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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 17, 2022

 

 

ICYMI: HHS Takes Actions to Improve Maternal Health and Equity During Black Maternal Health Week 2022

April 15, 2022

 

In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17, 2022), Secretary Xavier Becerra and leaders across HHS took actions to improve maternal health and reduce health disparities.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

HHS Announces $226.5 Million to Launch Community Health Worker Training Program

April 15, 2022

 

HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), today announced the availability of $226.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to launch the Community Health Worker Training Program.  Read full news release

 

 

 

Readout of HHS Secretary Becerra’s Black Maternal Health Discussion with State Leaders

April 14, 2022

 

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra participated in a discussion on advancing equity in maternal health, with state leaders, including New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and Washington First Spouse Trudi Inslee.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

HHS Statements on New Plan to Advance Equity in the Delivery of Health and Human Services

April 14, 2022

 

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and the co-chairs of the HHS Health Disparities Council—Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine and the Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Rebecca Haffajee—released statements on HHS new Equity Action Plan - PDF to advance equity in the delivery of health and human services.  Read full news release

 

 

 

Proposed Scientific Questions to Inform the Development of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 Available for Public Comment Starting April 15th

April 14, 2022

 

As the first step in the development process of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030 (Dietary Guidelines), HHS and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are releasing proposed scientific questions for public comment.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

CMS Announces Key Actions to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

April 13, 2022

 

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Call to Action to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing more details about the proposed "Birthing-Friendly" hospital designation intended to drive improvements in maternal health outcomes.  Read full news release

 

 

 

HHS Awards $16 Million to Strengthen the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, Announces $9 Million Available to Expand State Maternal Health Innovation and Implementation Program

April 13, 2022

 

HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced approximately $16 million to strengthen Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Programs through seven awards supporting eight states.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

Remarks by HHS Secretary Becerra at the White House Medical Debt Event with Vice President Harris

April 11, 2022

 

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra joined Vice President Kamala Harris and other Administration officials at the White House to deliver remarks at an event focused on new actions the Biden-Harris Administration is taking to lessen medical debt and protect consumers.  Read full news release

 

 

 

HHS Takes Actions to Promote Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

April 11, 2022

 

CMS issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facilities Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) proposed rule, which includes asking for public feedback on how staffing in nursing homes and health equity improvements could lead to better health outcomes.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

Secretary Becerra and HHS Leaders Celebrate Black Maternal Health Week 2022

April 11, 2022

 

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and leaders across HHS released the following statements in recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, which takes place this year from April 11 – 17.  Read full news release

 

 

 

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Medicare Covers COVID-19 Tests

 

Medicare covers up to 8 over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month from participating pharmacies and health care providers.  Learn more »

 

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