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Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor to the President 

Invest In Your “Healthy Self” (and Post a #HealthySelfie While You’re At It)

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Today, the Obama administration is launching the “Healthy Self” campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles and connect people to the coverage and care they need. But first let us tell you about Alicia. A wife and mother of two from Houston, Alicia knows how important her health is, not only for her, but for the people…

The HIV Care Continuum Initiative: The Next Step of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Secretary Sebelius and Valerie Jarett

Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the Strategy’s release, scientific developments have advanced our understanding of how…

Courage, Strength, Resilience: Women Fight AIDS

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On Monday, I attended the launch of EMPOWERED, Alicia Keys’ new campaign  with Greater than AIDS to reach and inform women about HIV/AIDS, at an event hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is the second event that Alicia Keys and I have attended at Kaiser within the last year, both focused on ending AIDS. The…

World AIDS Day 2012

Valerie Jarrett , Senior Advisor to the President

This week, as we gathered in the White House with key scientists, policymakers, and community stakeholders to commemorate World AIDS Day, I was so proud to help highlight the progress we’ve made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Last year marked the anniversary of the third decade of the HIV epidemic, and new HIV infections are…

Commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Valerie Jarrett , Senior Advisor to the President

On this, the 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I remember my sister-in-law’s fight with the disease. Tragically, she did not win that fight – she left behind a devastated husband and five-year old daughter. But it is in her memory, and the memory of all the friends and loved ones we have lost,…