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African Immigrants At Increased Risk for Hepatitis B


Ed. note: April is Minority Health Month, bringing a national focus on advancing health equity and ending health disparities. During April we will be sharing several blog posts about responding to viral hepatitis disparities among minority communities. Up to 1.4…

Fifteen days remain before tax filing deadline

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Cross-posted from CMS Newsroom

CMS continues to raise awareness about the intersection of taxes and health care With the tax filing deadline two weeks away, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to help consumers understand how health coverage and taxes…

White House Office of National AIDS Policy to Host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Regional Forums

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Editor’s Note: Just announced! The location details are now available for the regional forum that will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 8. Please RSVP to attend any of these four regional forums to inform the update of the…

Register Today for Webinar on Hepatitis C Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a webinar, Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities among People Who Inject Drugs – Confronting the Growing Epidemic, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – 1:00-2:00 PM (ET). According to the…

$60M Investment Supports Community Collaboratives to Strengthen HIV Prevention and Care for Gay Men of Color

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A new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week invests over $60 million from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) in a four-year demonstration project designed to improve HIV outcomes…

First Six Months on Twitter: Lessons Learned from Our Twitter Chat (Part 1)

New Media | March 31, 2015 Read the full post

On March 29, HOPWA celebrated our 6-month Twitter anniversary. We joined Twitter to share HIV housing resources and information. In our short time on Twitter, @HUD_HOPWA  has grown to 273 followers and increased circulation of new publications and resources. We…

LGBT Health Awareness Week – The Affordable Care Act is Working For You

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Editor’s Note: In honor of LGBT Health Awareness Week last week, Secretary Burwell shared this important message about how the ACA is working to improve the health and well-being of LGBT Americans. While LGBT Health Awareness Week has passed, ensuring…

Office of National AIDS Policy to Host National HIV/AIDS Strategy Regional Forums

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Over the next two months, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will host four regional forums across the  country that will inform the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2016-2020. Central to achieving the Strategy’s goals is sustained and ongoing…