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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.


Latest U.S. Department of Health & Human Services News Releases



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HHS News Releases Week of April 10, 2022



Remarks by HHS Secretary Becerra during a joint press conference on World Health Day with the World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

April 7, 2022


HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus held a joint press conference on World Health Day.  Read full news release





HHS' Office for Civil Rights Seeks Public Comment on Recognized Security Practices and Sharing Civil Money Penalties and Monetary Settlements Under the HITECH Act

April 6, 2022


The United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the public on two requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act), as amended in 2021.  Read full news release




Remarks by Secretary Xavier Becerra at White House COVID-19 Briefing on New Federal Plan to Accelerate Support for People Experiencing Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

April 5, 2022


As Delivered: Thank you, Dr. Fauci.  When it comes to COVID, we have more tools than ever before to stay safe, from vaccines and boosters, to treatments and tests.  Read full news release





Newly Appointed HHS Region 10 Director Visits Oregon to Thank Providers and Workers on The Front Lines of the COVID-19 Response and Promote Mental Health and Well-Being

April 4, 2022


HHS Region 10 Director, Ingrid Ulrey, appointed by the Biden-Harris Administration in November 2021, visited Oregon to engage with intergovernmental leaders and external stakeholders who have been key in fighting COVID-19, and to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration and HHS’s initiatives to tackle the nation’s mental health crisis.  Read full news release




Biden-Harris Administration Announces a New Way for Medicare Beneficiaries to Get Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

April 4, 2022


The Biden-Harris Administration is announcing today that more than 59 million Americans with Medicare Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, now have access to United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, authorized, or cleared over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost.  Read full news release




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