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SAMHSA Announces Funding to Prevent Substance Abuse, HIV, and HCV among Minority Young Adults

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has issued a funding opportunity announcement under its fiscal year 2015 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) grants.  Known by its short title “MSI CBO grants,” the purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce substance…

Social Media and the Changing Landscape of Youth Engagement

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Friday, April 10, 2015 marks the third national observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the growing efforts of young people engaged in the response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. To…

An Era of New Possibilities: HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men

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We have achieved some hard-won victories against HIV in recent years. New infections among women and injection drug users are declining, people with HIV are living longer, and more people than ever know their HIV status.  But one population — gay and bisexual men –is seeing infections rise, driven by increases among young gay men….

African Immigrants At Increased Risk for Hepatitis B

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Ed. note: April is Minority Health Month, bringing a national focus on advancing health equity and ending health disparities. During April we will be sharing several blog posts about responding to viral hepatitis disparities among minority communities. Up to 1.4 million people in the U.S. are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). One…

Fifteen days remain before tax filing deadline

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CMS continues to raise awareness about the intersection of taxes and health care With the tax filing deadline two weeks away, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to help consumers understand how health coverage and taxes intersect. This year’s tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked…

White House Office of National AIDS Policy to Host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Regional Forums

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Editor’s Note: Just announced! The location details are now available for the regional forum that will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 8. Please RSVP to attend any of these four regional forums to inform the update of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Over the next two months, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)…

Register Today for Webinar on Hepatitis C Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs

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The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a webinar, Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities among People Who Inject Drugs – Confronting the Growing Epidemic, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 1:00-2:00 PM (ET). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported cases of acute hepatitis C (HCV) have increased…

$60M Investment Supports Community Collaboratives to Strengthen HIV Prevention and Care for Gay Men of Color

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A new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week invests over $60 million from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) in a four-year demonstration project designed to improve HIV outcomes for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Up…