Health Issues HHS.gov
NIH Senior Health: Heart and Lungs. Many diseases can affect your heart, circulatory system, and lungs. Read about COPD, heart attack, lung cancer, …
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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra Marks
During a press call this morning, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra marked the one-year anniversary of the Biden-Harris Administration and – along with Health Resources Services Administration Administrator Carole Johnson – announced new funding to support health care workers who continue to work day in and day out on a shared priority: protecting the health of …
HHS Announces Availability of $13 Million to Increase
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of $13 million in funding to increase access to behavioral health care services and address health inequities in rural America, including through evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment for substance …
HHS Secretary Becerra Takes Action to Protect Reproductive
2 days ago · Wade, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the first-ever HHS Intra-agency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access. The task force includes subject matter experts from across the department. The HHS Assistant Secretary for Health and the HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs will serve as the co-chairs of this
U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Youth Mental
Recognize that mental health is an essential part of overall health. Empower youth and their families to recognize, manage, and learn from difficult emotions. Ensure that every child has access to high-quality, affordable, and culturally competent mental health care.
Department of Health and Human Services
health and welfare of beneficiaries served by those programs. This statutory mission is carried out through a nationwide network of audits, investigations, and inspections conducted by the following operating components: Office of Audit Services .
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Office of …
health and welfare of beneficiaries served by those programs. This statutory mission is carried out through a nationwide network of audits, investigations, and inspections conducted by the following operating components: Office of Audit Services.
ONC Completes Critical 21st Century Cures Act Requirement
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and its Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE), The Sequoia Project, Inc., today announced the publication of the Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement (TEFCA).
Health Care-Associated Infections HHS.gov
Health Care-Associated Infections. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections people get while they are receiving health care for another condition. HAIs can happen in any health care facility, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, and long-term care facilities.
Climate Change and Health Equity HHS.gov
Climate Change and Health Equity. Climate change poses current and increasing threats to human health. As the climate continues to warm, the risks to human health will grow, exacerbating existing health threats and creating new public health challenges. Many disadvantaged communities currently bear the brunt of climate-induced risks from
HHS Announces Synthetic Health Data Challenge Winners
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced $100,000 in total awards to six winners of the Synthetic Health Data Challenge (Challenge). Synthetic health data (i.e., data that is artificially created to mimic real-world data), is important to
Public Health ASPE
Public Health. Access up-to-date ASPE research on key public health topics including emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as influenza and COVID-19; health equity; antibiotic resistance; rural health; opioids, opioid use disorder and overdose prevention; maternal health; public health and health care workforce and infrastructure
Health & Health Care ASPE
ASPE produces health policy research with a focus on equity, coverage, and access. Find resources related to a broad range of topics, including the uninsured population, vaccine hesitancy, Medicaid/CHIP, Medicare, the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), telehealth, health care delivery, underserved areas, delivery system transformation, health …
Health Insurance ASPE
December 7, 2021. The postpartum period is increasingly recognized as a target for policy intervention to improve maternal health. The American Rescue Plan Act included an option for states to offer 12 months of postpartum Medicaid eligibility, a significant extension from the current requirement of 60 days. ASPE Issue Brief.
Log4J Vulnerabilities and the Health Sector
• Health sector adversaries are actively leveraging these vulnerabilities. • Updating can be a time- consuming and tedious process. • Further vulnerabilities may continue to be identified soon. • There are both short - and long-term steps to take in order to remain secure.
HHS Secretary Becerra renews COVID-19 pandemic public
HHS Secretary Becerra renews COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency declaration, marking two years of global pandemic response January 14, 2022 To help meet the needs of patients and healthcare providers in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra today renewed the COVID-19 public health
Youth Mental Health Reports and Publications HHS.gov
Supporting the mental health of our nation’s youth is a major priority for the Surgeon General. In a new Surgeon General’s Advisory, available below, Dr. Vivek Murthy calls for a whole-of-society effort to mitigate the mental health impacts of the pandemic, to address longstanding challenges, and to prevent future mental health challenges.
Health equity in telehealth Telehealth.HHS.gov
Health equity in telehealth is the opportunity for everyone to receive the health care they need and deserve, regardless of social or economic status. Providing health equity in telehealth means making changes in digital literacy, technology, and analytics. This will help telehealth providers reach the underserved communities that need it the most.
A Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation
Confronting Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment, 2021. Office of the U.S. Surgeon General A Community Toolkit or Addressing Health Misinormation. 8. 5-MIN ACTIVITY. …
Telehealth and COVID-19 Telehealth.HHS.gov
Start by using a COVID-19 self-assessment tool. Use an online COVID-19 self-assessment tool before you contact your doctor. This protects everyone’s health and safety and reduces the burden on our health care system. This self-assessment tool was developed based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Interdepartmental Health Equity Collaborative
The Interdepartmental Health Equity Collaborative (IHEC) fosters a community of stakeholders engaged in addressing health disparities and social determinants of health by building capacity for equitable policies, programs, and practices; promoting strategic partnerships; and sharing relevant models for action.
