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Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health

Young adults face the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. Here are the eye-opening facts: Young adults aged 15 to 24 account for half of the 20 million new STDs that occur in the U.S. each year. [PDF 1,604 KB] As compared to other groups, women aged 15 to 24…

Preparing for World AIDS Day 2015: Video Message from Dr. Ron Valdiserri

As the HIV community here in the U.S. and around the globe prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, we are pleased to share this video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy for the U.S. Department of…

Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

Background: This SPNS initiative will implement and evaluate innovative social media methods to identify, link, and retain HIV positive underserved, underinsured, hard-to-reach youth and young adults (ages 13-34) in HIV primary care and supportive services. These methods include system approaches utilizing a variety of social media, internet and mobile-based technologies to improve engagement and retention…

We’re Here to Help

Open Enrollment to sign up for affordable, quality health coverage at HealthCare.gov begins today. Signing up for health insurance is an important decision and we want you to feel confident that you’ve picked the right plan for 2016. The good news is, if you have questions about signing up, there are a number of ways…

Hepatitis C in Corrections – A New Resource for Incarcerated People

A disproportionate number of people with hepatitis C (HCV) in the U.S. are or have been inmates in jails and prisons. Correctional settings therefore present significant opportunities to provide hepatitis prevention, testing, care, and treatment interventions. To help incarcerated people understand HCV, the National Hepatitis Corrections Network (NHCN)  has introduced a new resource to assist…

Hepatitis C Initiative in Ryan White Clinics—Findings from a Special Program of National Significance

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) presented findings and lessons from a four-year demonstration project that supported 29 organizations implementing focused interventions designed to increase access to and completion of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment for people also living with HIV at ID Week, a leading forum for sharing infectious disease research and practice. The…

2016 Open Enrollment: Tips for Consumers to Get Covered and Stay Covered

Editor’s Note: From HRSA’s ACE TA Center, here are tips and resources for the Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment period starting Nov 1.  The third Open Enrollment period for Marketplace health coverage begins on November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. What do consumers need to do to get covered and stay covered?…

FACT SHEET: Improving the Consumer Experience at HealthCare.gov

Editor’s note: Open Enrollment for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace begins in 3 days, on November 1. In preparation, CMS released this fact sheet highlighting improvements and new features added to the online marketplace based on consumer feedback. FACT SHEET: Improving the Consumer Experience at HealthCare.gov Open Enrollment is just…