Office on Women's Health Blog

HHS Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is announcing it will publish Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder*, to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements needed to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment.

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Secretary Azar explains Operation Warp Speed

May 27,2020


Surgeon General Adams COVID-19 – Donate Blood Plasma and Help Save Lives

July 30,2020

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Request for Information-Long-Term Monitoring of Health Care System Resilience

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) in the Department of Health and Human Services seeks to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how organizations, networks, non-federal government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders in the United States have operationally defined “resilience”

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Written Statement by ADM Brett P. Giroir to WHO’s 147th Executive Board

Thank you Chair, Director-General Tedros, Fellow Executive Board Members, Excellencies, I am honored to be with you today to participate in the WHO’s 147th Executive Board meeting as the Executive Board Member for the United States. 

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Improving Maternal Health Outcomes with a Focus on Physical Activity

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An increasing number of pregnant women in the United States have chronic health conditions — such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease — that may put them at higher risk of pregnancy complications.

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Celebrating Active and Healthy Women and Girls During National Women’s Health Week

Honorable Nan Hayworth, MD, Member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

This year we observe National Women’s Health Week in the midst of a global public health crisis.

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Guidance for Application of the Human Subjects Protection Regulations to Actions Taken in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) issued guidance on COVID-19 for investigators, institutional review boards, and institutions conducting human subjects research during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

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HHS Statements on Authorizing Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests

Earlier today, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health issued new guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized. 

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HHS Supports State, Territorial and Tribal Public Health Labs with COVID-19 Rapid Point-of-Care Test

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is purchasing the ID NOW COVID-19 rapid point-of-care test, developed by Abbott Diagnostics Scarborough Inc., for state, territorial and tribal public health labs. 

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Optimizing Ventilator Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of the unprecedented demand on hospital and ICU resources during the COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) pandemic, many hospitals may be challenged with providing mechanical ventilation to all those in need of this therapy. 

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HIV Prevention Starts with Me: Women and Girls, Ending the HIV Epidemic Together

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Today, March 10th, we observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The theme this year is HIV Prevention Starts with Me: Ending the HIV Epidemic Together.

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U.S. Public Health Service Strike Team Helps Treat Patients Infected with COVID-19 in Japan

A team of specialized officers from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps are working with the United States Embassy in Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and Gilead Sciences Inc. 

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