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Hepatitis C Initiative in Ryan White Clinics—Findings from a Special Program of National Significance

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) presented findings and lessons from a four-year demonstration project that supported 29 organizations implementing focused interventions designed to increase access to and completion of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment for people also living with HIV at ID Week, a leading forum for sharing infectious disease research and practice. The…

2016 Open Enrollment: Tips for Consumers to Get Covered and Stay Covered

Editor’s Note: From HRSA’s ACE TA Center, here are tips and resources for the Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment period starting Nov 1.  The third Open Enrollment period for Marketplace health coverage begins on November 1, 2015 and runs through January 31, 2016. What do consumers need to do to get covered and stay covered?…

HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that more than $2.2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2015 to cities, states and local community-based organizations. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive system of care to ensure that more than half a million people living…

Every Dose, Every Day (TM): New Tool to Improve Medication Adherence

Editor’s Note: The Centers for Disease Control has developed a new digital toolkit to promote medical adherence. This online resource includes a mobile app and can be used by providers as well as people living with HIV. CDC recently published the Every Dose, Every DayTM toolkit online. This toolkit offers assistance to both health care…

Youth, HIV and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Throughout the 25 year history of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), there has been a concerted effort to focus attention and resources on youth affected by HIV. In 1993, the Pediatric AIDS Service Demonstration Grants, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for HIV-positive children and their families, were incorporated into RWHAP,…

Are You Prepared for Any Emergency?

September is National Preparedness Month, a time when we are all reminded of the importance of having a plan to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy in case of a natural disaster or other type of emergency. This year’s theme is, “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Emergency planning is…

New Issue Brief on ACA and People Living with HIV from Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new issue brief, The ACA and People Living with HIV: Profiles from the Field. Featuring in-depth profiles of 12 people living with HIV, the document highlights how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions impacted their access to coverage and care. According to the Issue Brief’s authors, while some…

Curing Hard-to-Treat Hepatitis C

In a new video, NIH researchers and their colleagues from health centers in the District of Columbia discuss efforts to improve treatments for hepatitis C, a potentially life-threatening viral disease that slowly damages the liver. NIH-sponsored clinical studies in the nation’s capital focus on identifying effective, safe, and convenient therapies for hard-to-treat hepatitis C patients,…