The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, announced the top 10 percent of health centers receiving a Gold Health Center Quality Leader badge for their achievements in improving health outcomes and providing high-quality care for patients in rural and underserved communities.
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The AMA and four other leading health care organizations announced the Common Health Coalition: Together for Public Health. The Common Health Coalition is focused on translating the hard-won lessons and successes of the COVID-19 pandemic response into actionable strategies that will strengthen the partnership between our health care and public health systems.
The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued two resource documents to help explain to patients the privacy and security risks to their protected health information when using telehealth services and ways to reduce these risks.
Alzheimer’s Association applauds CMS decision to cover PET imaging for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. In issuing its new policy, CMS said the specific details of the coverage will be made by the Medicare Administrative Contractors. The Alzheimer’s Association urges the MACs to quickly implement broad and equitable coverage for all Medicare beneficiaries.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health announced $2.1 million in grants to three organizations for the Health Equity Leadership Development Initiative. The awards will support a three-year initiative to implement HHS fellowships that provide training in health equity issues and leadership to early career individuals.
The HHS, through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, announced nine grant awards of $1 million each for up to 5 years to support existing multidisciplinary Long COVID clinics across the country to expand access to comprehensive, coordinated, and person-centered care for people with Long COVID, particularly…
The Joint Commission announced a voluntary Sustainable Healthcare Certification program for U.S. hospitals, effective Jan. 1, 2024, acting upon requests from healthcare organizations that want to accelerate their sustainable practices and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Each September, the AMA recognizes influential female physician leaders as part of Women in Medicine Month. To showcase the accomplishments of these leaders, the AMA Women Physicians Section and the AMA Foundation announced the winners of the 2023 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women research grants program.
CancerX, the public-private partnership that launched in March of this year to harness the power of innovation to help achieve the goals of the Cancer Moonshot, announced its inaugural steering committee and strategic priorities.
The American Medical Association announced the recipients of its grant program aimed at ensuring more future physicians and health care professionals in the U.S. receive standardized training on how to consistently take accurate blood pressure (BP) measurements.
CMS issued a proposed rule that seeks to establish comprehensive staffing requirements for nursing homes—including, for the first time, national minimum nurse staffing standards—to ensure access to safe, high-quality care for the over 1.2 million residents living in nursing homes each day.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, awarded more than $1.4 billion for Project NextGen to support the development of a new generation of tools and technologies to protect against COVID-19 for years to come.