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August 19, 2021
Office on Women’s Health Honors Breastfeeding Innovation Challenge Finalists The HHS Office on Women’s Health recently unveiled the first round of winners for its Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding Innovation Challenge. The 15 winners demonstrated how their programs increased breastfeeding...
May 20, 2021
Funding Will Expand Use of Telehealth to Integrate Mental and Behavioral Health into Pediatric Primary Care Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of $14.2 million from the American...
May 19, 2021
More Than 10 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered by Community Health Centers Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program-funded health centers and Health Center Program look-alikes...
May 18, 2021
HHS Secretary Becerra forms new Behavioral Health Coordinating Council The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is distributing $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funding — the largest aggregate amount of funding to date for its mental health and substance use block...
May 13, 2021
“Providing unaccompanied children a safe, healthy place is both our legal and moral obligation. That’s why today I visited the Long Beach Convention Center, an Emergency Intake Site that HHS launched three weeks ago, which has a potential capacity of 1,000 beds to help us meet the influx of arrivals...
May 13, 2021
Guidance Helps States Access Additional Federal Funds for Critical Services Supporting Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing guidance on how states can receive enhanced funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of...
May 12, 2021
Today, following a bipartisan confirmation by the U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra formally swore in Andrea Palm as Deputy Secretary. Palm previously served as the Secretary-designee of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services and in several...
May 11, 2021
Today, in recognition of National Women’s Health Week, and thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded approximately $40 million in emergency home visiting funds to states...
May 11, 2021
“More than one million Americans have signed up for coverage on HealthCare.gov during the Special Enrollment Period the Biden-Harris Administration opened. This milestone reinforces what we know to be true, there is a real demand for quality, affordable health care across the United States. Now...
May 10, 2021
By: Dorothy Fink, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health and Director of the Office on Women’s Health Summary: What the HHS Office on Women’s Health Can Do for You During National Women’s Health Week and Beyond: Translating Scientific Evidence into Action and Policy As we kick off...