SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story

starstarstarstarstar (1)
Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Send us your Comments

Never Miss a Story

Sign up for email alerts

 

More Industry Headlines

Companies develop pediatric medical devices to compete for $50,000 prize Will the smallest of patients finally have more options?

New imaging method may detect cancer earlier Will shortwave infrared be a bright spot?

Siemens AAMI 2014 CMS debate video released See a video of the debate on CMS's imaging equipment maintenance edict from December 2013

Technology uses extremely cold temperatures to treat breast cancer Multi-center trial enrolls first patients

Samsung's tablet ultrasound can diagnose patients en route to hospital The technology can prove crucial when seconds matter

Ultrasound-powered chip monitors diseases and delivers therapies May be able to study nervous system and treat Parkinson's symptoms

Celgene invests in Sequenta's MRD test Test will participate in trials to create blood cancer medicine

AFT calls for improved Ebola hospital protocols Meanwhile, 43 people in Texas are removed from Ebola watch list

Americans with insurance still not going to doctor Will making cost and quality information transparent be the solution?

Mass. health care cost transparency law underperforming Pricing still murky after transparency law introduced

Worldwide, 33 million
people live with HIV.

White House unveils $30M national HIV/AIDS strategy

by Astrid Fiano , DOTmed News Writer
The White House presented the first formal national HIV/AIDS strategy on Tuesday. The project will receive $30 million in funding from the Affordable Care Act's Prevention Fund.

The strategy's focus is on three areas: reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV; increasing access to care and bettering health outcomes for people with HIV; and reducing HIV-related health disparities.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Delivering on Dose Reduction Promises

Dr. Steven Mendelsohn of Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, explains his commitment to dose reduction and why he believes a change in attitudes will be driven by patients rather than radiology professionals. Click to read more>>>



An executive summary of the strategy explained the motivation: "Our nation is at a crossroads. We have the knowledge and tools needed to slow the spread of HIV infection and improve the health of people living with HIV. Despite this potential, however, the public's sense of urgency associated with combating the epidemic appears to be declining."

According to President Obama's memorandum on the strategy, the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will set the administration's domestic HIV/AIDS priorities and monitor implementation of the strategy. Other lead responsible agencies are the Departments of Health and Human Services; Justice; Labor; Housing and Urban Development; Veterans Affairs; and the Social Security Administration. Within 150 days, the head of each lead agency will submit a report to ONAP and OMB on the agency's operational plans for implementing the strategy.

The strategy has a federal implementation plan with specific steps for federal agencies. These steps include:

Reducing new HIV Infections

--Intensifying HIV prevention efforts in communities most affected;

--Expanding targeted efforts in prevention with evidence-based approaches;

--Educating Americans about HIV and prevention.

Access to Care and Improving Health Outcomes

--Creating a system to swiftly link people to continuous and coordinated quality care following a diagnosis;

--Increasing the number and diversity of available providers of clinical care and related services for people living with HIV;

--Supporting people living with both HIV and co-occurring health conditions with meeting basic needs such as housing.

Reducing HIV-Related Health Disparities

--Reducing HIV-related mortality in communities at high risk for HIV infection;

--Adopting community-level approaches to reduce HIV infection in high-risk communities;

--Reducing the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

Achieving a More Coordinated National Response to the HIV Epidemic

--Increasing the coordination of HIV programs across the federal government and between federal agencies and state, territorial, tribal, and local governments;

--Developing improved mechanisms to monitor, evaluate, and report on progress on national goals.

"Countless Americans have devoted their lives to fighting the HIV epidemic and thanks to their tireless work we've made real inroads," President Obama stated in an accompanying letter. "Health care and other services providers have taught us how to provide quality services in diverse settings and develop medical homes for people with HIV. This moment represents an opportunity for the nation. Now is the time to build on and refocus our existing efforts to deliver better results for the American people."

More on the National Strategy can be found here: http://aids.gov/federal-resources/policies/national-hiv-aids-strategy/

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2014 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED