Laura E. Stachel, M.D., M.P.H. – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a visionary that realized in the developing world, mortality rates for expectant mothers total over 300,000 deaths each year. Taking Action in her life, this woman forged ahead to find a solution to this maternal health challenge....bettering the lives of thousands of women.       WOMAN of ACTION™         Laura E. Stachel Laura E. Stachel, M.D., M.P.H. the … [Read more...]

NAVIGATING HIV CARE: Webinar May 23, 2013

 Navigating HIV Care: Using Navigators, Linkage Specialists and Community Health Care Workers to Improve Health Outcomes. The webinar will take place MAY 23 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT). This event will offer an opportunity for participants to share and discuss best practices on steering HIV-positive patients/clients through stages of comprehensive care (e.g., health care, mental health, housing, and employment services) as a way of linking them to care and retaining them in … [Read more...]

Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H. – CDC ECHPP Plans Released

Earlier this year, AIDS.gov reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had launched a website for its Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning .     (ECHPP) Initiative, which provided $11.6 million in FY2011 for enhanced planning and coordination activities in the 12 Metropolitan and Statistical Areas (MSA) accounting for an estimated 44% of U.S. AIDS cases in 2007. Today the CDC added to its listing of executive summaries by posting the … [Read more...]

National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Day 1

    With this post we launch a series of daily re-caps from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. More than 3,000 public health, medical and AIDS community leaders are gathered here to share the latest research and discuss innovative strategies to drive down the number of new HIV infections in the United States. The meeting, organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and co-sponsored by 40 other public and private agencies, … [Read more...]

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day‏

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day “Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV ­– for me, for you, for everyone.” That’s the motto for National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19. According to the Banyan Tree Project, which sponsors this Awareness Day on behalf of a wide cross-section of organizations serving Asians and Pacific Islanders: “Saving face” is a common cultural concept in A&PI communities, where individuals seek to … [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...]

PACHA to Convene Next Week – January 27-28, 2011

  PACHA to Convene Next Week   The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) meets on January 27 and 28 in Washington, DC. During next week’s meeting, PACHA will receive an update on the operational plans submitted to the White House by the Federal Departments and Agencies identified as leads in the Strategy. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy tasks PACHA with monitoring the effective implementation of the Strategy. You are invited to follow PACHA’s activities via its website. If you will … [Read more...]

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