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HHS Issues Latest Health Care Press Releases

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued its latest press releases on health care topics, which you can read and access below.


HHS Teams Up with The Rockefeller Foundation to Share Best Practices for Increased COVID-19 Testing

October 1, 2020


HHS and The Rockefeller Foundation have signed an agreement to identify and share effective approaches for using rapid point-of-care (POC) antigen tests to screen for COVID-19 in communities, with a focus on safely reopening K-12 schools.  Read full news release




Veklury (remdesivir) Now Available Directly from Distributor following Trump Administration’s Successful Allocations to States and U.S. Territories

October 1, 2020


Beginning October 1, 2020, American hospitals can purchase Veklury (remdesivir) directly from the drug’s distributor.  Read full news release








Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

October 1, 2020


HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.  Read full news release





HHS Awards $2.24 Billion in Grants to Help Americans Access HIV/AIDS Care, Support Services, and Medication

October 1, 2020


HHS, through HRSA, today announced approximately $2.24 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants were awarded to cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2020.  Read full news release






Go to the HHS YouTube channel for the latest official HHS videos and to learn more about how HHS is working to keep all Americans healthy.  Visit the HHS YouTube Channel





HHS Announces Funding for Health Information Exchanges to Support Public Health Agencies – STAR HIE Program Funds Five Organizations to Improve Interoperability of Health Data

September 30, 2020


HHS today announced five cooperative agreements with health information exchange organizations (HIEs) to help support state and local public health agencies in their efforts to respond to public health emergencies, including disasters and pandemics such as COVID-19.  Read full news release




HHS Launching Initiative to Track Physician Use and Burdens of Health IT ONC Awards Cooperative Agreement to American Board of Family Medicine

September 29, 2020


HHS launched an initiative to measure health information technology (health IT) use among office-based physicians across the country.  Read full news release





Trump Administration Deploys Abbott BinaxNOW Tests to States

September 28, 2020


The Trump Administration today detailed the national distribution plan for the Abbott BinaxNOW Ag Card rapid test to assist Governors' efforts to continue to safely reopen their states.  Read full news release







Go to CDC.gov for more public health updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones.  HHS and its federal partners are working together to execute a whole-of-America response to COVID-19.  Learn More »