Fraying Health Safety Net Failing to Stop Syphilis in Rural America Fraying Health Safety Net Failing to Stop Syphilis in Rural America
Syphilis is spreading into rural counties across the Midwest and West. Communities grappling with budget cuts and crumbling public health infrastructure lack experience in fighting the disease.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, February 26, 2019
Discussion of New Treasurer Candidate                       There was discussion about the candidate for Treasurer, Debra Cobb, and how the role will differ from the role that John Grohol has played as Treasurer since SPM was founded. After much discussion about how our Bylaws define the Treasurer position, it was agreed that we can meet Debra’s desire to be Treasurer, but not a board member. As Treasurer, she will be an officer of the corporation, but not a member of the board of directors. Action: Motion to go forwar...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Board Vote Source Type: news

Meet ‘Mr. Earth Day,’ the Man Who Helped Organize the Annual Observance
Nearly 50 years after 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, more than 190 countries mark the annual day for raising awareness of environmental causes. And the stakes only grow as the years go by. Though Earth Day has been dogged by rumors that it was founded by a murderer and as communist propaganda, the truth is much more straightforward — but no less fascinating. TIME spoke to Denis Hayes, a real organizer of the first Earth Day, dubbed “Mr. Earth Day” by the magazine in 1999. Hayes is now the president of the Bullitt Foundation, which doles out grants to environmen...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Environment Holidays Source Type: news

FY20 Budget Request: U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey ’s budget would drop 15 percent to $984 million under the Trump administration’s request for fiscal year 2020. The administration proposes to significantly restructure several science programs and relocate part of the agency’s headquarters staff from Virginia to Colorado. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - April 19, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Rural health clinics struggle to fight skyrocketing syphilis cases
Syphilis is spreading from big cities into rural counties across the Midwest and West. One Missouri clinic has seen more than six times as many cases in the first few months of 2019 compared with the same period last year. Communities grappling with budget cuts and crumbling public health infrastructure also lack experience in fighting the disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: LiHCON Wants 40 Percent of Health Budget Directed to RMNCAH+N
[Observer] LiHCON wants 40 percent of national health budget directed to the Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) cases (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cuts increase risk to public in England and Wales
Public health is being put at risk by continued austerity and cuts, says a new UNISON report on environmental health in England and Wales. In November and December last year, the union sent Freedom of Information requests to all 374 local authorities in the two countries (197 answered), as well as surveying members working in environmental health. Comparing the results with comparable figures from 2009, when councils last answered a UNISON freedom of information request on the same issue, shows that: environmental health budgets per head of population have more than halved over the past decade (falling by 52.92% between 2...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News austerity council cuts cuts to local services environmental health local government Source Type: news

Brown gambles on tobacco tax to fund Medicaid, but prospects look iffy
However, even if the proposed tax hike and a tax on employers don't pass, lawmakers say the Medicaid budget won't be cut. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Brown gambles on tobacco tax to fund Medicaid, but prospects look iffy
However, even if the proposed tax hike and a tax on employers don't pass, lawmakers say the Medicaid budget won't be cut. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

FY20 Budget Request: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ’s main research office would be nearly halved under the president’s latest budget request for the agency, ending much of its support for extramural grants. NOAA does however propose to establish a new research center geared toward overhauling its approach to developing weather models. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - April 16, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: jbehrens Source Type: news

Action Alert: Ask Your Members of Congress to Support NSF
Congress has begun its work to set funding levels for federal programs for fiscal year (FY) 2020. Scientists interested in the National Science Foundation (NSF) should consider contacting their U.S. Representative and Senators to ask that they provide NSF with $9 billion in FY 2020. NSF is the primary federal funding source for discovery-driven biological research at our nation’s universities and colleges. The agency provides approximately 69% of extramural federal support for non-medical biological and environmental research at academic institutions. The President’s budget request for FY 2020 proposes a 12.5...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 16, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NOAA Facing Deep Cuts in FY 2020
Under the President’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2020, funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would be cut by nearly 18 percent to $4.5 billion. The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) would receive $335.1 million (- 41 percent), with funding for climate research activities slashed by 45 percent. Competitive grants for climate-change research, which received $60 million in FY 2019, would be terminated. The plan calls for eliminating NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory in College Park, Maryland (-$4.8 million), which studies air chemistry and atmospheric transp...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 16, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New AIBS Report on Biological Sciences in the President's FY 2020 Budget
A new report from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) provides an analysis of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request for biological sciences research and education. The report provides an overview and analysis of the budget request for several federal agencies and programs, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Geological Survey, Department of Energy Office of Science, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency, among others. The report is availab...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 16, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

