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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 and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Announce $25 Million “LymeX” Innovation Accelerator – Largest Lyme Public-Private Partnership in History

October 10, 2020

 

Today, at the virtual LymeMIND conference, the HHS and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation announced a new $25 million-dollar, public-private partnership — the LymeX Innovation Accelerator (LymeX).  Read full news release

 

 

 

Trump Administration Expands Collaboration with AstraZeneca to Develop and Manufacture an Investigational Monoclonal Antibody to Prevent COVID-19

October 9, 2020

 

To meet the Trump Administration's Operation Warp Speed goals, HHS and the United States Department of Defense (DoD ) today announced an agreement with AstraZeneca for late-stage development and large-scale manufacturing of the company's COVID-19 investigational product AZD7442, a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies, that may help treat or prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

OCR Settles Ninth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

October 9, 2020

 

The United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announces that it has settled its ninth enforcement action in its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Right of Access Initiative.  Read full news release

 

 

 

OCR Settles Eighth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

October 7, 2020

 

OCR announces that it has settled its eighth enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

 

Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

October 7, 2020

 

Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority.  Read full news release

 

 

 

Secretary Azar Statement on Mental Health Executive Order

October 5, 2020

 

On Monday, the White House issued President Trump's Executive Order on Saving Lives Through Increased Support For Mental- and Behavioral-Health Needs, which orders the creation of a Coronavirus Mental Health Working Group, co-chaired by the HHS Secretary and Brooke Rollins, Acting Director of the Domestic Policy Council (or their designees), the submission of a plan by the working group for addressing mental health impacts of COVID-19, and calls for agencies to maximize support, including safe in-person services, for Americans in need of behavioral health treatment.  Read full news release

 

 

 

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In this new video, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, and other HHS experts explain how vaccines are safe, effective, and have saved millions of lives—and how science and ingenuity are informing the development of COVID-19 vaccines.  Visit the HHS YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

Statement from Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett P. Giroir: Update on Implementation of Resolution WHA73.1 on the COVID-19 Response

October 5, 2020

 

Statement from the Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir at the World Health Organization special session of the Executive Board.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir to Participate in the World Health Organization Executive Board Special Session on COVID-19

October 5, 2020

 

The World Health Organization is hosting a special session of its Executive Board (EB) to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and response.  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 »

 

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