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 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.
By Devin Partida – The COVID-19 pandemic was a difficult time for people around the globe. Unfortunately, with the pandemic came a wave of fraudsters that misused the medical system for their own benefit.
By Robert Otto Valdez PhD MHSA -The COVID-19 public health emergency ended on May 11th. Several signals indicate that progress has stalled or reversed due to the stresses that the pandemic put on our local delivery systems and their workforces.
From KFF Health News – Their latest podcast, What the Health, The formal end May 11 of the national public health emergency for covid-19 will usher in lots of changes in the way Americans get vaccines, treatment, and testing for the coronavirus.
By Robert M. Califf MD & Hilary Marston MD MPH – While the HHS public health emergency is ending, COVID-19 remains a high priority and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will remain engaged with numerous activities to protect and promote public health.
From KFF Health News – Their latest podcast, What the Health, The partisan fight in Congress over how to raise the nation’s debt ceiling to prevent a default has accelerated, as the U.S. Treasury predicted the borrowing limit could be reached as soon as June 1. On the table, potentially, are large cuts to federal spending programs, including major health programs.
The OCR announces that the Notifications of Enforcement Discretion issued under HIPAA and the HITECH Act during the COVID-19 public health emergency will expire at 11:59 pm on May 11, 2023, due to the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
By William Hersh MD – March marked three years since the start of lockdowns in the United States for the COVID-19 pandemic. As I imagine is true for most people, few upheavals in my life have had such a profound and sustained impact than three years of the pandemic.
By Lauren Sausser – By the summer of 2021, Phil Maytubby, deputy CEO of the health department in Oklahoma City, was concerned to see the numbers of people getting vaccinated against covid-19 slipping after an initially robust response.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, The lame-duck Congress is back in Washington with a long list of bills it would like to pass and a short time to do it before Republicans take over the House majority in January.
By Jonathan Blum, Carol Blackford, & Jean Moody-Williams – CMS plays an important role in protecting the health and safety of all Americans as they journey through the health care system. This is especially true during a pandemic, natural disaster, or other emergencies.