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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.


Trump Administration Provides Saliva Test at Surge Testing Site in Waco, TX

October 16, 2020


Starting today, communities that are part of the federal surge testing effort for COVID-19 have a new option: a test that uses samples of saliva collected by spitting into a sterile container.  Read full news release




Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Vulnerable Americans in Long-Term Care Facilities Nationwide

October 16, 2020


To meet the Trump Administration's Operation Warp Speed (OWS) goals, HHS and the United States Department of Defense (DoD ) today announced agreements with CVS and Walgreens to provide and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) nationwide with no out-of-pocket costs.  Read full news release





HHS Awards Contract to Improve Maternal Health Data Collection and Drive Clinical Quality Improvement

October 15, 2020


The HHS Office on Women's Health (OWH) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health announced an $8 million nationwide contract with Premier, Inc., to improve maternal health data and create a network of at least 200 hospitals to deploy clinical, evidence-based best practices in maternity care.  Read full news release




HHS Issues Challenges to Find Best Practices in Maternal Health

October 15, 2020


The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health announced two challenges to improve maternal health.  Read full news release





HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Presents Award to Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong

October 15, 2020


The Assistant Secretary for Health, ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., presented the Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH) Exceptional Service Medal to Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong recognizing him for his outstanding contributions on behalf of the millions of people worldwide suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD).  Read full news release





HHS Awards Nearly $500 million to Support Primary Health Care Workforce Nationwide

October 15, 2020


The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced nearly $500 million in awards to support, recruit, and retain qualified health professionals and students through its National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Nurse Corps and other workforce development loan repayment and scholarship programs.  Read full news release





HHS Secretary Azar Statement on First FDA Approval of Ebola Therapeutic

October 14, 2020


The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Inmazeb, a mixture of three monoclonal antibodies made by Regeneron.  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





Trump Administration Expands Manufacturing Capacity with Cytiva for Components of COVID-19 Vaccines

October 13, 2020


To meet the Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed goals, HHS and DoD  today announced an agreement with Cytiva, headquartered in Massachusetts, to expand the company’s manufacturing capacity for products that are essential in producing COVID-19 vaccines.  Read full news release




Trump Administration Makes Major Investment to Increase Availability of Fast Molecular POC Test

October 13, 2020


HHS, in collaboration with DOD, awarded a $481 million Other Transaction Agreement to Cue Health, Inc., to expand United States production capacity for a cartridge-based point-of-care COVID-19 molecular test that produces results in about 20 minutes.  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 »