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New Action Plan to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities

HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethinic Health Disparities cover. Has a collage of people across the front and a watermark of the HHS logo

Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (PDF 2MB). This document will serve as a road map for eliminating health and health care disparities for…

Studying and Promoting LGBT Health

Cover of The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People. Building a foundation for better understanding. Institue of Medicine.

Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released an important new report about the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The 276-page report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better…

Multiple Community Partners Collaborate to Address HIV/AIDS Among Women in the Pacific Northwest

Screenshot of African Americans Reach and Teach Health website (www.aarth.org)

Later this month I will have the honor of speaking to a regional training conference about women of color and HIV/AIDS for health professionals from the Pacific Northwest. This training is just one of many important local, state, and regional…

HHS Strategy Implementation Group Reviews Progress, Identifies Additional Opportunities

NHAS HHS Implementation Meeting

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a meeting of its department-wide National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) Implementation Group. This was the first meeting of the group since the completion of the HHS NHAS Operational Plan and…

Highlights from the White House Meeting for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | April 5, 2011 Read the full post
Regan Hofmann and Susannah Fox

Last month I attended a White House meeting for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 11). This meeting brought together leaders from across the country and focused on where the response is today when it comes to HIV…

PEPFAR and Ukraine: A Partnership To Stop the Spread of HIV

Global | April 4, 2011 Read the full post
Ambassador Eric Goosby in the Ukraine
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

I recently visited Ukraine for the first time in my role as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. I was pleased to have the opportunity to return to Ukraine, a country where I have spent considerable time working to strengthen HIV prevention,…

Highlights from SXSWi

New Media | April 4, 2011 Read the full post
sxsw-2011-logo

The 2011 South by Southwest Interactive festival last month brought almost 19,000 attendees to Austin, Texas from all over the globe, a 40% increase over last year. The additional numbers were noticeable, right from the start. Sessions filled up quickly,…

Peace Corps Volunteers Are Leaders in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Global | March 31, 2011 Read the full post
Peace Corps members flying kits on a ocean bluff
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, and I would like to thank the thousands of volunteers who have responded to the HIV/AIDS crisis, one of the most serious threats to global health and development. The Peace…