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HIV-Related Measure Included Among New Leading Health Indicators Announced by HHS

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Healthy People 2020

This week, Dr. Howard Koh, our Assistant Secretary for Health, unveiled critical health priorities for the nation known as “Leading Health Indicators” (LHIs). I am very pleased to point out that these important national indicators include an HIV-related measure.  Announced at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, the LHIs are a…

Strategy in Action: Region II Convenes National HIV/AIDS Strategy Symposium

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The Strategy in Action. Communities respond to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

More than 200 in-person and over 180 webcast attendees participated in a recent symposium held in New York City at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region II office. The meeting was convened by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of the Regional Health Administrator, Regional Resource Network…

Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Update

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Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in the National Viral Hepatitis Technical Assistance Meeting where there was significant focus on realizing the potential of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.  Organized by the National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable , the meeting brought together Adult Viral Hepatitis…

One Month until World AIDS Day (December 1): How are YOU Facing AIDS?

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day video

Co-authored by Aisha Moore, Communications Director and Deb LeBel, Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov

World AIDS Day (December 1) is a month away and once again we’re using social networking and photos to share messages about how we are all still Facing AIDS. Some of us once knew a world without AIDS, and for others AIDS has been around our entire lifetime. No matter your age or your familiarity with the epidemic and the many people who have been infected or affected, we hope you’ll join us again this year.

Getting Ready for USCA 2011, November 10–13: Send Us Your Thoughts

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The U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) 2011 is less than two weeks away. As Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council noted in his recent blog post, this year’s conference is pivotal. With the conference theme, “Make Change Real,” over 3,000 federal, national, and community-level HIV partners will gather in Chicago to…

Celebrating National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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R. Gil Kerlikowske

This month, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is standing with President Obama and our public health partners to celebrate National Substance Abuse Prevention Month (PDF 349KB) in the month of October. As those in the public health community know, the best way to address some of the nation’s biggest health issues is…

Together for Girls Partnership: Ending Sexual Violence Against Girls

Together for Girls Partnership

In 2002, the World Health Organization estimated that 150 million girls and 75 million boys worldwide experienced sexual violence before the age of 18. Research shows that consequences of the sexual violence epidemic in children include increased risk of contracting HIV, as well as myriad debilitating mental health problems that affect social behaviors, education opportunity,…

New Update: Registering for the NHAS Implementation Dialogues

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In two earlier blog posts we outlined the topic and format for a series of regional dialogues that the White House Office of National AIDS Policy will convene to focus attention on issues related to implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.  These events will be a forum for Federal, state and local agency representatives, researchers,…