843 Organizations Urge Congress to Raise Spending Caps
The American Institute of Biological Sciences was among 843 national, state, and local organizations that called upon federal lawmakers to negotiate a new budget agreement that provides relief from budget sequestration for nondefense discretionary programs. An excerpt from the letter reads, “Congress and the President must work together to reach a new agreement that averts the cuts that would be required under the Budget Control Act and allows us to make smart investments in our nation’s future. In reaching an agreement, new investment must be balanced between nondefense and defense programs, as strong investm...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 16, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Survey for people benefiting from personal health budgets
The 2019-20 CQUIN scheme includes a CQUIN for providers of community stroke services, under the NHS standard contract, to undertake six month post stroke reviews and record these on SSNAP (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FY20 Budget Request: DOE Applied Energy R & D
President Trump ’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Energy includes a $2 billion cut to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and smaller but still sizeable cuts to nuclear and fossil energy R&D programs. The request proposes increases for electric grid resilience programs that would support new R&D efforts. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - April 12, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

What Ontario's plan to reduce public health units could mean
The Ford government is consolidating local health units cutting their budgets by 27 per cent, a move that will mean a lot of pressure on clinicians those who deal with health and water inspections, infectious diseases and vaccinations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

NHS dentist charges rise by 5% in England
From the BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47724076An inflation-busting hike in dentistry fees mean NHS patients in England will pay £1.10 extra for a routine check-up.The new charges, which begin on Monday, will also see the cost of a set of dentures rise by £12.80 to nearly £270.Dentistry leaders say charges are increasingly being relied on and in the future dentistry could end up as an NHS service " in name only " .But the government said charges were important to help keep services sustainable.The new charges are:Band 1 treatment (examination, X-rays and scale and polish) £22.70Band ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Uganda: Finance Cuts Budget for Essential Drugs By Shs100b
[Monitor] Kampala -Health centres countrywide are likely to face a shortage of essential medicines after the Ministry of Finance slashed the budget for National Medical Stores' (NMS) for essential medicines by Shs100b. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Recording six month post-stroke reviews on SSNAP
This year ’s survey, to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets (PHBs), closes on 14 May 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Contact lenses -- what to know before you buy
Contact lenses: What to know before you buy  Tired of wearing glasses? Contact lenses might be the answer. The best type for you will depend on your vision problem, lifestyle and budget. Learn the pros and cons of common types of contact lenses and how to keep your eyes healthy while wearing them. *** Also [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FY20 Budget Request: National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health ’s budget would drop 12 percent to $34 billion under the Trump administration’s proposal for fiscal year 2020, rolling back most of the $5 billion increase Congress has provided to the agency over the past two years. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - April 11, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Brazilian scientists lament 'freeze on research budget
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Escobar, H. Tags: Latin American News, Scientific Community, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

Nursing home industry would get $30M jolt in House budget
House Speaker Robert DeLeo told reporters there's been much discussion about the "plight of our nursing homes here in Massachusetts." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Lannan Source Type: news

Heart of gold: How this AdventHealth VP is leading the charge to save lives
This woman oversaw a $56 million budget, led expansion projects and increased the number of employees and grew patient survival rates. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anjali Fluker Source Type: news

A "perfect storm" of events is now building toward a cascading collapse of mammoth U.S. dams that will displace millions and destroy entire towns
(Natural News) Dams do their job every day with little fanfare, but when one breaks, the results can be devastating. Imagine entire towns being completely washed away and millions of people losing everything they own and being displaced. It sounds like something out of a big-budget Hollywood doomsday film, but for the millions of people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Phase Appropriate Analytical Method Validation in Drug...
The fast contemporary pace associated with drug development presents many challenges including speed, accuracy and compliance, all while maintaining activities within a limited budget. Designing...(PRWeb April 10, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/using_phase_appropriate_analytical_method_validation_in_drug_development_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16233186.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brazil's Researchers Criticize Budget Freeze
Scientists have attacked the government's spending policies after it locked down nearly half of the money that had been allocated for science funding. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 9, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Safe staffing a ‘ vital ’ campaign for NHS ’ s frontline staff
The lack of safe staffing on wards and in ambulances is putting patients and staff at risk, UNISON’s health conference heard today. Once again in Bournemouth delegates were told about an aspect of members’ working lives that was causing stress and anxiety, which in turn was leading to people leaving their jobs and even more understaffing. James Anthony (pictured) of the health service group executive said that nurses in hospitals and community settings must be prepared to stand together “and where necessary take industrial action to defend patient care and safe staffing.” Speaking on the motion &ldq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2019 Health Conference health care NHS staff safe staffing Source Type: news

