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Updated National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017 – 2020 Released

National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan
Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: The National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017 – 2020 has been released If you haven’t already seen it, we want to encourage you to take some time to learn about the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020 (Action Plan). The…

South African Study Provides Compelling New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB Epidemics

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Cross-posted from CDC Global HIV and Tuberculosis

CDC/Emory/NIH study published in The New England Journal of Medicine adds to growing body of evidence that extensively drug-resistant TB is fueled more by direct transmission than previously thought in high-burden settings.  A study published today in The New England…

ONC Announces Winners Of Consumer And Provider App Challenges To Improve Health Information access and use

New Media | January 17, 2017 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Editor’s Note: HHS announced the winners of the Consumer Health Data Aggregator and Provider User Experience Challenges last week. Encouraging and supporting innovation around digital health solutions is a central part of our mission, and finding new ways to easily and securely…

Black Voices: A Reflection of Service on MLK Day

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In 2015, we started asking our Black Voices bloggers to reflect on what service means to them as we stopped to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of our bloggers, Guy Anthony, chose to…

HRSA and HUD Launch Data Integration Pilot to Improve HIV Care and Housing Coordination

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According to data from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), people living with HIV who are temporarily or unstably housed have lower rates of retention in care and viral suppression. A new $3.6 million, three-year investment of resources from the…

Digital Storytelling for Change

New Media | January 10, 2017 Read the full post
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Digital storytelling can be an important outreach tool to promote attention to health and wellness for people who may be at increased risk for acquiring HIV.  We believe digital storytelling, like AIDS.gov’s Positive Spin series, can create awareness, conversations, and…

Prevention Studies In 2016 Set the Stage for Progress

Research | January 9, 2017 Read the full post
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It is fitting that in the year that we marked the 35th anniversary of the first recognition of what would come to be known as HIV, we’ve taken major steps toward revolutionizing how we could prevent this disease. In 2016…

Seizing Opportunities in Viral Hepatitis Can Save Lives

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Cross-posted from HHS Blog

Summary: Dr. Richard Wolitski describes federal opportunities for addressing viral hepatitis. Early this month, I had the pleasure of speaking to Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators from state health departments across the nation, sharing highlights of federal activities that complement and…