HHS LAUNCHES INFORMATION IS POWERFUL MEDICINE CAMPAIGN

HHS Aids Blog: May 30, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is proud to announce the launch of theInformation Is Powerful Medicine campaign. The campaign contributes to Department-wide efforts guided by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to improve health outcomes for all people living with HIV/AIDS. Focusing specifically on Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (BMSM) given the significant HIV-related health disparities they face, the campaign underscores how having access to your medical record can help you better manage your health. Through printed materials and online resources, the campaign provides important messages about the right to see and get a copy of your medical record (called the right to access), a cornerstone of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.  Read more