Tag Archives: Health and Human Services

Give thanks, give help

AIN is a small agency with a small budget — and they need all the volunteers they can get With just over two weeks left before Thanksgiving, each of us has plenty of time to decide what we are going … Continue reading

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HHS to add LGBTs to data collection categories

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act already requires the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (OK, so maybe not Secretary Sebelius herself, but her department) to “ensure that any federally conducted or supported health … Continue reading

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LEGE UPDATE: Anti-bullying bills advance, HIV funding in jeopardy as session enters final month

Daniel Williams Movement on anti-bullying bills, an impending budget fight in the Senate and late-night debate on redistricting in the House were the defining events of this, the 16th week of the the Texas Legislature’s regular session. The Legislature traditionally … Continue reading

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White House bullying conference set

According to an e-mail sent this afternoon from the office of the White House press secretary, President Barack Obama, the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting a Conference on Bullying Prevention at … Continue reading

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DOJ says DOMA justified to prevent ‘inequities’

LGBT advocates disappointed in Obama administration’s decision to defend law that he favors repealing Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The U.S. Department of Justice filed its brief Jan. 13 with a federal appeals court that will hear the government’s … Continue reading

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Texas Republican seeking to intervene in marriage cases

Lamar Smith claims a ‘protectable interest’ in defending DOMA in Massachusetts lawsuits Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Claiming that the Obama Department of Justice is not doing enough to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act, U.S. Rep. … Continue reading

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Dallas County health chief calls for replicating 1980s model to combat rising HIV infection rate

In the face of Dallas County’s steadily rising HIV infection rate, which is the highest in Texas, health authorities are eyeing new strategies for treatment and prevention of the disease, according to Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and … Continue reading

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HHS committee votes to retain ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men

We published this story in today’s issue of Dallas Voice about hearings under way — in the Department of Health and Human Services Committee’s Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability — to consider revising current policy banning blood donations … Continue reading

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