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Delivery System Reform: Making Health Care Work Better for Everyone

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: The Affordable Care Act gives us the tools to build a health care system that puts patients at the center. In the six years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, we’ve made important progress to bring more…

Sharing Lessons as We Develop New Site

New Media | March 22, 2016 Read the full post
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As promoters for the use of digital tools in the response to HIV and viral hepatitis, we often share examples of specific tools and resources once they are available. But we are also always curious to learn and share lessons…

Social Workers: Go Social!

New Media | March 22, 2016 Read the full post
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The  28th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will be held in Minneapolis on May 26-29.  Dr. Vince Lynch founded this Conference in 1988 and this year’s event will be the last one he organizes and chairs before retiring in…

SAMHSA Announces Availability of $33M to Integrate HIV Services into Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Programs for Women

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Editor’s Note: This announcement previously stated a funding amount of $11 million. It has been revised upon SAMHSA’s corrected funding availability of $33 million. Please see the below press release for more details.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

March 20 is National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | March 18, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from IHS Newsroom

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide effort designed to promote HIV testing and awareness in Native communities. March 20, 2016 marks the 10th annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme is “Hear Indigenous Voices: Uniting Bold…

CROI 2016 Plenary Session on HIV in Transgender Populations (Video)

Research | March 17, 2016 Read the full post
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The 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston last month featured a first-ever plenary session on HIV in transgender populations by Dr. Tonia C. Poteat. I had the chance to visit with her following her presentation. I…

HHS awards $94 million to health centers to help treat the prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic in America

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Cross-posted from HHS Newsroom

Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $94 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 271 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to improve and expand the delivery of substance…

“It is Possible to Dream”

Global | March 16, 2016 Read the full post
Teresa Mbalane, who has been receiving HIV treatment since 2004, with CDC Mozambique Director Edgar Monterroso. Teresa receives treatment via PEPFAR funding distributed by CDC Mozambique to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: Teresa inspires and mobilizes people living with HIV and their families to live positively by sharing her story. “Today, it is possible to dream—when we thought that life was over,” says Teresa Joaquim Mbalane, a 50-year-old mother of four…