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STD Prevention is a part of HIV Prevention: STD Awareness Month

gail bolen

April marks the annual observance of STD Awareness Month. And for this month, I’d like to focus on the link between STD prevention and HIV prevention. CDC has been invested in exploring the intersection of HIV and other STDs. Every…

Moving from Coverage to Care: Next Steps in Prevention

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Cross-posted from Office of Minority Health Updates

Please join: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA BPHC)  Office of Minority Health (OMH) “I’m covered. What happens now?” For organizations that have been working to get uninsured…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Minority Health Month

Kathleen Sebelius
Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

Prevention is Power: Join us in Taking Action for Health Equity In April, we commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities. This year’s theme - “Prevention is Power:…

Dr. Deborah Birx Sworn-In as New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Global | April 4, 2014 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from PEPFAR Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Dr. Deborah Birx was sworn in today as the new Ambassador at Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator to lead all U.S. Government international HIV/AIDS efforts. Ambassador Birx now oversees implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS…

HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriages

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Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium Part…

Swallow A Pill for HIV Prevention

Venton Jones

Last year I had the pleasure to work on a video project with the National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) , in collaboration with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) . We set out to develop a tool that would educate…

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Released

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Cross-posted from The Huffington Post Blog

Today we are pleased to release an updated version of the nation’s first comprehensive cross-governmental action plan to combat chronic viral hepatitis, initially launched in 2011. The Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis (2014-2016) [PDF 2,068KB] builds upon…

Open Enrollment is over

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Cross-posted from HealthCare.gov Health Insurance Blog

We know many of you worked hard to finish enrolling in a health plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Sometimes despite your best efforts, you might have run into delays caused by heavy traffic to HealthCare.gov or our call center,…