HIV Policy & Programs

The Evolution of Ryan White HIV/Care

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Rapid change does not typically drive progress in health care. Historically, proven interventions are adopted over decades under the best of circumstances, like life-saving Vitamin A for children with measles or Beta-blockers to improve survival after a heart attack. HIV care stands nearly alone in terms of the speed with which a deadly disease became…

On the Horizon

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Summary: Find out what’s going on with ONAP in the next few months — and how you can contribute! The next few months are an important time for our community to gather, reflect on the progress of recent years, and continue moving forward. With many opportunities to connect, ONAP will continue to emphasize the National…

Patient Benefits Coordinator Helps Tribal Members Enroll in Health Coverage

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Jody Guardipee, a Patient Benefits Coordinator at Blackfeet Community Hospital in northwest Montana, knows firsthand that educating tribal members about their health care choices is key to building healthy families and healthy communities. Jody talks to patients daily on the benefits of enrolling in Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Health…

CDC Data Should Spur Action to Protect the Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth

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CDC recently released the first nationally representative data on the health risks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students. These data show that the approximately 1.3 million LGB youth in this country experience physical and sexual violence and bullying at levels 2 to 3 times higher than their heterosexual peers. Data from CDC’s…

The Affordable Care Act: The Essential Role of Community Health Centers

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Editor’s Note: Learn more! Read about HHS’ new awards for health centers to improve care coordination and become patient-centered medical homes, and download a HRSA Health Center Program fact sheet [PDF 255 KB] on Health Centers and the ACA. Health centers have played an essential role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and continue…

Ending LGBT Clinical Bias

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people continue to experience discrimination in health care – underscoring the need for a dramatic shift in attitudes for a long-stigmatized minority and more behavioral health specialists working in primary care clinics. Not only does providing primary and behavioral health services in a single setting improve patient outcomes, said HRSA…

Lose your health insurance? You may be able to enroll now

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If you recently lost health insurance coverage, you may be able to enroll in Marketplace coverage with a Special Enrollment Period. Health insurance losses that may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period Loss of job-based insurance: You may qualify if your employer stopped offering health insurance, or you left a job where you had health…

The Role of PrEP in HIV Prevention for Black Women: Power in Service

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Editor’s Note: We are pleased to bring you this guest blog post from the Black Women’s Health Imperative. Be sure to check out their Let’s Talk About PrEP campaign. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am…