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May 10, 2022

Dorothy Fink, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health and Director, Office on Women's Health; Kaye Hayes, M.P.A.,Acting Director, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy

April 12, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration continues to advance its goals of improving maternal health and equity. 

April 6, 2022

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $256.6 million in grant funding to support 76 grantees to deliver equitable, affordable, client-centered, and high-quality family planning services. These grants will restore access to Title X services nationwide and fill service gaps caused by more than a quarter of Title X providers withdrawing from the program over the past two and a half years in response to the previous administration’s Title X rule.

February 18, 2022

During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we aim to increase awareness of, improve diagnosis and treatment for, and provide support to those who have or are at risk of developing eating disorders.

January 24, 2022

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $6.6 million through the Title X family planning program to address increased need for family planning services where restrictive laws and policies have impacted reproductive health access. This competitive grant opportunity addressing dire family planning needs was announced as part of a series of recent actions HHS took to protect patients and health care providers in response to the Texas Law SB 8. Today’s awards will go to entities in seven states, including Texas, and were made possible by funds from the American Rescue Plan.

January 12, 2022

The National Clinical Care Commission, a federal advisory committee established by the National Clinical Care Commission Act of 2017 – PDF, recently released its final report outlining recommendations to improve diabetes awareness, prevention, and treatment. The report called for additional federal efforts to improve access to health care, address social determinants of health, and improve trans-agency collaboration.

December 9, 2021

New initiative to identify programs that provide effective monitoring and follow-up care for hypertensive disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.

December 7, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $35 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning providers. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services in communities across the U.S.

October 28, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health recently announced the State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Partnership Programs to Reduce Maternal Deaths Due to Violence. The funding opportunity will provide more than $4.1 million in cooperative agreement awards to reduce deaths among pregnant and post-partum women due to violence.

October 28, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of up to $256 million in grant funding to support equitable, affordable, client-centered, and high-quality family planning services through the Title X family planning program. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services in communities across the United States.