Union members call for funding to bolster mental health workforce
Union members have voted to campaign for better resources for mental health services including a guaranteed share of the NHS budget, in a bid to ensure sufficient staff numbers across the sector. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mental health services “broken and heading for crisis”
Delegates at UNISON’s health conference took part in a wide-ranging debate on what is regarded as the under-funded and overworked “Cinderella” service of the NHS. Conference heard of the continued pressure that funding cuts have created for staff working in mental health across the UK, with spiralling workloads, lack of support from management and the effects on their own mental health. As a result, 45% of respondents to a UNISON survey have said they are thinking of leaving their jobs. Sam Hemraj of the health service group executive said that mental health care was a “critical service” for U...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News health conference 2019 Source Type: news

Mental health services ‘broken and heading for crisis’
Delegates at UNISON’s health conference took part in a wide-ranging debate on what is regarded as the under-funded and overworked “Cinderella” service of the NHS. Conference heard of the continued pressure that funding cuts have created for staff working in mental health across the UK, with spiralling workloads, lack of support from management and the effects on their own mental health. As a result, 45% of respondents to a UNISON survey have said they are thinking of leaving their jobs. Sam Hemraj (above) of the health service group executive said that mental health care was a “critical service&rdqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News health care health conference 2019 mental health Source Type: news

Q & A: 607 Island Atolls Means it Hard to Distribute Leprosy Healthcare to All Micronesians
Marcus Samo, Assistant Secretary in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Health Services, is concerned that the country has been unable to reduce the prevalence of Hansen’s disease. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulPOHNPEI , Apr 8 2019 (IPS) During his 22-year career in the health sector, Marcus Samo has seen the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) suffer from an increased burden of disease while at the same time the resources to address them have either remained the same or decreased. Samo is the Assistant Secretary in the country’s Department of Health Services, a post he has held for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Federated States of Micronesia Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa Memorial He Source Type: news

Q & A: 607 Island Atolls Means it ’ s Hard to Distribute Leprosy Healthcare to All Micronesians
Marcus Samo, Assistant Secretary in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Health Services, is concerned that the country has been unable to reduce the prevalence of Hansen’s disease. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulPOHNPEI , Apr 8 2019 (IPS) During his 22-year career in the health sector, Marcus Samo has seen the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) suffer from an increased burden of disease while at the same time the resources to address them have either remained the same or decreased. Samo is the Assistant Secretary in the country’s Department of Health Services, a post he has held for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Federated States of Micronesia leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa M Source Type: news

Missing Data & Inefficient Drug Distribution Tops List of Micronesia ’s Leprosy Challenges
Dexter, a 25-year-old fisherman from Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia, received treatment for Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy, for over a year. He has been cured of the disease. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulPOHNPEI, Apr 8 2019 (IPS) It’s a good day for Dexter, a 25-year-old fisherman from Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. He’s just been told that he is cured of leprosy. “I have been sitting at home for nearly a year now,” Dexter, who doesn’t want to reveal his last name, tells IPS. “But now I can finally return to my job,” he says w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Hansen's disease leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation (SMH Source Type: news

