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.
Contagious Conversations is a podcast hosted and brought to you by the CDC Foundation. This episode is hosted by Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation & joining her are Anna Heilers and Dr. Antoine Denis.
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 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, Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House covid-19 response coordinator, is the guest for a wide-ranging interview on this week’s “What the Health?” podcast.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, It’s been nearly a year since this podcast took a deep dive into public health, and much has changed. Covid, in various versions, is still infecting people around the world, along with other communicable diseases including monkeypox and even polio.
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.
By Arthur Allen – No one studying polio knew more than Albert Sabin, the Polish-American scientist whose vaccine against the crippling disease has been used worldwide since 1959. Sabin’s oral vaccine provides lifelong immunity. It has one drawback, which Sabin, who died in 1993, fiercely disputed:
With potentially millions of people in danger of losing their health care coverage, the American Medical Association endorsed several policies at the Annual Meeting of its House of Delegates that aim to help them maintain coverage after the public health emergency expires.
By Janet Woodcock MD & Meredith Chuk MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s responsibilities to protect the public health are broad, complex, and necessary because the products we regulate are in every home and used every day across the U.S.
From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, Logistics expert Jeff Zients, who has headed the White House covid-19 response team since the start of the Biden administration, is stepping down and will be replaced by popular public health expert Dr. Ashish Jha…