Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Carol Jimenez is the Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OIDP as well as HHS’ other public health offices is under the leadership of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. OIDP provides strategic leadership and management while encouraging collaboration, coordination, and innovation among federal agencies and stakeholders to reduce the burden of infectious diseases nationwide. Ms. Jimenez’s role includes leading the viral hepatitis work of OIDP as well as development of the first-ever STI National Strategic Plan, the next iteration of the Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan, and playing a key role in development of the next HIV National Strategic Plan and National Vaccine Plan. Ms. Jimenez was a practicing health care attorney for almost 30 years prior to joining the federal government in 2010 and has spent her career working to improve the health of vulnerable populations in Los Angeles County, the State of California, and nationwide. Before joining OIDP, Ms. Jimenez spent four years at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), implementing the Affordable Care Act for the private health insurance market including leading development of the Medical Loss Ratio program and the Health Insurance Exchanges’ consumer assistance programs. Following her work at CMS, Ms. Jimenez was Deputy Director (Acting Director in 2017) of the HHS Office of Minority Health, working to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities, until joining OIDP in January 2019. Ms. Jimenez holds a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Rochester.
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The soon-to-be released Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan for the United States lays out a Roadmap to Hepatitis Elimination for the nation. This strategic plan, grounded in the latest science, guides stakeholders from all sectors in collaborative efforts focused on key strategies to achieve national viral hepatitis elimination goals. Leadership from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) will present exciting updates from the new strategic plan, highlighting areas of impact and opportunities for TLMdX attendees and discussing how it will be implemented.