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Understanding Individuals’ Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: Today, HHS took an important step toward ensuring that individuals can take advantage of their HIPAA right of access. The HIPAA Privacy Rule has always provided individuals with the right to access and receive a copy of their health…

We’re on Snapchat: Add WhiteHouse

New Media | January 12, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from White House Blog

Editor’s Note: We were thrilled to hear that the White House is on Snapchat (and just in time for the State of the Union tonight). If you would like information on using new and emerging tools, like Snapchat, sign up…

Making it Accessible: A State of the Union that Everyone Can Experience

New Media | January 12, 2016 Read the full post
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With every State of the Union address, we have found new ways to share the President’s speech with the American people. Since this is his last one, we want to make sure that everyone can connect and engage with his…

Updated Expert Guidance on the Management of Chronic Hepatitis B Now Available

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In November 2015, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) released updated guidelines for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. Developed and disseminated by AASLD, a professional society of scientists and health care professionals committed to…

Slides Now Available! 2015 APHA Special Session: The Changing Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis – Hepatitis C Emerging Trends and Disparities

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In November at the 143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, OHAIDP facilitated a special session, “The Changing Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis – Hepatitis C Emerging Trends and Disparities.” Michelle Moses-Eisenstein, MPH, the session organizer and moderator,…

First-ever CMS Innovation Center pilot project to test improving patients’ health by addressing their social needs

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

$157 million in funding will bridge clinical care with social services The Department of Health and Human Services today announced a new funding opportunity of up to $157 million to test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated…

New EEOC Publication on HIV/AIDS and Employment Discrimination

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To help educate job applicants and employees living with HIV of their employment non-discrimination rights, late last month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a new publication, “What You Should Know About HIV/AIDS and Employment Discrimination.” The EEOC,…

The Year in Review: 2015 Digital Highlights and Insights

New Media | January 5, 2016 Read the full post
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We’re five days into 2016, and, like many of you, we are reflecting on the the past year while planning for the year to come. It’s been nearly 10 years since we first launched AIDS.gov. Eight years have passed since…