Maryland Department of Health awards OMT, Inc. funding for its Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance Program (MOTA in FY18). The purpose of this grant is to bridge the health disparity chasm between the general health of minorities, and that of the minority populations. OMT, Inc. has achieved measurable outcomes for the MOTA Program from Fiscal Years 2010 – Present.
Minority Health and Health Disparities awards OMT, Inc. FY18 an HIV/AIDS Awareness supplemental grant. The grant will support outreach and education in Baltimore County, MD. OMT, Inc. will collaborate with a Federally Qualified Health Center and one (1) College. The purpose of the grant is to create awareness and reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS.
OMT, Inc. Birth Outcomes Program, Community Outreach and Health Education Workshops are the organizations primary focus in FY18. OMT, Inc. has partnered with Chase Brexton Health Systems, and Community Based Organizations to reach minority populations to reduce health disparities and improve health equity.
News Corner – December 2017
CDC Domestic Response to HIV/AIDS
December 16, 2017
HIV is declining overall in the United States. Annual new diagnoses decreased 5% from 2011 to 2015, with greater declines among some groups, such as heterosexuals, people who inject drugs, and white gay and bisexual men. Despite this improvement, 39,782 people received an HIV diagnosis in 2016, and diagnoses have increased among some Americans, such as Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men.
An estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 don’t know it. People who don’t know they have HIV can’t take advantage of the lifesaving treatment that could keep them healthy and protect their partners. Yet many people in the United States have HIV for years before their infection is diagnosed. CDC’s latest Vital Signsreports that half of the people who received an HIV diagnosis in 2015 had been living with HIV 3 years or more. We need to work together to increase HIV testing, diagnose HIV sooner, and link people to treatment quickly if they are living with HIV.
World AIDS Day
An estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 don’t know it. We need to work together to increase HIV testing, diagnose HIV sooner, and link people to treatment quickly if they are living with HIV.
CDC recommends that everyone in the United States aged 13-64 get tested at least once as part of routine medical care. CDC will continue working across the spectrum of partners to expand HIV testing and focus U.S. prevention efforts on the populations most at risk.
On this 30th World AIDS Day, CDC remains committed to continuing the momentum toward global epidemic control and a future where HIV is no longer a public health threat.