Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional Biden Administration appointments:
In an effort to get evidenced-based treatment to more Americans with opioid use disorder, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing new buprenorphine practice guidelines that among other things, remove a longtime requirement tied to training, which some practitioners have cited as a barrier to treating more people.
As part of the Biden Administration’s work to create solutions to move unaccompanied children out of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities as quickly as possible, the Long Beach Convention Center Emergency Intake Site (EIS) in Long Beach, California, will receive the first unaccompanied children today, approximately 150 children. The children will be welcomed by staff, receive a medical check, and be provided needed clothing, toiletries, food and snacks, as well as a safe place to rest. The Long Beach EIS will provide shelter for girls 17 years of age and younger, as well as boys under 12 years of age, and has a potential capacity of 1,000 beds, including medical isolation.
As Part of COVID-19 Public Education Campaign, Effort Will Connect Doctors, Scientists and Medical Professionals with Influencers and Organizations on Their Platforms That Reach Millions of People
$80 million an eight fold increase in funding from previous years will be available for Navigators to help enroll consumers in coverage during the 2022 Open Enrollment beginning November 1, 2021
"Yesterday’s verdict delivered accountability on the road towards justice but does not change an egregious wrong. My thoughts are with George Floyd’s family, the Black community, and everyone who feels the impact of wounds and trauma that too many people have confronted for far too long. We must meet the challenge to further justice and equity. At HHS, I will do everything I can to tackle racism as a serious public health threat that affects our mental and physical well-being."
Part of Biden Administration Efforts to Strengthen Equity in COVID-19 Response and Vaccinations, As These Providers Serve Predominately Low-Income and Minority Communities
Today, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced commitments from national organizations to support Latino outreach and enrollment efforts during the current Special Enrollment Period (SEP) made available on HealthCare.gov by President Biden due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. As part of the Latino Week of Action April 18 - 24, these organizations and HHS will share information with Latino consumers and use social media to encourage them to enroll in affordable, quality health plans through HealthCare.gov.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a new rule to revise the Title X family planning program regulations. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), entitled "Ensuring access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services" will be open for comment for 30 days starting Thursday, April 15, 2021. HHS welcomes public comment on this proposed rule.