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Circle of Life: Empowering American Indian/Alaska Native Youth to Lead Healthy Lives

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center announces the Circle of Life multimedia program, a collaboration with Indian Health Services.

The Circle of Life is based on the medicine wheel, a powerful teaching symbol about mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness. It is a holistic health promotion model to help students learn about making healthy choices to prevent diseases like HIV/AIDS.

The curriculum is intended for middle school and junior high grade levels. The program infuses a multimedia rich format with various skill-building games and activities about making positive choices and the consequences of risky behaviors.

Sign up a live interactive webinar on this program on March 20:

Circle of Life: Empowering American Indian/Alaska Native Youth to Lead Healthy Lives

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

March 20, 2013
1pm Eastern

The latest project from the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) marries the rich teaching of  American Indians and Alaska Natives with present-day technology.  Circle of Life uses the medicine wheel and a culturally competent approach to focus on the issues of HIV education and prevention, and promotion of health and wellness among youth.  Officially launching in March 2013, the Circle of Life is a collaboration between OMHRC and Indian Health Services.  Through engaging characters, original artwork, and up-to-date health facts, children ages 10 to 13 are led on a journey to better health through this online resource that’s already getting positive buzz from young users.

Sign up for the March 20th Circle of Life webinar here:

New Resources

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Office of Women’s Health: A new website, microwebsite and resources have been created in honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), March 10, 2013


AHRQ: A new toolkit available to support the activities of private and public organizations in advancing Affordable Care Act’s mission. National Quality Strategy Stakeholder Toolkit.

Happy Valentines Day! STI studies and sexual health resources

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The studies reveal new infection data, some of it available for the first time, for the eight most common STIs — chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B, HIV, and trichomoniasis. The studies, which estimate infection rates and medical costs related to STIs, were published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

To read an article about the studies:

The CDC has a website where you can learn more about STIs as well as search by zipcode for a clinic that offers STI testing as well as HIV testing the HPV vaccines.  To search visit here:

The CDC also has an interactive atlas for informaiton on STIs and other diseases.  The NCHHSTP Atlas was created to provide an interactive platform for accessing data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Currently, the Atlas provides interactive maps, graphs, tables, and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis surveillance data. Available here:

February is National Condom Month!  Learn more about that as well as other sexual health topics from the American Sexual Health Associations website.

Webinar: Cultural Competence: Strengthening the Clinician’s Role in Delivering Quality HIV Care within Veteran Communities

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Webinar: Cultural Competence: Strengthening the Clinician’s Role in Delivering Quality HIV Care within Veteran Communities, Thursday, January 31, 2013. 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST.

The AIDS Education and Training Center – National Multicultural Center (AETC-NMC) at Howard University, College of Medicine, presents this webinar facilitated by Katherine Holman, MD, Veterans Administration Medical Center Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The learning objectives include:
• Describe the demographics of US veterans living with HIV/AIDS
• List risk factors for HIV/AIDS among US veterans
• Describe clinical strategies for providing culturally competent clinical care to veterans living with HIV/AIDS
• Identify culturally appropriate resources available to veterans with HIV/AIDS and their care providers

Register here:

Community Engagement Webinar for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) is hosting a free, interactive webinar entitled Community Engagement for Capacity Building with Clinicians. The purpose of this webinar is to better understand the capacity building needs of clinical providers in delivering HIV prevention and care services. The CDC is inviting clinicians to discuss:

  1. Strategies in implementing HIV prevention and care services for patients and community
  2. Areas of need and preference for building capacity in clinical settings
  3. How CDC’s Capacity Building Branch can best support your practice

Register here:

World AIDS Day is December 1st

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

To learn more:


You can get involved and donate a condom.  For every like, share or tweet Durex will donate one condom to charities that fight the spread of AIDS.  The goal is for Durex to donate 2.5 million condoms, the same number of people who were infected with HIV last year. To get involved and help go here:


Secretary Clinton commemorated World AIDS Day 2012 and unveiled the PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation that provides a roadmap for how the U.S. Government will work to help achieve an AIDS-free generation. The PEPFAR plan has 5 goals:

Make strategic, scientifically sound investments to rapidly scale up core HIV prevention, treatment and care interventions and maximize impact.

Work with partner countries, donor nations, civil society, people living with HIV, faith-based organizations, the private sector, foundations and multilateral institutions to effectively mobilize, coordinate and efficiently utilize resources to expand high-impact strategies, saving more lives sooner.

Focus on women and girls to increase gender equality in HIV services.

End stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and key populations, improving their access to, and uptake of, comprehensive HIV services.

Set benchmarks for outcomes and programmatic efficiencies through regularly assessed planning and reporting processes to ensure goals are being met.

The website has the detailed plan, country modeling, World AIDS Day 2012 results, several fact sheets as well as Secretary Clinton and President Obama’s remarks and the Presidential Proclamation.

To visit the website:

World AIDS Day – December 1

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The 2012 theme for World AIDS Day is “Working Together for an AIDS-free Generation.” has ideas for ways to take action in your community and around the world:  and Facing AIDS is a photo and story-telling initiative which invites the sharing of photos and personal messages regarding the fight against AIDS. More info at: . For more on a world perspecitve, visit the World Health Organization webpage at: .

Webinar: Syncing Awareness With Access: Comprehensive HIV Care For Latinos

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

On Thursday, November 15th, HealthHIV will host a webinar to discuss challenges to and opportunities for improving engagement in HIV testing and access to care for Latinos.  Community models for early identification of Latino populations will be  highlighted, along with access to and utilization of HIV treatment.  Topics include: HIV Epidemiology Among Latinos; Ryan White Program and Access to HIV Care and Treatment; Addressing Individual, Clinical, and Organizational Barriers to HIV Care; Community Models for Addressing HIV Care; and Approaches to Optimizing and Improving HIV Care for Latinos.

November 15, 2012
10am Pacific Time
Duration: 1 hour 

For more information and to register for the webinar, click here:

Mini Grants To Support Tribal HIV Prevention Social Marketing/Media Campaigns

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s (NPAIHB) Project Red Talon is pleased to announce the availability of ten Mini Grants to support Tribal HIV Prevention Social Marketing/Media Campaigns. Eligible applicants include: Tribes, tribal consortia, tribal organizations, AI/AN LGBTQ2S organizations and urban organizations serving AI/ANs.

More information about the HIV Prevention Mini Grants can be found on the NPAIHB web site:

Award Amount: $10,000
Application Deadline: December 14, 2013