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35th Anniversary of AIDS: Federal Leaders Reflect

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In advance of the 35th anniversary this Sunday, June 5, of the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS in the United States, AIDS.gov sat down with two federal leaders in our response to HIV/AIDS to hear their reflections on this milestone. Despite Advances, HIV Stigma Still Impedes Progress In her reflection,…

Using your Marketplace insurance to keep you healthy

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Getting health insurance is an important first step to better health. Now that you’re covered, here are 3 ways to get the most out of your health plan: Find a provider you trust Even if you don’t need care right now, it’s important to find a doctor you can trust and work with. You usually…

Tools to Help Individuals Locate PrEP Prescribers

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More and more, individuals are learning about the potential impact of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). As awareness grows, so does the number of individuals seeking providers with whom they can discuss this highly effective HIV-prevention tool. Across the country, directories and locator tools in various forms are helping to link individuals with healthcare providers who…

Updated Know Hepatitis B Campaign Materials from CDC Now Available – Tools To Increase HBV Awareness and Testing Among Asian American and Pacific Islanders

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Summary: Blog post about new hepatitis B campaign resources from CDC. The end of May marks the close of both Hepatitis Awareness Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Both observances have provided opportunities to raise awareness of and strengthen our response to the disproportionate burden of hepatitis B (HBV) infection among Asian Americans and Pacific…

New Funding to Support Curing Hep C among People of Color Living with HIV

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau recently announced two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), supported with resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, that will support the development of comprehensive jurisdiction-level hepatitis C (HCV) screening, care, and treatment systems for HIV/HCV coinfected people of color. Between 20-25% of people living with HIV in the United States are coinfected…

Join the Listening Session on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on June 20 – Open Call for Speakers!

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On Monday, June 20, 2016 the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the HHS Office of Minority Health are partnering with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host a community listening session on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The session will be conducted via webinar from 1:30-3:00 pm (EDT). Improving…

The Next Step – Making the Most of Your Coverage

Headshot of Dr. Cara James, Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Millions of Americans are gaining health coverage every year. Between 2013 and 2014, African Americans and Latinos saw the largest declines in uninsured rates[1]. During the 2016 open enrollment period, over 2.2 million individuals of color selected plans through the Marketplace[2]. Getting coverage is a big accomplishment, but it is just the first step. Regardless…

The Content Corner: Four Ways to Help Your Content Stand Out

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Editor’s Note: As more organizations use digital tools to reach their audiences, it’s vital to create engaging content that stands out. Recently we’ve experimented with Twitter polls, listicles, sharing infographics that explain data and, gifs . Today we share DigitalGov’s tips from January 2016, that we have often referred others to this year. We hope it will…