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

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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

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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…

World AIDS Day: Leadership. Commitment. Impact.

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Today, the U.S. Department of Labor joins in the global commemoration of World AIDS Day. Held annually on Dec. 1, it is an opportunity to show support for our family members, neighbors and colleagues living with HIV/AIDS, reflect on progress made and commit to continued collective action. The Labor Department is proud to be one…

Fighting HIV: No Health without Mental Health

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Summary: Mental and substance use disorders can increase vulnerability to acquiring HIV infection and they can pose serious barriers to successful management of HIV. In 2014, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a Fast Track strategy to eliminate HIV by 2030 . Fast Track encompasses efforts to increase testing, and more rapid…

HHS awards $2.3 billion in grants to help Americans access HIV/AIDS care and medications

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced nearly $2.3 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants awarded to cities, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2016. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive system of care that provides lifesaving HIV health care, support services, and essential medications to…

A personal perspective about new data on behavioral health patterns in the LGB community

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Editor’s Note: Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We know that homophobia and discrimination take a toll on the lives and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) women and men. Homophobia and discrimination create negative ripple effects that can cause LGBT…

13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

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Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced that she expects 13.8 million individuals to sign up for coverage through the Marketplaces during…

NIH funds research network focused on HIV-infected youth

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Studies also will address HIV prevention among at-risk groups. The National Institutes of Health has awarded funding for a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. The awards, up to $24 million in 2016, provide for three research centers and a…