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Prescription Drugs: Advancing Ideas to Improve Access, Affordability, and Innovation

Cross-posted from CMS Blog

Recently, prescription drugs have been in the news a lot, particularly with respect to their cost.  Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to manage chronic illnesses or treat acute conditions, and drug innovation has resulted in better health outcomes…

World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

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Cross-posted from The White House - Blog

Summary: The U.S. government theme for World AIDS Day 2015 will be “The Time to Act Is Now” We are pleased to announce the theme for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now. There is no better…

Round-Up: 2016 Open Enrollment Begins and Other ACA News

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Over the past week, there have been several important developments with the Affordable Care Act. Montana Becomes the 30th State to Expand Medicaid Secretary Burwell announces that Montana opts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, bringing much-needed access…

Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health

Mermin - HuffPo blog image - Nov 4
Cross-posted from Huffington Post - Blog

Young adults face the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. Here are the eye-opening facts: Young adults aged 15 to 24 account for half of the 20 million new STDs that occur in the U.S….

Preparing for World AIDS Day 2015: Video Message from Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Ronald Valdiserri

As the HIV community here in the U.S. and around the globe prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, we are pleased to share this video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and…

New Coating for HIV Drug Holds Promise for Patients

Research | November 4, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Voice of America

Managing HIV could get a lot easier with a new delivery system for anti-AIDS drugs. Instead of daily pills, the treatment could lead to drugs that can be administered just once or twice per year. The new delivery system, designed…

Health Communication vs. Content Marketing

New Media | November 3, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from Digital Edge Communications - The Blog

Editor’s Note: recently had the honor of attending and being a part of the Planning Committee for the NIH Digital Summit. Here is the second of 2 blogs about the event from panelist Erin Edgerton Norvell.  Recently, I was honored…

Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

New Media | November 3, 2015 Read the full post
HRSA - HAB - logo - Oct 2015
Cross-posted from HRSA

Background: This SPNS initiative will implement and evaluate innovative social media methods to identify, link, and retain HIV positive underserved, underinsured, hard-to-reach youth and young adults (ages 13-34) in HIV primary care and supportive services. These methods include system approaches…