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HRSA eNews June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016 logo with red ribbonThe needs of people living with HIV have continued to evolve over time, and it is essential that the diverse perspectives and experiences of people living with HIV continue to be an integral part of program planning and implementation at all levels. To ensure that people living with HIV are engaged and their voices continue to be heard, HHS has directed $2.5 million from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund to support a new initiative to provide leadership training for people of color living with HIV.

HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is leading this effort and recently published a Funding Opportunity Announcement, Leadership Training for People of Color Living with HIV.


On Monday, June 20, 2016 the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) and the HHS Office of Minority Health are partnering with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy to host a community listening session on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Learn more about the listening session.

Children do better when parents take part in behavioral health services in an integrated care environment

Children who grow up with adverse childhood experiences are more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and early deaths, studies have shown.

At a recent HRSA-sponsored webinar focused on infants, a panel of experts said at-risk parents – including teen parents – do better at raising their infants when behavioral health is included for the whole family as a routine part of primary care

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions looks to build integrated behavioral health and primary care systems of care across generations.

Learn more about integrated primary and behavioral health services.

Over the past few years the number of uninsured Americans continues to fall as more and more Americans gain coverage.A new report out of the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics shows that the uninsured rate dropped to 9.1% in 2015. This translates into 7.4 million fewer uninsured individuals than in 2014. HRSA applauds all the hard work of our awardees in supporting this achievement.

Read the full report (PDF - 665K).

National Health Information Survey

IHS is inviting comments from tribal leaders on a draft policy statement (PDF - 34K) that, if implemented, would begin a process of expanding the use of community health aides at IHS facilities across the country. Both facilities operated by the federal government and tribally operated facilities could see expanded opportunities under the new policy for these aides, a group that could include dental health aide therapists and community health representatives.

Read the press release.

Ten Health Center Program Grantees among list of champions

Congratulations 2015 Hypertension Control Champions

The 2015 Hypertension Control Champions used evidence-based strategies and patient engagement to help their patients achieve blood pressure control rates at or above the Million Hearts target of 70 percent. The 18 Champions, ranging from small practices to large health care systems throughout the U.S., provide care to nearly 1.5 million adults.

Read the press release.

Learn more about the Million Hearts campaign.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) totaling up to $53 million over the course of four years.

This four-year pilot program is intended to implement and evaluate new AOT programs and identify evidence-based practices to reduce the incidence and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system. It also seeks to improve the health and social outcomes of individuals with SMI.

Learn more about SAMHSA's Grant Program.

NCI Moonshot InitiativeDo you have an idea to advance cancer research for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative? The initiative, led by Vice President Joe Biden, seeks to accelerate advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Submit your scientific ideas.


CDC campaign provides information about breast cancer to women younger than 45

Bring Your Brave breast cancer awareness campaignBreast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. About 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer during her life.

Breast cancer in young women is more likely to be hereditary than breast cancer in older women and more likely to be found at a later stage, when it is often more aggressive and difficult to treat. Many young women do not know their risk for breast cancer or ways to manage their risk.

Learn more about the Bring Your Brave campaign.

In May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Probuphine is designed to provide a constant, low-level dose of buprenorphine for six months in patients who are already stable on low-to-moderate doses of other forms of buprenorphine, as part of a complete treatment program. Until this month, buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence was approved only as a pill or film. Expanding the use and availability of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options like buprenorphine is a top priority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Opioid Initiative aimed at reducing prescription opioid and heroin related overdose, death and dependence.

Learn more about Probuphine.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2017

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