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July 26, 2022
More than one-half of pregnancy-related mortality in the United States occurs in the 12-month postpartum period, and about one-third occurs within the first year post-delivery. Pregnancy-related deaths are three to four times more common among Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska...
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 Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood to compensate for blood loss resulting from varying...
April 12, 2022
Biden-Harris Administration continues to advance its goals of improving maternal health and equity. Today, Secretary Xavier Becerra and leaders across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the following statements in recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, which takes...
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...
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. More than 28 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. Individuals of...
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...
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...
December 9, 2021
New initiative to identify programs that provide effective monitoring and follow-up care for hypertensive disorders during pregnancy and postpartum. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health announced the 20 winners of Phase I of the HHS Hypertension Innovator...
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...
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...