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Twitter, Alicia Keys, and Video

Alicia Keys

New media continues to be an effective tool to extend the reach of our HIV programs. An example can be found with this Sunday’s “We Are Empowered” National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America. Hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys along with Greater Than AIDS, “We…

Get covered to stay in the game

Alonzo Mourning

When sickness or injury strike, having health insurance can mean the difference between falling and getting back up and dropping out of the game. I know, because I was at the top of my game – I felt invincible – but when I went for my regular team physical it turned out I had a…

New Fact Sheets Available to Help Consumers with Marketplace Questions

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released some easy-to-understand consumer fact sheets for those who are enrolling or who have newly enrolled in healthcare plans through the Marketplace. These fact sheets are great resources for organizations working to help people living with HIV/AIDS and others apply and enroll in healthcare coverage through the…

Serve on MLK Day

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Next Monday, January 20, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national day of community service. Each year, across the U.S., Americans from all walks of life come together on this federal holiday to work to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems, serving their neighbors and communities. This year, educating community members about…

Insurance That’s High Quality and Affordable? Now That’s a Slam Dunk.

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No one plans to get sick or hurt — I certainly didn’t — but most people will need medical care at some point in their lives. As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time. It was important…

Working Toward Health Equity

Wayne Daffus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Office of Health Equity in CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). To commemorate this milestone event, CDC hosted international, national, and local leaders in health equity to provide their perspectives on achievements, strategies, and goals…

With Gratitude for Dr. Colfax’s Service

President Obama greets Grant Colfax and Gayle Smith of the National Security Council as Valerie Jarrett looks on.

As his tenure as Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy comes to a close this week, we extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Grant Colfax for his service. Appointed by President Obama as his lead advisor on domestic HIV/AIDS in 2012, Dr. Colfax has since been responsible for overseeing implementation of…

New Analysis Estimates the Number of People with HIV Who Could Gain New Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

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A new analysis  by the Kaiser Family Foundation  in conjunction with researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the first national estimates of the expected impact of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions on people with HIV. It is based on nationally representative data from the CDC’s Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), a surveillance…