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Statement by Secretary Burwell on the National Health Interview Survey

Sylvia Mathews Burwell - cropped May 19
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Today’s report [PDF 664 KB] is further proof that our country has made undeniable and historic strides thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rate fell to 9.1 percent in 2015, making it the first year in our nation’s history…

HHS finalizes rule to improve health equity under the Affordable Care Act

HHS logo - resized for WP - March 2016
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Final rule prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability; enhances language assistance for individuals with limited English proficiency; and protects individuals with disabilities The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a final…

Join Us for the White House Hepatitis Testing Day Event

Hepatitis Testing Day - May 19 2015

Tomorrow, the White House will recognize National Hepatitis Testing Day for the first time. The full event will be livestreamed at www.WhiteHouse.gov/LIVE starting at 10:00 a.m. EDT. This action-packed event will feature Director of the Office of National Drug Control…

New! HHS Viral Hepatitis Twitter Handle

New Media | May 18, 2016 Read the full post
Hepatitis Awareness Month logo - cropped May 18 2016

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. To coincide with May 19th’s Hepatitis Testing Day observance, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new Twitter account: @HHS_ViralHep ….

NIH Statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Research | May 18, 2016 Read the full post
HIV Vaccine Day 2016 - Fauci quote - cropped May2016
Cross-posted from NIAID News

Advances in HIV/AIDS research have given us the opportunity to transform the lives of those living with HIV while providing highly effective methods of preventing the infection. This progress has strengthened optimism for achieving a durable end to the HIV/AIDS…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports SAMHSA Effort to Enhance Syringe Services Partnerships

Tim Harrison - cropped May 2016

The Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) supports efforts to prevent new HIV infections and reduce drop-offs along the HIV care continuum for racial and ethnic minorities who bear a disproportionate burden of HIV disease. With SMAIF resources, the Substance…

With new data, states can better focus HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

Research | May 17, 2016 Read the full post
CDC HIV prevention in the south - cropped May 2016

As CDC reported [PDF 2.3 MB] in December, our nation is making substantial but uneven progress on HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Over the past decade, new HIV diagnoses declined significantly…

Making government information more accessible

New Media | May 17, 2016 Read the full post
WCAG - Accessibility - cropped May 2016

The federal government relies on technology to carry out its business and deliver information to citizens – and that means ALL citizens, including more than 13 million in the United States who have at least one disability. Nearly every federal…