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Data breaches at Texas hospitals compromised millions of patients’ personal health data over the past year

| Jul 14, 2022 | Texas

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System sent out notifications this week to patients whose personal health information may have been breached after a sample of data allegedly stolen from its network was posted on the AvosLocker dark web leak site.      The data included patients’ names, dates of birth, Social Security...[ Read More ]

Seven Virginia hospitals join first-of-its-kind maternal and infant health collaborative

| Nov 18, 2021

A new initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Women’s Health aims to use in-patient data to address maternal and infant mortality. The HHS Perinatal Improvement Collaborative includes over 200 hospitals across the U.S., including some of Virginia’s most renowned health systems — University...[ Read More ]

California gets over $19 million in federal support for maternal, child health initiatives

| Sep 17, 2021 | California

California will receive nearly $19.3 million in federal funding for improving maternal and child health outcomes, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Friday. The financial support is part of a $350 million HHS initiative aimed at strengthening the outcomes of maternal and child health across...[ Read More ]

HRSA provides $20 million for Native Hawaiian health care

| Aug 17, 2021 | Hawaii

Six Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act (NHHCIA) award recipients across the state received $20 million from the Biden Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced last week.      The funding, which will last through July 2023, will focus on bolstering COVID response efforts for Native Hawaiians, as...[ 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 ]

Arizona Senate HHS Committee votes on more health bills

| Jan 21, 2021 | Arizona

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted on another round of bills on Wednesday in its second convening of the new session. Senate Bill 1011, sponsored by Sen. J.D. Mesnard, would create a Maternal Mental Health Advisory Committee to recommend ways to improve screening and treatment for maternal mental...[ Read More ]