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Lessons Learned from our first Twitter Chat (Part 2)

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HOPWA joined Twitter last October, and we were keen to increase our engagement within the first six months. We don’t have a lot of social media resources, so we decided that hosting a Twitter chat would be a good way…

Social Media Tools to Help You Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, providing us with 31 days to raise awareness of viral hepatitis in the United States. Awareness activities will take place throughout the month, with Tuesday, May 19th designated as National Hepatitis Testing Day. With an…

Implementing the Nation’s First State Hepatitis C Testing Law

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As the first state hepatitis C testing law in the nation progresses into its second year of implementation, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is taking steps to educate both healthcare providers and consumers about the importance of…

Register Today for Webinar on Hepatitis C and African American Women

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In recognition of both National Women’s Health Week and Hepatitis Awareness Month, the HHS Offices on Women’s Health, Minority Health, and HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy are co-sponsoring a webinar, Hepatitis C and African American Women, on Thursday, May 7, 2015…

Today is Deadline to #GetCovered During Tax Season Special Enrollment Period

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The Health Insurance Marketplace is providing individuals and families who paid the fee for not having health coverage when they filed their 2014 taxes with one more chance to get covered for the remainder of 2015. You must enroll by…

April is STD Awareness Month

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“A person who has an STD will also always have discharge or bumps as symptoms of the infection.” “STD testing is for cheaters.” “The birth control pill will protect me from common STDs.” After working in the STD clinic setting…

National Minority Health Month: Training the Public Health Work Force

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For National Minority Health Month, I want to raise an issue that is vital to improve the health and health equity of our Nation: that is, the development of a public health workforce that reflects the diversity of the U.S. population….

Justice Department Settles with Private Career College for Discrimination Against Applicant with HIV

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Cross-posted from Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 27, 2015 The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with Compass Career Management L.L.C. (Compass Career College) of Hammond, Louisiana, to remedy violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Compass…