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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…

Integrating Hepatitis Services into HIV Programs: NACCHO Shares the Local Health Department Perspective at USCA

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Cross-posted from National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

On September 10-13, the 19th Annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)  was held in Washington, DC. USCA brings together public health workers, advocates, policy makers, and people living with HIV to share strategies and ideas for how to tackle…

Hacer frente al impacto del VIH/SIDA en la comunidad latina

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: La Casa Blanca publicó una traducción al español de la Estrategia Nacional contra el VIH/SIDA en el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA….

Addressing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino Community

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: Today the White House released a Spanish translation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Today is National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to make sure that we are engaging the Latino community in the…

Making a Difference for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Mary K. Wakefield, Acting Deputy Secretary of Health, HHS
Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Just recently, Secretary Burwell met with the leadership of the United Farm Workers and Farmworker Justice. There is so much we can learn from these leaders today, and from their predecessors. In 1970, fresh from successfully organizing grape farmworkers, the…

Save the Date: National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat!

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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Summary: On October 15, the Domestic Policy Council will host a Twitterchat for #NLAAD, and release a Spanish translation of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy. As we announced on Twitter last week , Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic…

1, 2, 3, 4: Digital Communication for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | October 13, 2015 Read the full post

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is just around the corner (October 15). So we’re assessing some tools and resources that inform and support our digital efforts to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Latinos/Latinas. Digital Tools: The National…

Identifying Strategies to Eliminate Perinatal Hepatitis B Transmission

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The elimination of perinatal hepatitis B transmission—transmission of the virus from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth—is one of the four overarching goals of the national Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. With fewer than 1,000 estimated cases of perinatal HBV…