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Next Open Enrollment Period

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Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace ended January 31, 2016. If you didn’t enroll by then, you can enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period…

White House Meeting on HIV Stigma Examines Interventions, Measures, Actions

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Cross-posted from White House Blog

Summary: On March 3, ONAP and NIH co-hosted the White House Meeting on HIV Stigma: Research for a Robust Response. As we approach the 35th anniversary of the first case reports of what would later come to be known as HIV/AIDS,…

LGBT Health Awareness Week – Addressing LGBT Health Disparities Across the Board

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When President Obama, joined by leaders throughout his Administration and in Congress, fought to pass the Affordable Care Act, he did it for one overwhelming reason: to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care. He did…

President Obama Addresses Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic

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In remarks delivered at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, this afternoon President Obama discussed a range of actions being taken to address the nation’s prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic. This epidemic involves increases…

Virtual Office Hours: Personalized Social Media Training

New Media | March 29, 2016 Read the full post
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Want to learn how to make a video with a free app called Adobe Voice? Sign up for Virtual Office Hours and we’ll walk you through the process of using your smartphone to do just that! Virtual Office Hours is…

HHS Releases Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

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The United States is experiencing a growing opioid epidemic, which has made many communities vulnerable to outbreaks of HIV and viral hepatitis among people who inject drugs (PWID). To address this issue, Members of Congress worked together late last year…

Marriage – A Social Determinant of Health?

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This week is LGBT Health Awareness Week, a nationwide observance that promotes the unique health and wellness needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. This year, we have something new to consider in terms of LGBT health…

HRSA Calling for Abstracts for 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is calling for abstracts for the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment, which will take place August 23-26, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is Forward Momentum:…