CPD budget cuts were ‘trade-off’ for more nurses
The removal of money from continuing professional development budgets was “a trade-off” to increase the number of nurses in training, the chair of HEE has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FY20 Budget Request: National Science Foundation
The Trump administration seeks to shave about $1 billion from the National Science Foundation ’s budget in fiscal year 2020. Within the constrained topline, NSF proposes to embark on a major upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider and press ahead with its ten “Big Ideas,” advancing new programs dedicated to mid-scale infrastructure and convergence research. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - April 5, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Evaluating the safety risk of rural roadsides using a Bayesian network method - Tang T, Zhu S, Guo Y, Zhou X, Cao Y.
Evaluating the safety risk of rural roadsides is critical for achieving reasonable allocation of a limited budget and avoiding excessive installation of safety facilities. To assess the safety risk of rural roadsides when the crash data are unavailable or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: Stockpiled waste, tapered allowances and 21st century budgets
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Sonko Diverts Sh96 Million "Confidential Budget" to Health Sector
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has directed that the Sh96mn "confidential budget" allocated to his office be diverted to the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Greater Skills Equals Greater Ability to Combat Leprosy
Dr Ken Jetton (left) and Dr Arturo Cunanan (centre) with a patient who has been cured of leprosy in the Majuro leprosy clinic in the capital of the Marshall Islands. The patient is now seeking further help due to post-treatment complexities. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMAJURO, Apr 4 2019 (IPS) It’s a Friday morning and Dr. Ken Jetton, the only doctor who treats leprosy in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, is seeing a patient recently cured of the disease. David, 32, has received multidrug therapy (MDT) treatment for a year already. But he is back in the doctor’s office because of a reversal ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Hansen's disease leprosy Marshall Islands Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Foundation Sasakawa Source Type: news

Freshwater Canada ’s Dirty Water Secret
Water jugs in the community water center in Grassy Narrows, Canada. April 13, 2016. © 2016 Human Rights WatchBy Marcos OrellanaWASHINGTON DC, Apr 4 2019 (IPS) While residents across Prince Rupert, British Columbia are once again able to get safe drinking water from their taps, the boil-water advisory lifted there in late January should not be forgotten. Canada is a freshwater-rich country, but the time for complacency on essential water issues has long passed. Most people living in Canada have access to safe water. But drinking water advisories in the country about unsafe water have been concentrated in First Nation c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marcos Orellana Tags: Environment Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights North America TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

‘I was building rockets all over the house: living room, dining room …’
Self-taught rocket scientist Steve Bennett is on a mission to make space travel safe and affordable for all – from an industrial estate in Greater ManchesterThe shutters peel back on a workshop tucked away on an industrial estate in Greater Manchester, and a bright spring light breaks in. White cones and tubular structures lie on their sides next to stepladders and buckets of paint. The neighbouring units here house a sports nutrition company, an NHS wheelchair depot and a building contractor, but lot No 7 is where Steve Bennett builds rockets.Long before Richard Branson or Elon Musk entered the new space race, Benne...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Angus Harrison Tags: Space Science Source Type: news

How to Make Perfectly Juicy Chicken
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- Tired of dried-out chicken? Here's how to pick and cook the perfect skinless breast. Chicken is a lean, versatile protein high in several essential B vitamins. Choose organic chicken breast if it's in your budget. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FY20 Budget Request: National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology would lose a third of its current $1 billion budget under the president ’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. The cut is spread across most programs, though funding for activities tied to priority areas such as quantum science, artificial intelligence, and microelectronics would be shielded. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - April 3, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts
The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions [1] over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing. The unions have now registered a failure to agree with London-based Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) which means the trust now has to halt all cuts and outsourcing to allow for last ditch talks at conciliation service ACAS. Unions have been forced into this step by AET’s refusal to engage in meaningful negotiation over a variety of issues. These include AET’s unwillingness to provide essential financial information on its plans for its schools, outsourcing of sc...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release academies academy schools education Jon Richards Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces an online meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality on April 11, 2019. The agenda includes an update on the Director's vision for AHRQ, a presentation of AHRQ's accomplishments, and an update of the budget. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 3, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FY20 Budget Request: DOE Office of Science
The president ’s fiscal year 2020 budget request calls for a $1 billion, 16 percent cut to the Department of Energy Office of Science, which would erase much of the budget increase Congress has provided it over the last two budget cycles. Beneath its toplines, the request also proposes small amounts to begin pl anning on a variety of new experiments and facilities. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - April 2, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Comparative research for the healthcare budget and burden of disease in perspective resource allocation - Park SY, Yoon SJ, Park H, Jo MW, Oh IH.
BACKGROUND: Burden of disease can be used to prioritize the healthcare budget allocation. We analyzed the research and development (R&D) budget of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) in 2018 and compared the results with those of the 2015 Korean Nati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exclusive: CQC shrinks inspector team to free up money for tech
The Care Quality Commission is to shrink its hospital inspection team as it slashes budgets to release millions to spend on new technology. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news