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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…

The White House: Our Commitment to Improving Outcomes in the Transgender Community

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: Find out what happened when The White House hosted a consultation with advocates on effectively addressing HIV in the transgender community. This week, as National LGBT Health Awareness Week comes to a close, we wanted to recognize the ongoing…

Measuring Stigma: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Prejudices and negative attitudes directed towards people living with HIV have very real consequences: Stigma discourages people from getting tested for HIV, sharing their HIV positive status with loved ones, and seeking care and sticking to treatment. Yet in the…

Next Open Enrollment Period

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Open Enrollment for 2016 health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace ended January 31, 2016. If you didn’t enroll by then, you can enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period…

White House Meeting on HIV Stigma Examines Interventions, Measures, Actions

White House Meeting on HIV Stigma: Research for a Robust Response
Cross-posted from White House Blog

Summary: On March 3, ONAP and NIH co-hosted the White House Meeting on HIV Stigma: Research for a Robust Response. As we approach the 35th anniversary of the first case reports of what would later come to be known as HIV/AIDS,…

LGBT Health Awareness Week – Addressing LGBT Health Disparities Across the Board

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

When President Obama, joined by leaders throughout his Administration and in Congress, fought to pass the Affordable Care Act, he did it for one overwhelming reason: to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care. He did…

President Obama Addresses Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic

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In remarks delivered at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, this afternoon President Obama discussed a range of actions being taken to address the nation’s prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic. This epidemic involves increases…

Virtual Office Hours: Personalized Social Media Training

New Media | March 29, 2016 Read the full post
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Want to learn how to make a video with a free app called Adobe Voice? Sign up for Virtual Office Hours and we’ll walk you through the process of using your smartphone to do just that! Virtual Office Hours is…