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New OMH Funding Opportunity: Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

6-1-2017Improving the health of racial and ethnic minority persons is a core focus of what we do in our HIV and viral hepatitis policies and programs, given the disprop…
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Getting In Sync On HIV, Hep C, And LGBT Health

5-3-2017Last week, along with other federal leaders, I had the opportunity to address the 2017 Synchronicity Conference. It is a national conference organized by Health…

National Drug Abuse Summit to Address Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Crisis

3-15-2017The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit will take place on April 17-20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. (The conference is often referred to as the Hal Rogers co…
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Promoting Innovation and Collaboration: SMAIF Awards Strengthen Response to HIV Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities

11-21-2016We have made incredible progress in HIV treatment and prevention, but too many Americans from all walks of life still get HIV, and too people with HIV are dying…
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New Funding to Support Curing Hep C among People of Color Living with HIV

5-27-2016HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau recently announced two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), supported with resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiati…
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At the Forefront of Public Health: The Cherokee Nation’s Hepatitis C Elimination Program and the Indian Health Service’s Hepatitis C Testing Program

5-19-2016May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, which brings needed attention to two leading causes of liver disease and liver cancer: hepatitis B and hepatitis C. In the Uni…
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Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports SAMHSA Effort to Enhance Syringe Services Partnerships

5-18-2016The Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) supports efforts to prevent new HIV infections and reduce drop-offs along the HIV care continuum for rac…