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HIV/AIDS Organizations Support Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment as Champions for Coverage

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During our recent AIDS.gov webinar, Toward an AIDS-free Generation: Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment for People Living with HIV, panelists discussed ways that HIV/AIDS organizations can help reach out to and enroll individuals, particularly from communities of color, in coverage available to them through the Health Insurance Marketplace. One way for organizations to get involved, explained…

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Enhancing HIV Prevention Communication and Mobilization Efforts Through Strategic Partnerships (PS15-1505)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention Communication Branch (PCB) is pleased to announce the publication of Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS15-1505: Enhancing HIV Prevention Communication and Mobilization Efforts Through Strategic Partnerships. This FOA was published on December 30, 2014…

Remembering Mario Cuomo’s Leadership on HIV/AIDS

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The importance of leadership in the response to HIV/AIDS was underscored in a recent blog post by Julie Scofield, Executive Director of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). In her post on the NASTAD blog  paying tribute to Mario Cuomo, the late former governor of New York and her former boss,…

Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015

Deborah Birx, MD, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

On World AIDS Day 2014, like many around the world, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) embraced the theme “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” This theme did not set the tone for just one day, but represents a driving principle that underpinned PEPFAR’s activities in 2014 and will drive action into…

Learning in 2015 from the 2014 NHAAAD social media experience

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Editor’s note: As we look toward the 2015 national HIV/AIDS awareness days, today we provide one more post in our series of reflections on the importance of social media in expanding these observances. September 18, 2014 marked the 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day  (NHAAAD). As the community lead for this observance, we…

Viral Hepatitis Issues Examined at 2014 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

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Hepatitis B and C were among the important public health issues examined at the recent annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) . The annual meeting, held November 14-19, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of public health professionals, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, students, and others committed…

Brooks and Valdiserri Video Messages

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We know that the last week of the year is a time when many people are away from work, or are taking a break from new/social media. So—in case you missed them—we want to call your attention to two videos we believe lay vital groundwork for HIV and viral hepatitis-related work in 2015. Dr. Ronald…

New Tools to Help Track Health Insurance Enrollment and Renewal for People Living with HIV

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New tools from the HRSA/HAB-supported Affordable Care Enrollment TA Center (ACE TA Center ) are available to help support people living with HIV in enrolling in health insurance, using their benefits, and staying enrolled. Designed to support Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients, the Enrollment Tracking Worksheet  and Checklists  track where clients are in the enrollment and…