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5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage

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Cross-posted from The CMS Blog

One of the best parts of my job is the time I spend during Open Enrollment out on the road, talking with people who are looking to sign up for coverage at HealthCare.gov. The people I meet often ask questions…

National HIV Prevention Conference: Day 3 Recap

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Cross-posted from National HIV Prevention Conference

Dr. Laura Cheever, Associate Administrator of the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Health Resources and Services Administration, introduced the Day 3 plenary, which focused on issues related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute…

New findings from CDC survey suggest too few schools teach prevention of HIV, STDs, pregnancy

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Cross-posted from CDC Newsroom

In most of the United States, fewer than half of high schools and only a fifth of middle schools teach all of the 16 topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as essential components of sexual…

HHS Partners with LGBT Organizations to Promote Open Enrollment Activities during LGBT Week of Action

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

With the December 15 deadline for coverage starting in January 2016 fast approaching, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced partnerships with key national organizations to support LGBT outreach and enrollment efforts during 2016 Open Enrollment. As…

National HIV Prevention Conference Day 2 Recap

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Cross-posted from National HIV Prevention Conference

Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, opened Day 2 of the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) to a packed crowd. He shared a comprehensive look at High Impact Prevention (HIP)…

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights from Day 2

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During the second plenary session at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta on December 7, 2015, the future of HIV prevention in the U.S. was examined and two new initiatives designed to reduce new HIV infections were introduced….

Making/Developing A Website For All: Our Accessibility Story

New Media | December 8, 2015 Read the full post
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508: what does this number mean to you? (Hint: no, it is not the number of members of the Electoral College!) 508 refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires Federal agencies and their grantees to…

New CDC Efforts Offer Individuals Vital Information to Reduce Personal HIV Risk

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Cross-posted from CDC Newsroom

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today unveiled two awareness and education efforts designed to reduce new HIV infections by helping people take charge of their health – a new national HIV testing campaign and the beta version…