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Promising Approaches to Improving Outcomes along the HCV Continuum of Care

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There is a great deal of work being done across the country to improve care for those infected with hepatitis C. This work has been reinvigorated in recent years by new tools that hold great promise, including new HCV treatments…

HHS & NIH Seek Public Comments on LGBT Health

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There are two opportunities to offer public comment on plans to better understand and improve the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. These federal plans include but extend beyond HIV, addressing many other health concerns…

HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

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Cross-posted from HRSA Press Office

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that more than $2.2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2015 to cities, states and local community-based organizations. This funding supports a coordinated…

#GetCovered: Share Your Story

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans—including people at risk for and living with HIV and/or viral hepatitis—access the health care coverage they need to stay healthy. Now, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

Twitter & – Learning and Assessing

New Media | October 21, 2015 Read the full post
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The Status: Every Friday, conducts weekly social media monitoring to assess our “social media engagement .” This practice recently alerted us to a change in our Twitter following. Until the end of July 2015, we were gaining an average of…

FY’15 Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Awards

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With Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) just concluded, I wanted to share highlights of the awards made under the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF), which are supporting many activities that will unfold during FY16.  A total of $52.2 million was…

Every Dose, Every Day (TM): New Tool to Improve Medication Adherence

New Media | October 20, 2015 Read the full post
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Editor’s Note: The Centers for Disease Control has developed a new digital toolkit to promote medical adherence. This online resource includes a mobile app and can be used by providers as well as people living with HIV. CDC recently published…

10 million people expected to have Marketplace coverage at end of 2016

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Cross-posted from HHS Press Office

HHS aims to sign up more than 1 out of every 4 uninsured consumers eligible for coverage U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that she expects 10 million individuals to be enrolled in coverage…