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HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers

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Funding creates an estimated 4,750 new jobs; Helps newly insured access care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to expand primary care…

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Help Treat Ebola Patients in Liberia

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Editor’s Note: Tuesday afternoon at the CDC in Atlanta, President Obama announced a major increase in U.S. efforts to help the international community fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He was joined by HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell and CDC Director Tom Frieden. As part of the President’s strategy, HHS announced on Tuesday that…

HHS announces $60 million to help consumers navigate their health care coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation. People shopping for and enrolling in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace can get local…

NBHAAD’s New Media Outreach Explodes Under “The New Normal”

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Editor’s Note: This is the second post in our series looking at how social media has been used to support national health observances. As our readers plan for upcoming observance days including National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015, we encourage you to check out all our HIV/AIDS Awareness Day posts. This year marks the 14th…

PACHA Appoints 11 New Members, Re-appoints 3

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At yesterday’s meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Washington, DC, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Wanda Jones, swore-in 11 new members and 3 re-appointed members. The PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention of HIV disease, and to advance…

ONAP Town Halls in Oakland, San Francisco Identify Challenges, Progress on HIV

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Editor’s note: This week we continue our look back at some of the summer’s HIV/AIDS community highlights. Today we share reflections from our colleague Dr. Andrew Forsyth on two listening sessions held by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in the San Francisco Bay area earlier this summer. On June 24 and 26,…

White House Meeting on HIV in the Southern United States

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Editor’s note: As summer winds down, we are looking back at some of the highlights of a busy summer in the HIV/AIDS field. Today we share reflections from Dr. Ron Valdiserri on a White House meeting on HIV in the southern U.S. held earlier this summer. HIV continues to take a heavy toll in states…

Using Social Media and Technology for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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If your grandmother were to ask you for your Twitter handle or your grandfather wanted to become your Facebook friend, how would you respond? If you posted or tweeted messages related to HIV or AIDS awareness, education or testing among older adults, would you be willing to share that information with your grandparents? Beyond individual…