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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

 

 

Resources to help families find formula during the infant formula shortage

 

 

Baby Formula Shortage Social Media Toolkit

 

HHS is working to ensure infant formula is safe and available to families across the country that need it.  Our multilingual social media toolkit features graphics, info, and links to additional resources.  View the toolkit »

 

 

 

HHS News Releases Week of May 29, 2022

 

 

HHS Secretary Becerra Invokes Defense Production Act for Third Time to Further Increase Production of Infant Formula for American Families

May 27, 2022

 

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra today invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) for a third time in less than a week, moving to ensure Cargill Inc. (Cargill) can deliver the raw materials to maximize production of infant formula.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

Statement from HHS Secretary Becerra: 2022 Medicare Part B Premium Increase Attributable to Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm Will Be Adjusted and Incorporated Into Upcoming 2023 Medicare Premium Determination

May 27, 2022

 

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra announced that Medicare Part B premiums paid by Medicare beneficiaries for 2022 should be adjusted downward to account for an overestimate in costs attributable to the inclusion of new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm within the Medicare program for reimbursement.  Read full news release

 

 

 

Readout: HHS Leaders Host Roundtable on Maximizing Federal Resources to Strengthen Children’s Mental Health

May 26, 2022

 

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, as part of the National Tour to Strengthen Mental Health, leaders from agencies across HHS held a roundtable discussion following their call for states, tribes, and jurisdictions to maximize their efforts to strengthen children’s mental health and well-being.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

HHS Applauds 12-Month Postpartum Expansion in California, Florida, Kentucky, and Oregon

May 25, 2022

 

HHS through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved California, Florida, Kentucky, and Oregon, actions to expand Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage to 12 months postpartum for a total of an additional 126,000 families across their states, annually—supporting 57,000; 52,000; 10,000; and 7,000 parents; respectively.  Read full news release

 

 

 

HHS Secretary Becerra Establishes ARPA-H within NIH, Names Adam H. Russell, D.Phil. Acting Deputy Director

May 25, 2022

 

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra today announced the formal establishment of the Advanced Research Project Agency for Health (ARPA-H) as an independent entity within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the appointment of Adam H. Russell, D.Phil., as acting deputy director.  Currently, Dr. Russell is the Chief Scientist at University of Maryland's Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS).  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

HHS Leaders Urge States to Maximize Efforts to Support Children’s Mental Health

May 25, 2022

 

Agencies across HHS issued a joint letter to states, tribes, and jurisdictions encouraging them to prioritize and maximize their efforts to strengthen children’s mental health and well-being.  Read full news release

 

 

 

Readout of HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace’s Bilateral Meeting with Deputy Minister of Health of Taiwan

May 25, 2022

 

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Loyce Pace, hosted a bilateral meeting with Li-Feng Lee, Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare of Taiwan, at the 75th World Health Assembly, currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.  Read full news release

 

 

 

 

Readout of HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace’s Bilateral Meeting with the Minister of Health of Ukraine

May 23, 2022

 

On Monday, May 23, 2022, HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Loyce Pace, hosted a bilateral meeting with Viktor Liashko, the Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine, and both countries’ delegations at the 75th World Health Assembly, currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.  Read full news release

 

 

 

Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace Delivers Remarks to the 75th World Health Assembly

May 23, 2022

 

Assembly President, Director General Tedros, Ministers, and distinguished leaders: On behalf of the United States of America, I am honored to address this 75th World Health Assembly.  Read full news release

 

 

 

COVID-19 Test to Treat

 

 

COVID-19 Test to Treat

 

The Biden-Harris Administration launched a Test to Treat initiative in March to give individuals an important way to quickly access free lifesaving COVID-19 treatment.  Learn more »

 

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