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Responding to the Orlando Community Tragedy: Behavioral Health Resources To Foster Resilience

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The emotional toll from the mass shooting earlier this week in Orlando, Florida, continues to resonate both locally and nationwide. Following a tragedy of this magnitude, mental health support can make a substantial difference in beginning to heal a traumatized community. SAMHSA has tools and resources to support survivors, community members, responders, and behavioral health…

Attention: Report household and income changes to the Marketplace

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If you have a Marketplace health plan and your income or household has recently changed, you should report the major life change as soon as possible. Major life changes — like higher or lower income, adding or losing household members, or getting other health coverage — may affect the health insurance or savings you’re eligible…

Speakers Announced for June 20 Listening Session on PrEP

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Fourteen organizations will provide comments on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during a community listening session next Monday, June 20, 2016 hosted by the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and the HHS Office of Minority Health.  The session will be conducted via webinar  from…

Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development Award $9.2 Million to Provide Stable Housing to Victims of Domestic Violence Living with HIV/AIDS

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Joint Demonstration to Enhance Coordination between HIV Housing and Domestic Violence Services In an effort to help prevent victims of domestic violence living with HIV/AIDS from falling into homelessness, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced more than $9 million to support eight local programs across…

Learn How to Increase Health Care Marketplace Outreach Using Social Media

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Across the country, community-based organizations—including many HIV/AIDS service organizations—continue to work to enroll individuals in the quality, affordable health care coverage made available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and to help newly-enrolled individuals understand how to use their new coverage. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is sponsoring the following webinar to…

LGBT Health: Celebrating Our Progress and Looking Ahead

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Summary: Here at HHS, our support for LGBT health and wellbeing has spanned across the department. If there is a single thread which ties together the incredible work done by each member of the Health and Human Services family, it is the belief that every American deserves the same opportunity to live a healthy, happy…

Men’s Health Week – An Opportunity to Address Viral Hepatitis Among Men

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Summary: Men die from hepatitis B and C at higher rates than women. During Men’s Health Week, we can raise awareness and promote viral hepatitis testing, vaccination, and treatment for men. June 13-18, 2016 is Men’s Health Week, part of Men’s Health Month, which gives us an opportunity to increase awareness of the burden of…

Tools to Promote Gender Responsiveness in HIV Prevention Programs for Women and Girls

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Do you plan, design, implement, monitor, or evaluate HIV prevention programs for women and adolescent girls? If so, this is a blog post you won’t want to miss! One in four people living with HIV in the U.S. are women or girls. There are significant differences in the underlying causes and consequences of female HIV…