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Setting a Path Towards HCV Elimination in the Cherokee Nation: Government, Academia, and Pharma Collaboration

VH blog - Sally Blouse - April 8 2016

An innovative, multi-party collaborative effort, Hepatitis C in Native Oklahoma: Optimizing Care and Setting a Path Towards Elimination of Disease and Disparity, launched recently to respond to high rates of hepatitis C in the Cherokee Nation (CN). The goal of…

Saving Lives and Improving Health Care through Innovation in Organ Donations and Transplants

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

There are currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting list for an organ in the United States. Twenty-two people a day die waiting. But today, we’re taking one step forward to change that. In honor of National Donate Life…

4 essentials for managing your health insurance plan

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Cross-posted from Healthcare.gov Blog

If you’re enrolled in a 2016 health insurance plan, here’s what you need to know to about getting the full benefit of your health coverage and keeping it up to date. 4 health insurance tips to use all year Pay…

“How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?”

Rich Wolitski and Douglas Brooks - rich blog April 6 2016

That lyric from the Broadway musical Rent played over again and again in my head as I sat down to write this blog about the work that my friend Douglas Brooks has done at The White House. Our accomplishments in…

Herramientas en Español (Tools in Spanish)

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Cross-posted from TARGET Center

The need for Spanish language and culturally-appropriate HIV resources is great as 21% of U.S. HIV/AIDS cases  are among Hispanic individuals. On the TARGET Center site are dozens of Spanish language resources designed to help meet that demand, developed by Ryan White agencies…

3 Ways Digital Tools Can Reach Youth

New Media | April 5, 2016 Read the full post
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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is on April 10, and Advocates for Youth plans and leads this observance. Rachel Cooke, Associate Director for Communications at Advocates for Youth, recently shared the following takeaways about how digital tools…

The White House – Presidential Proclamation: National Public Health Week, 2016

White House logo - April 2016
Cross-posted from The White House Blog

National Public Health Week, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Public Health Week, we join together to enhance public health ‑‑ the foundation of our security and well-being ‑‑ here at home and around…

Federal Work Group Looks to Future of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

Federal Viral Hepatitis Leadership group - March 2016

Viral hepatitis is a growing public health problem in the United States. This increase is being fueled in part by the widespread epidemic of opioid abuse that is devastating families and communities across the country. These new cases add to…