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CDC Observes National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

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Cross-posted from CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Dear Colleague, April 10th is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). It is the first awareness day to recognize the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic specifically on young people. This annual observance was created by Advocates for Youth  and…

Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule for Medicaid and CHIP

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Cross-posted from CMS Newsroom

Editor’s Note: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for increased support for people living with HIV/AIDS who have co-occurring conditions such as mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction, as part of a concerted national effort to get and keep people…

Housing Discrimination Because of HIV/AIDS Is Illegal

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Cross-posted from The HUDdle: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Official Blog

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) face a number of challenges that are often amplified by stigma and discrimination associated with the virus.  To many, discrimination acts as a barrier to meeting basic needs like shelter. That’s why HUD’s Office of…

SAMHSA Announces Funding to Prevent Substance Abuse, HIV, and HCV among Minority Young Adults

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has issued a funding opportunity announcement under its fiscal year 2015 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) grants.  Known by its short…

Social Media and the Changing Landscape of Youth Engagement

New Media | April 7, 2015 Read the full post
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Friday, April 10, 2015 marks the third national observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD), a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the growing…

An Era of New Possibilities: HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men

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We have achieved some hard-won victories against HIV in recent years. New infections among women and injection drug users are declining, people with HIV are living longer, and more people than ever know their HIV status.  But one population —…

African Immigrants At Increased Risk for Hepatitis B

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Ed. note: April is Minority Health Month, bringing a national focus on advancing health equity and ending health disparities. During April we will be sharing several blog posts about responding to viral hepatitis disparities among minority communities. Up to 1.4…

Fifteen days remain before tax filing deadline

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Cross-posted from CMS Newsroom

CMS continues to raise awareness about the intersection of taxes and health care With the tax filing deadline two weeks away, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to help consumers understand how health coverage and taxes…