National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Dialogues
To maintain the community-driven momentum of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Office of National AIDS Policy will convene a series of regional dialogues to focus attention on issues related to implementation of the Strategy. These dialogues will serve as a forum for federal and state agency representatives, researchers, clinicians, the HIV community, and leaders from business, philanthropy, faith and media sectors to share their diverse expertise and collaborative experience.
The dialogues begin September 27 in Birmingham, Alabama. View the schedule of all the dialogues and register for one of the events.
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AIDS United Hiring Regional Field Organizers
AIDS United seeks three Regional Field Organizers to work with its grantees, partners, and allies to implement a coordinated national organizing strategy. The Regional Field Organizer will help mobilize grassroots state and federal HIV/AIDS-related advocacy to achieve the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals. Regional Field Organizers will be located in Texas, Washington, DC, and the Southeast U.S.
Learn more about the Regional Field Organizer position.
Comment on the New Insurance Exchange Regulations
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released comprehensive exchange regulations in July, with comments due on September 28, 2011. This regulation will have a huge impact on how the exchanges will work and on what sort of protections will be in place to make sure that the many people living with HIV who will be getting insurance through the exchanges will have access to HIV providers, plan information, and care and treatment.
Read through the regulations
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day – September 18
The National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) focuses on the challenging issues facing the aging population with regards to HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment. In addition, there is an increased need for prevention, research, and data targeting the aging population, medical understanding of the aging process and its impact on HIV/AIDS.
Visit the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day page for posters, a fact sheet, a planning guide and more.
Register your NHAAAD events here.
Learn more about HIV and aging here.
National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – September 27
The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) is the lead organizer for this day, which started in 2008. Click here for more information about this day.
Read about a CDC study of HIV prevalence among gay and bisexual men in 21 of the nation’s major cities.
Blogs: Read this NGMHAAD post by Stephen Bailous (NAPWA) and find out what NCHHSTP’s Director Dr. Fenton says about HIV in the City and the awareness day.
Bridge to 2014: HIV and Health Reform Update for Advocates
Full implementation of health care reform – including the Medicaid expansion and roll out of state-based health insurance exchanges – means that thousands of people living with HIV will gain access to public and private insurance in 2014. However, we are in the midst of an unprecedented access to care and public health crisis right now, and people living with HIV simply cannot wait until 2014 to gain access to lifesaving care and treatment. We will update advocates on important opportunities to build a bridge to 2014 and immediately expand health care access to people living with HIV and AIDS.
Space is limited.
Reserve your space in the Webinar now.
C-SPAN Launches Special Joint Committee Resource
The compromise debt ceiling law (The Budget Control Act of 2011) creates a special joint committee (sometimes called the “super committee”) with a stated goal of achieving at least $1.5 trillion in budgetary savings over 10 years, from spending cuts or tax revenue.
C-SPAN has created a comprehensive resource for people to learn about everything that is the Super Committee. The site includes committee member bios, videos, streaming of member comments on social media sites, and links to committee stories and other resources.
What the FOA is going on?!?!
The HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) will host a webinar on CDC’s funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for HIV prevention programs in health departments. The panel will include representatives from CDC, state and regional organizations and prevention providers.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. ET.
Register for the webinar