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Spotlight on HIV and Aging

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Next week, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging puts a spotlight on healthy aging. Held each decade since the 1960s, the conference brings together older Americans, caregivers, government officials, and business and community leaders to discuss a vision for healthy…

Having a major life event? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

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Cross-posted from HealthCare.gov

Thinking about moving, getting married, having a baby, or changing jobs? When you make big decisions in life, you may be eligible to buy or change Health Insurance Marketplace coverage outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period. If you’ve had a…

Creating a Social Media Report That Matters

New Media | July 7, 2015 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from DigitalGov

Editor’s Note: As important as it is to use social media tools to reach your audiences, it is equally important to regularly assess your social media metrics. These data will help you identify which messages resonate better with your audiences,…

White House’s Douglas Brooks Discusses the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (Video)

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In this new video, Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, discusses with AIDS.gov efforts underway to develop a five-year update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will be released on July 30, 2015….

Progress Towards Better Healthcare for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

As I prepare to leave HHS, I’m reflecting on the tremendous gains we’ve made for the healthcare of American Indians and Alaska Natives. I joined the Indian Health Service (IHS) knowing that there was much work to do and there…

SCOTUS decision supports LGBT behavioral health

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Cross-posted from SAMHSA Blog

Friday, we celebrated a historic occasion, as the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Constitution requires LGBT couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live, and marriages performed in one state must be recognized in every…

CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most-effective HIV prevention strategies to those in greatest need

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Cross-posted from CDC NCHHSTP Newsroom

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men…

STORIFY: Digital resources for HIV testing beyond #NHTD

New Media | June 30, 2015 Read the full post
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June 27 was the 20th observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Organizations and individuals across the HIV community use this annual observance to amplify resources that encourage HIV testing as the first step to living healthy. Topsy, a social…