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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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Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

 

During and after a disaster, it's natural to experience different and strong emotions.  Coping with these feelings and getting help when you need it will help you, your family, and your community recover from a disaster.

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HHS News Releases Week of October 9, 2022

 

 

New HHS Report: COVID-19 Vaccinations in 2021 Linked to More than 650,000 Fewer COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Over 300,000 Fewer Deaths Among Medicare Beneficiaries, Underscoring Importance of Getting Updated COVID-19 Vaccines This Fall

October 7, 2022

 

A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that the Biden Administration's historic vaccination program, which has gotten over 90 percent of seniors fully vaccinated and over 70 percent of seniors a booster shot, is linked to more than 650,000 fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations and more than 300,000 fewer deaths among seniors and other Americans enrolled in Medicare.

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11 Operation Fly Formula Flights Completed by September 29

October 6, 2022

 

There were 11 Operation Fly Formula flights completed through the month of September importing more than 13.7 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of infant formula to the United States.

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Readout: Secretary Becerra meeting with Minister of Health of Uganda

October 6, 2022

 

On Tuesday, October 5, Secretary Xavier Becerra had a call with the Honorable Minister Jane Aceng Ocera, Minister of Health of Uganda to discuss the current outbreak of Ebolavirus.

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HHS Takes Action to Break Language Barriers

October 6, 2022

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a number of steps to improve language access through HHS programs and advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of overcoming barriers to equity in health care and human services.

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HHS Announces Grant Funding for Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Research

October 4, 2022

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), announced more than $6 million for Title X Family Planning Research grants, Research-to-Practice Center grants, and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation and Research grants as part of its work to protect and expand access to reproductive health care.

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HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Remark on Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act Provision Addressing Medicare Payments for Biosimilars

October 3, 2022

 

Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure issued the following statements on the implementation of Medicare Part B payment changes for certain biosimilars, one of the first Medicare provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act to go into effect.

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HHS amends PREP Act declaration increasing workforce authorized to administer monkeypox vaccines

October 3, 2022

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra today amended the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) declaration for smallpox medical countermeasures to expand the categories of providers authorized to administer vaccines and therapeutics against smallpox, monkeypox virus, and other orthopoxviruses in a declared emergency.

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HHS Awards Organizations Advancing Community-Driven Approaches to Tackling Structural Racism

October 3, 2022

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced more than $4.8 million in grants to 10 organizations under its Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health initiative.

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HHS Invests Nearly $27 Million to Expand Support for Pediatric Mental Health Care

October 3, 2022

 

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing awards of nearly $27 million to improve and expand mental health care for children.

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HHS Announces LEAP in Health IT Awardees Focused on Health Equity

October 3, 2022

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced two awards totaling $2 million under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology (LEAP in Health IT) funding opportunity.

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Student Loan Forgiveness Program

 

 

Student Loan Forgiveness Program

 

Do you qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program?  PSLF now offers credit for payments that didn’t previously qualify, but this waiver ends on Oct. 31, 2022.  Use the PSLF Help Tool to learn more.

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