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SAMHSA is Facing World AIDS Day

New Media | November 22, 2010 Read the full post
Brian Campbell
Cross-posted from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Dialogue Blog

An estimated 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV and one out of five individuals doesn’t know they are infected. [1] World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1 to raise awareness about HIV, commemorate those who have passed…

Medicare Finalizes New Rules to Require Equal Visitation Rights for all Hospital Patients

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) finalized a new rule which requires hospitals to let patients decide who can visit them. This new rule will “empower patients to designate their own visitors, including a same-sex…

Lessons for the mHealth HIV Community

New Media | November 16, 2010 Read the full post
Gwynne Kostin

At last week’s mHealth Summit , we had the opportunity to connect with many of our Federal and community partners about how to leverage the mobile web to improve health outcomes (check out the Summit’s YouTube Channel to watch videos…

PACHA Advises on HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) shared observations and feedback on a preliminary, confidential draft of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Operational Plan during a members-only conference call on November 9, 2010….

November’s Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

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Last week, we announced that we’d be posting monthly National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Top Ten lists to reinforce key parts of the NHAS. Today’s post is November’s Top Ten list. By 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy aims to: Reduce new…

Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

Top 10 Ways the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Improves the National Response to HIV/AIDS

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) contains many different elements and goals for creating a nation “where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic circumstance…

Future Directions-HIV Clinical Trials-Town Hall

Research | November 12, 2010 Read the full post
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On Tuesday, October 26, more than 300 representatives from our current HIV clinical trial networks, the infectious diseases research community, and HIV advocacy groups attended the “Town Hall Meeting to Examine the Restructuring of the NIAID Clinical Trials Networks.” The…

Tobacco Control and HIV

Dr. Koh speaking to the press after the release of the Tobacco Strategy

Yesterday, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launched the first ever comprehensive tobacco control strategic action plan, Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: A Tobacco Control Strategic Action Plan (PDF) that outlines specific, evidence-based actions that will…