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The Affordable Care Act: The Essential Role of Community Health Centers

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Cross-posted from HRSA Health Center Program Webpage

Editor’s Note: Learn more! Read about HHS’ new awards for health centers to improve care coordination and become patient-centered medical homes, and download a HRSA Health Center Program fact sheet [PDF 255 KB] on Health Centers and the ACA. Health centers…

Seven Ways To Create Social Media Engagement

New Media | August 9, 2016 Read the full post
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Maintaining active social media content is a great way to increase exposure for your organization. But getting your followers not only to look, but to share and engage with your content, requires strategically using each social platform’s strengths to its…

Ending LGBT Clinical Bias

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Cross-posted from HRSA E-NEWS

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people continue to experience discrimination in health care – underscoring the need for a dramatic shift in attitudes for a long-stigmatized minority and more behavioral health specialists working in primary care clinics. Not only does…

Lose your health insurance? You may be able to enroll now

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Cross-posted from Healthcare.gov Blog

If you recently lost health insurance coverage, you may be able to enroll in Marketplace coverage with a Special Enrollment Period. Health insurance losses that may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period Loss of job-based insurance: You may qualify if…

The Role of PrEP in HIV Prevention for Black Women: Power in Service

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Editor’s Note: We are pleased to bring you this guest blog post from the Black Women’s Health Imperative. Be sure to check out their Let’s Talk About PrEP campaign. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in…

Putting HIV Science into Practice: What Public Health Educators Must Do

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Since the very first international AIDS meeting took place in Atlanta in 1985, these gatherings have provided an important venue for exploring the science surrounding the global AIDS epidemic. What do we know about the virus? What steps can we…

Twitter’s Evolution and What It Means for Your Government Account

New Media | August 2, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Digital Gov Blog

Editor’s Note: During Virtual Office Hours, our bi-weekly social media training sessions (sign up here for your free session!), we hear how Twitter can be a challenging platform. Yes, it is sometimes hard to get your message across with only…

FDA Seeks Public Comment on Blood Donor Deferral Policy

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Editor’s Note:Here is a guest blog from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On July 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice in the Federal Register titled “Blood Donor Deferral Policy for Reducing the Risk of…