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 2021 Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women research grants program.
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The Biden-Harris Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both them and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant. Facilities across the country should make efforts now to get health care staff vaccinated to make sure they are in compliance when the rule takes effect.
The American Nurses Association, representing the interests of the nation’s 4.2 million nurses, urges the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to declare the current and unsustainable nurse staffing shortage facing our country a national crisis.
The Federal Communications Commission approved an initial set of 62 applications for funding commitments totaling $41.98 million for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
To increase vaccination coverage and protect more people from COVID-19, including the more transmissible Delta variant, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will require more than 25,000 members of its health care workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the Health Resources and Services Administration is announcing a major effort to strengthen and expand community-based primary care medical and dental residency programs in rural and underserved communities.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded 100 grants to increase access to facilities throughout the nation that provide community-based support for Americans in need of substance use disorder and mental health treatment services.
Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration provided $398 million in funding through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) to 1,540 small rural hospitals for COVID-19 testing and mitigation.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a series of provisions to follow through on President Biden’s commitment to build on the Affordable Care Act, expand health coverage access and advance health equity. These provisions are the third installment of the payment notice for 2022.