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Implementing the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: The Role of Community Leadership

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The development of the updated national Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis: 2014-2016 [PDF 2.01MB] (Action Plan) in April 2014 marked a new opportunity for community-based organizations invested in eliminating hepatitis B and C disparities, to explore what activities federal agencies are planning to undertake and how the organizations and agencies…

Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Reporting Burden for HHS HIV Grantees

Ronald Valdiserri

To help achieve a more coordinated response to HIV in the U.S., the National HIV/AIDS Strategy contains the following recommendation: “The Federal Government should take short and longer-term efforts to simplify grant administration activities, including work to standardize data collection and grantee reporting requirements for Federal HIV programs.” Acting upon that recommendation, in April 2012,…

Things to know about health insurance and your taxes

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Did you know that your health coverage may affect your taxes? If anyone in your household enrolled in a Marketplace plan in 2014, you’ll need some new information when you file your federal income taxes. Here are 5 things to know about health coverage and your taxes: Watch your mail for Form 1095-A. It will…

#NLAAD in 2015: Increasing Latinos’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Using Social Media Learnings from 2014

Antonio Ochoa

Editor’s note: Today we continue our series of guest posts on social media strategies to amplify the key messages for HIV/AIDS observance days. Our experience has taught us that effective social marketing targeting includes a clear understanding of four key components. These four components cover: (1) the behavior you are trying to solicit; (2) barriers…

President Obama Speaks on Identity Theft and Privacy

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The White House released new information today on a plan to protect American companies, consumers, and infrastructure from cyber threats, while safeguarding privacy. You can learn more by reading the fact sheet, Safeguarding American Consumers & Families on identity theft and privacy. You can watch the video where the President Speaks on Identity Theft and Privacy.

Access to Hepatitis C Therapy Listening Session with Community Stakeholders

Ronald Valdiserri

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a listening session on the important issue of access to curative treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. While the advent of more effective, second-generation direct-acting antivirals for the treatment of hepatitis C represents a tremendous scientific accomplishment and a potential public health triumph, community…

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcements for Regional AETCs, AETC National Resource Center

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has released two new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program. The FOAs are for Regional AETCs (HRSA-15-032) and an AETC National Coordinating Resource Center (HRSA-15-033). (Details on each FOA below.) The application due date for both is March 6, 2015. The mission of…

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators, a Vital CDC Program Helping to Achieve the Goals of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

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Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators (VHPCs) are vital to the implementation of the nation’s Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, and ultimately, achievement of 3 of the national goals of reducing viral hepatitis transmission and disease: Increase the proportion of persons who are aware of their hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection,…