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Saluting Community Health Centers: Vital Partners in Fighting HIV and Hepatitis

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This week we join public health and health care colleagues across the U.S. in saluting the 50th anniversary of the nation’s network of community health centers during National Health Center Week.  First established in 1965 as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, today there are over 1,300 health centers supported by…

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to Commemorate Historic Milestone on August 18

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is counting down to an historic milestone – the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act – which takes place on August 18, 2015. The theme for the 25th anniversary commemoration is “Moving Forward with CARE: Building on 25 Years of Passion, Purpose, and Excellence.” Today, the…

Is It Time to Try Medium? New Federal-Friendly Terms of Service

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AIDS.gov works to share information on the wide range of digital tools. The following post is by our Federal colleagues at DigitalGov. What is Medium? Good question. Is it a publishing platform , a social network , a distribution channel , a 21st century version of the op-ed page , or something else ? With a continuously evolving feature-set, Medium…

What They’re Saying: Release of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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On July 30, the President released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2,230 KB], which will guide our efforts—at the national, state, and community levels—through the end of the decade. The updated Strategy retains the original Strategy’s Vision and four overarching Goals, but updates its Steps, Actions, and Indicators to incorporate the incredible progress…

HHS World Hepatitis Day Observance Showcased Progress & Collaboration

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On July 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted the fifth annual observance of World Hepatitis Day to continue raising awareness of the burden of viral hepatitis both here in the U.S. and around the world. Globally, viral hepatitis affects 400 million people and kills over 1.4 million people annually , and…

Three Tips for Redesigning a Website for the HIV and Hepatitis Communities

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Earlier this year, the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors  (NASTAD) launched a new website  to enhance our communication with state health department staff who implement HIV and hepatitis programs in the United States. The website redesign is one outcome of our work to develop a communications strategy that is responsive to the…

New Resources to Assist Ryan White Client Enroll In and Use Health Coverage

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The Affordable Care Enrollment (ACE) TA Center  has released two new resources to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients enroll in and use their new health coverage. Download and share these resources! Making the Most of Your Coverage—Health insurance can be confusing for everyone, especially if you’ve recently enrolled in coverage for the first time….

NEW digital products! National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

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On Thursday, July 30, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy released its update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Below are digital tools to carry our efforts forward to 2020. We encourage you to read the document: National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2.17MB]. The updated Strategy is also accompanied by: President Obama’s Executive…