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COVID vaccinations among Florida Medicare population prevented 17,000 infections, HHS study finds

| Oct 8, 2021 | Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that “Florida was right” in prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations among seniors aged 65 and older after a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) noted a significant reduction in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths among vaccinated Medicare beneficiaries. DeSantis referenced the Centers for...[ Read More ]

Virginia rural health Medicaid providers can apply for HHS funding Sept. 29

| Sep 15, 2021

Providers who serve Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Medicare patients in rural Virginia could get a cut of an $8.5 billion funding package from the American Rescue Plan (ARP), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). An...[ Read More ]

HHS releases AAPI cultural competency RFI

| Jul 19, 2021 | Federal, Hawaii

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) released a request for information (RFI) Friday to receive input from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and AAPI-serving organizations on the best practices regarding cultural competency, language access and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and...[ Read More ]

Biden-Harris transition team includes members with Virginia ties

Shawna De La Rosa | Nov 20, 2020

The Biden-Harris transition team recently announced the names of those who will serve on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) review team. The team will evaluate operations and lead the transition as the Biden-Harris administration prepares to take over its official duties.     Three of its members...[ Read More ]