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HHS awards nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to health centers to expand primary care services

Policy & Programs | September 17, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HHS.gov

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most.  The awards include approximately $350 million…

Are You Prepared for Any Emergency?

Policy & Programs | September 16, 2015 Read the full post
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September is National Preparedness Month, a time when we are all reminded of the importance of having a plan to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy in case of a natural disaster or other type of emergency….

Digital Resources for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2015

New Media | September 15, 2015 Read the full post
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To recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) on September 18, AIDS.gov is sharing facts and digital resources to highlight opportunities to reach out to older adults. Did you know? In just the past few years, we have seen…

USCA 2015 Concludes in DC

Policy & Programs | September 14, 2015 Read the full post
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The 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) wrapped up over the weekend in Washington, DC. Among the many highlights were the following: ONAP Listening Session on Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy The White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted…

Spotlight on the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy at USCA 2015

Policy & Programs | September 11, 2015 Read the full post
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The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 was in the spotlight during a plenary session of the 2015 U.S. Conference on AIDS in Washington, DC, yesterday (September 10, 2015). The annual conference, sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council , has…

USCA 2015: New Paths, New Results

Policy & Programs | September 11, 2015 Read the full post
Dr. Laura Cheever
Cross-posted from Target Center

Next year, we approach the two decade anniversary of the beginning of the antiretroviral-driven turnaround in HIV care. Combination therapies literally brought people back to life. Data from 2013  document that 79% of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS…

USCA 2015: Preparing, Reflecting on 25 Years

Policy & Programs | September 11, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Target Center Blog

Let us press a metaphor. With just a day to go, NMAC staff were busy before the start of USCA2015, ironing out the details in the exhibit hall. USCA is being held in Washington, D.C. this year. Less than a mile away from…

Agencies Developing Federal Action Plan to Implement Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Policy & Programs | September 10, 2015 Read the full post
Ronald Valdiserri

Ten federal agencies are currently working—both individually and collaboratively—to develop a government-wide action plan to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, (Strategy) which the White House released on July 30, 2015. In the Executive Order that accompanied the…