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- Process Launched to Develop Next National HIV/AIDS Strategy and National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (HIV.gov) DHHS announced the process the Department will use to develop the next editions of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (NVHAP), both of which expire in 2020. . . The approach for developing the next editions of each of these national strategies will be facilitated by the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. We will ensure that they remain responsive to pressing challenges in HIV and viral hepatitis, are focused on the most effective and impactful actions, and are based on the latest and best scientific evidence.
- Recent Transgender Resources and News
- Transgender Health Care HealthCare.gov offers specific guidance for transgender people when: Applying for Marketplace coverage; seeking sex-specific preventive services; and identifying plans with transgender exclusions.
- Healthy People 2020: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
- CDC: About LGBT Health
- The Fenway Institute Report: Improving the Health Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Understanding and Eliminating Health Disparities
- New York Times Article: Gay and Transgender Patients to Doctors: We’ll Tell. Just Ask.
- Open for Comment: Healthy People 2030 Objectives on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and other Topics (HIV.gov) Help shape the objectives for Health People 2030. Submit your comments today. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030 through January 17, 2019. Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives with the goal of improving the health of all Americans. The development of Healthy People 2030 includes establishing a framework for the initiative—the vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals—and identifying new objectives.
- HRSA-led Study Shows Reduction in Viral Suppression Disparities among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients A new study led by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) found that significant progress has been made toward reducing viral suppression disparities among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients between 2010 and 2016 . . . the analysis using data from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Service Report showed the proportion of RWHAP clients with a suppressed viral load has increased substantially since 2010 . . .
- HRSA Ryan White Program Viral Suppression Dear Colleague Letter HRSA recomnedations for Ryan White Program recipients adn subrecipients as they incorporate messages on the impact viral suppression has on HIV transmission . . .
- Keeping Up with Digital Change Staying abreast of changes in social media is important, and HIV.gov is here to help. We train the HIV and public health community to use social media and other online tools to extend the reach of HIV prevention, care, and treatment information. Our social media labs and Virtual Office Hours training opportunities help provide insights into changes in how we reflect communicated HIV related content.
- HHS Awards $2.34 Billion in Grants to Help Americans Access HIV/AIDS Care and Medication The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that approximately $2.34 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants were awarded to cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year 2018. This funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration supports a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, medication, and essential support services.
- ACE TA Training Center Twitter Toolkit for Marketplace Open Enrollment This Toolkit communicates key messages and promotes ACE TA Center consumer resources. Messages are organized into three categories: (1) resources to share with consumers before they enroll, (2) key messages for plan renewals and availability of financial assistance, and (3) resources to share with consumers after they enroll, to use their coverage and stay covered
- Differences in Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes Among Hispanic/Latino Men and Women Receiving HIV Medical Care — United States, 2013–2014 The prevalence of diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States is approximately twice that of non-Hispanic whites. Describing Hispanics/Latinos with HIV-infection in medical care by sex could inform service delivery. . . .
- The TARGET Center is now TargetHIV! The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is pleased to announce the launch of the newly rebranded and redesigned TargetHIV website, formerly known as the Technical Assistance, Guidance, Education, and Training (TARGET) Center. Thanks to your feedback, the TargetHIV website now features a modernized design and user interface, streamlined navigation, and updated technology to make it easier to find important technical assistance (TA) content. Some highlights: The website’s name is now “TargetHIV”; The primary URL is now https://targethiv.org, The design is completely updated; The website is mobile-friendly and fully responsive; TA projects have more prominence; The Resource Library is lean and up-to-date . . .
- It’s Hurricane Season - Be Prepared Two keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials. Here are tips from the National Hurricane Center. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more weather updates that impact Miami-Dade County!
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