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

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 integrate health data from different health care providers has the potential to help many individuals in the…

Seizing Opportunities in Viral Hepatitis Can Save Lives

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 support their vital work at the state level. The Coordinators had assembled in Washington, DC,…

ICMYI: World AIDS Day and Toward 2017

As the AIDS.gov team reflects on 2016 and looks forward to 2017, today we recap our World AIDS Day 2016 posts. From the White House The White House published a blog post marking both domestic and global successes in the response to HIV, and recognizing the challenges and continued work needed to end AIDS worldwide…

Southern Forum Addresses HIV among Gay and Bisexual Men of Color

HIV continues to take a heavy toll in the southern United States. Southern states represent 33 percent of the U.S. population, but accounted for an estimated 44 percent of people living with an HIV diagnosis and 50 percent of new HIV diagnoses in 2014. Due to these persistent HIV-related disparities the prioritization of cost-effective, scalable…

AIDSinfo Adds Investigational Therapeutic HIV Vaccine Information to Website

“What is PRO-140?” “In what phase of study is injectable cabotegravir?” “How do latency-reversing agents work?” Answers to all of these questions can be found in the AIDSinfo Drug Database. The database is a federal resource that includes information on both FDA-approved and investigational HIV-related drugs. Information on more than 50 investigational drugs is available…

New HIV Prevention Model Published

Starting before I came to HHS in January 2016, I had the pleasure of being a part of discussions about the development of an HIV prevention model that would complement the HIV care continuum. This work was initiated under the leadership of Tim Horn and Jerimiah Johnson at the Treatment Action Group (TAG) in New…

HHS Report Highlights Accomplishments in Advancing LGBT Health and Well-Being

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released Advancing LGBT Health and Well-being, the sixth annual report of the HHS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Policy Coordinating Committee. This 2016 report highlights HHS activities related to advancing the health and well-being of LGBT communities in the United States. Read the Report. Read…

CMS, CDC & HRSA Host State Medicaid & Public Health HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group

On December 6-7, the 19 state teams that form the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group* (HHIAG) will meet in Washington, DC, to develop new approaches for achieving better outcomes along the HIV care continuum for their Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries who are living with HIV. These teams will be comprised of a cross-section…