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AIDS 2012: On the Path Towards an AIDS-free Generation

Clinton AIDS-free Generation

In her November 2011 speech at the National Institutes of Health, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke of an historic opportunity at hand: to achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation. On World AIDS Day President Obama further underscored that we are at a pivotal moment in the response to the epidemic, with new…

Protecting Privacy and Building Trust as Mobile and Online Health Evolve

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Co-authored by Lygeia Ricciardi, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT The healthcare system is going digital at a fast clip. In the last two years, the number of hospitals using electronic health records has more than doubled to 35%–and the majority of remaining hospitals say they have near-term plans to do so.  While…

Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on LGBT Health Awareness Week 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2012 LGBT Health Awareness Week is an important time to highlight the progress our country is making to address the unique health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans, especially through implementation of the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Studies have shown that health disparities related…

Seizing the Mobile Opportunity: The Health Resources and Services Administration Experience

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HRSA Find a Health Center Mobile App

Have you or your clients used your phone to find a community health center? Did you know there’s an app for that? In 2011, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released their “Find a Health Center”  mobile app. Simply type in a ZIP code or select “my current location” and click the ‘Find Centers’…

Kaiser Permanente Shares Expertise with Other Health Care Providers to Improve Health Equity for People Living with HIV

Dr. Michael Horberg, Kaiser Permanente

AIDS.gov recently spoke with Dr. Michael Horberg, Director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), about the Kaiser Permanente HIV Challenge , an important private sector effort to improve the delivery of HIV care in support of the goals the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Announced earlier this…

Applications to Volunteer at AIDS 2012 Available April 1st

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The success of AIDS 2012 will depend heavily on the support of 1,500 to 2,000 volunteers who will fill a range of crucial positions during the conference, including helping coordinate program activities, greeting and registering delegates, staffing various offices and helping in the Global Village. Volunteering at AIDS 2012 is a great way to gain…

Change Is the One True Constant: Transitions at HHS

Ronald Valdiserri

Introducing the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy As announced in the Federal Register on Friday, March 16, the office formerly known as the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy will now be known as the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP). OHAIDP, located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, is…

Message from the IHS Director for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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This Tuesday, March 20, marks the 6th observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is set aside to acknowledge that HIV continues to threaten the health and well-being of our Native communities and to recognize the role that we all have in addressing this critical health issue. As of 2008, 3,629 American Indians…