The 2014 Budget highlights the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The 2014 Budget highlights this Administration’s ongoing commitment to implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Budget also aligns with the President’s commitment to achieving the goals of the Strategy by investing in evidence-based interventions, focusing efforts in populations most affected by HIV, and supporting vital research. The Budget is a comprehensive plan that reduces the deficit and puts the Nation on a sound fiscal course. By making strategic and science-based investments … [Read more...]

How to stay connected to baby, if on business trip

Being away from your baby is a difficult thing to do, especially if you are new to parenting. However, sometimes work gets in the way of spending precious quality time with your baby. With the help of modern technology and a little creativity, you can still connect with her when you are away on business. Whether it is a short weekend trip or a longer month-long venture, it is important to keep an open line of communication with your baby. Will My Baby Really Know If I Am … [Read more...]

Barbara G. Stymiest – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™   is excited to share this Birthday Tribute to an Amazing Canadian pioneer in women's authority in the world of global finance, that should inspire every Woman on this Planet to Achieve, Know Your Own Worth and Take Charge!   WOMAN of ACTION™     Barbara G. Stymiest     ...born June 13, 1956 Ms. Stymiest obtained her degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business..... and is a Fellow of … [Read more...]

Goodness to Greatness Leadership, Irene Becker

Goodness to Greatness Leadership – Seven Steps from ME to WE By Irene Becker, Chief Success Officer, Just Coach It, www.justcoachit.com Are YOU ready to lead from goodness to greatness? Are you ready to build the architecture of business, personal and inter-personal leadership? Or, will you lead or will you follow the Pied Piper of discouragement and fear that leads the breaking news we ingest on a daily basis? It is a challenge, but it’s a challenge that is worth our greatest … [Read more...]

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Dialogues

National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Dialogues   As we shared in our blog last month, significant progress has been made in implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy(Strategy) in its first year. We are proud of the enthusiasm, support and contributions of our Federal partners, as well as so many community members, people living with HIV, funders, businesses, faith leaders and other stakeholders. As these stakeholders have demonstrated, the success of the Strategy doesn’t lie … [Read more...]

“National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implement.: Federal to State to Community.”

Perspectives from Missouri By Christopher Bates, M.P.A., Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to spend time in Missouri speaking with audiences about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and learning about what they are doing to support implementation of the Strategy … [Read more...]

NHAS: Federal Leads Continue Collaborative Efforts

Federal Leads Continue Collaborative Efforts On Monday, April 4, 2011, representatives from the six Federal agencies designated by the President as lead agencies with responsibility for implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) met to continue our collaborative efforts to implement the Strategy. The primary focus of the meeting was the continued exploration of the impact of homelessness and housing insecurity on HIV/AIDS outcomes with a focus on how to better coordinate … [Read more...]

Celebrate HHS: Approaching 30 Years of HIV/AIDS in the United States‏

Approaching 30 Years of HIV/AIDS in the United States In less than two months, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of what we now know as AIDS. In June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a rare form of pneumonia diagnosed in five, previously healthy, gay men from Los Angeles. The report raised concerns that these five men had been exposed to something that caused their profound immune suppression. Now we know that their … [Read more...]

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action!

  National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:  What Can You Do?       Take Action!   Today is the sixth annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to make more people aware of the increasing impact that this deadly epidemic is having on women and girls in the United States. This is the time when we ask individuals and organizations across the country to … [Read more...]

We All Have Important Roles to Play: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

    As we approach the 11th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7th, we are reminded that the impact of HIV is greater among Blacks than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States. African Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population; but 46 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are Black (that’s more than 500,000 African Americans living with HIV in the U.S. today). For more information … [Read more...]

Chantelle Britton: Institute of Medicine Issues Second Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care

  Institute of Medicine Issues Second Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care   February 2011  Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the second report in a series that evaluates HIV testing policies and access to care. This report, which is entitled “HIV Screening and Access to Care: Exploring the Impact of Policies on Access to and Provision of HIV Care”, examines how Federal and State laws and policies and private health insurance policies affect entry into clinical care and the … [Read more...]

HHS Submits Operational Plan for National HIV/AIDS Strategy

  By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Ron Valdiserri, HHS   Today marks a milestone in our ongoing efforts to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted its NHAS operational plan to the White House. Upon release of the NHAS in July, the President tasked six Federal agencies with lead responsibility for … [Read more...]

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