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12 Cities Project Evaluation Highlights Impacts on Coordination of HIV/AIDS Services

As readers may recall, the 12 Cities Project was undertaken as an element of the HHS National HIV/AIDS Strategy Operational Plan in "an effort to support comprehensive HIV/AIDS planning and cross-agency response in 12 communities hit hard by HIV/AID...

By Vera Yakovchenko, M.P.H., and Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for The Black AIDS Institute

New Resource Highlights Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS

"Inadequate oral health care can undermine HIV treatment and diminish quality of life, yet many individuals living with HIV are not receiving the necessary oral health care," says U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for The Black AIDS Institute

HIV/AIDS Treatment Cascade Helps Identify Gaps in Care, Retention

An often-referenced concept in current conversations about our efforts to address HIV/AIDS in the United States is the so-called "treatment cascade". This concept is a model being used by Federal, state and local agencies to identify issues and oppor...

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for HIV.gov

AIDS Funders Release NHAS Toolkit for Philanthropic Sector

At a recent (12/5/11) summit of the philanthropic community, in Washington, D.C., Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) launched the Funder's Toolkit for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Throughout the development and implementation of the National HIV/...

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for HIV.gov

Remembering Doug Morgan

It is with great sadness that we recognize the loss of our friend and esteemed colleague Mr. Douglas "Doug" Morgan, former Director of the Division of Service Systems at HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA-HAB) and a long-time leader in the nation's respons...

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for HIV.gov

CDC Launches Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Web Page

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new web page providing details about the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning (ECHPP) Project, which is a cornerstone of the larger HHS-wide 12 Cities Project.

The new page...

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for HIV.gov

Proposed National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Fund

Because the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) is a priority endeavor for the U.S. government, when the President released his Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) budget proposal in February of this year, he proposed a special fund to support the implementation o...

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for HIV.gov

PACHA to Convene Next Week: A Blog Entry by Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H.

Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) meets on January 27 and 28 in Washington, DC. During ...

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for HIV.gov

Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Discuss Their Roles in Implementing National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Responding to the President's call for the engagement of all sectors of society in working toward the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) representatives of the Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP) at the Departmen...

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., for HIV.gov