Health Insurance Data ASPE
MEPS Health Insurance Private-Sector Data by Firm Size, Industry Group, Ownership, Age of Firm, and Other Characteristics. National Health Interview Survey. Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2011 (in PDF, 26 pages) NCHS Responses to Health Policy Requests.
HHS Announces Record Health Care Workforce Awards in Rural
The National Health Service Corps helps medical, dental, and behavioral health clinicians pay off their student loan debt through scholarship and loan repayment programs in exchange for working in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Nurse Corps participants commit to providing care in facilities with a critical shortage of nurses or as
For researchers Telehealth.HHS.gov
Access to behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services is difficult in rural and other underserved areas due in part to the lack of specialty providers. Other challenges include primary care providers without experience in behavioral health treatment and individuals from smaller communities fearing stigma and lack of privacy.
Office of Health Policy (HP) ASPE
The Office of Health Policy (HP) provides a cross-cutting policy perspective that bridges Departmental programs, public and private sector activities, and the research community, in order to develop, analyze, coordinate and provide leadership on health policy issues for the Secretary. HP carries out this mission by conducting policy, economic and budget analyses, assisting in …
Mental Health ECLKC
Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental health of children, families, and staff every day. Early childhood mental health is the same as social and emotional well-being. It is a child’s developing capacity to express and regulate emotions, form trusting relationships, explore, and learn—all in the cultural context of family and community.
Protecting Youth Mental Health
Report on Mental Health, it is the “springboard of thinking and communication skills, learning, emotional growth, resilience and self-esteem.” 2 Mental health challenges can be difficult to define, diagnose, and address, partly because it isn’t always clear when an issue is serious enough to warrant intervention.
Tracking Health Insurance Coverage in 2020-2021 ASPE
Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act: Enrollment Trends and State EstimatesAdministrative Data. The Remaining Uninsured: Geographic and Demographic Variation. State, County, and Local Estimates of the Uninsured Population: Prevalence and Key Demographic Features. Trends in the U.S. Uninsured Population, 2010-2020.
Advances in Telehealth ASPE
What do we mean when using the term telehealth? The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, …
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Overdose
The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development, and is responsible for major activities in policy coordination, legislation development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis.
Physical health ECLKC
Health is the foundation of school readiness. To help children thrive, Head Start staff ensure that children are up to date on immunizations and their state’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) schedule, learn healthy habits, and can access the care they need. Head Start programs also promote the physical and social and emotional well-being of …
COVID-19: Health Considerations ECLKC
COVID-19: Health Considerations. We continue to learn new things every day about COVID-19 and the best strategies to reduce the spread of the disease. Explore these resources to find out the latest information about COVID-19, and find tools that staff can use to reduce the risk of infection for children, families, and staff in Head Start and
HHS 405(d) Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches
The 405 (d) Program and Task Group is a collaborative effort between industry and the federal government, which aims to raise awareness, provide vetted cybersecurity practices, and move organizations towards consistency in mitigating the current most pertinent cybersecurity threats to the sector. Please explore our website to learn more about
Health Services Management ECLKC
Health Services Management. As part of Head Start’s comprehensive services, every Head Start and Early Head Start program provides services to promote health, behavioral health, and safety for children and families. New and experienced health services staff can use these resources to learn more about health services and the role of health
Health screening ECLKC
Health managers, staff, and disability coordinators can review this sheet for basic facts about lead and lead screening. Staff may find it useful in supporting positive health and developmental outcomes for children. Strategies for Meeting the Lead Screening Requirement in Head Start.
Oral Health ECLKC
Oral Health. Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, but it's preventable. Children with dental pain can have trouble speaking clearly, eating, and learning. Use the resources below to promote a healthy mouth. Learn about proper toothbrushing and other preventive measures and how to find a dentist.
Behavioral Health ASPE
State Residential Treatment for Behavioral Health Conditions: Regulation and Policy Environmental Scan. November 26, 2019. The objective of this environmental scan is to summarize the peer-reviewed and grey literature on oversight of residential care for mental health and substance use care in the United States, excluding inpatient hospital care.
Diabetes and African Americans
Diabetes and African Americans. In 2018, non-Hispanic blacks were twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to die from diabetes. African American adults are 60 percent more likely than non-Hispanic white adults to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.
Child Care Health Consultation Webinar Series ECLKC
The Child Care Health Consultation Webinar Series offers child care health consultants (CCHCs) and others who work in early care and education (ECE) settings a chance to learn new skills and refresh their knowledge on key health and safety topics.New webinars are broadcast quarterly.
Head Start Forward: Health and Safety Considerations ECLKC
The COVID-19 Health and Safety Checklist – it was created to help Head Start programs provide a safe and healthy environment for children and staff during the COVID- 19 pandemic. The checklist assesses critical health and safety issues to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The checklist includes items that you can observe in your program as you