Growing Case Activity and Circulation of Delta Variant Prompt Updated CDC and DHS Guidance
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supportsthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ’s recommendations that were issued on July 27, 2021. The new recommendations, which are based on the most up-to-date information about the Delta variant of COVID-19, will be reflected in all DHS guidance. The Delta variant is highly infectious and is spreading more quickly than any other...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 28, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: yunkecfrrr Source Type: news

Seven Test and Trace directors paid more than DHSC permanent secretary
Eight of the 10 best paid civil servants in the Department of Health and Social Care in the first quarter of the year worked for NHS Test and Trace, with seven of them on more than the department’s permanent secretary. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wearing a mask in Northeast Ohio? CDC map shows which counties have highest COVID transmission rates
At this time, most mask mandates have been lifted in Ohio. However, the Ohio Department of Health recommends all unvaccinated people... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's daily Covid cases fall for SEVENTH day: Infections plummet 50% to 23,511
The Department of Health recorded another 23,511 infections across the UK over the past 24 hours, down by half on last Tuesday. This marks the biggest week-on-week fall in cases since last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research suggests ending eviction moratoriums led to spikes in COVID cases and deaths
Research by a UCLA-led team has determined that the number of COVID-19 cases and the   number of deaths from the disease both increased dramatically after states lifted eviction moratoriums that had been in place to protect people who were struggling to make rent payments during the pandemic.The study found that the number of COVID-19 cases doubled and the number of deaths attributable to the disease increased fivefold, in the four-month period after eviction moratoriums expired.Those figures suggest that during the summer of 2020, there were 433,700 more COVID-19 cases and 10,700 more deaths in the U.S. than there wo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

America's Frontline Doctors sue HHS to revoke emergency use authorization for covid vaccines
(Natural News) A motion was filed on July 19 by America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to immediately revoke “emergency use authorization” (EUA) for Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines.” The AFLDS wants to see three groups of Americans removed from the pool of vaccine-eligible people: those under the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Aspen Confirms Release of Covid-19 Vaccines to Johnson & Johnson for Supply to South Africa
[Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited] Aspen is pleased to confirm that the first supplies to South Africa of the Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, from the new API source located in Europe, will be released to Johnson& Johnson from its flagship Gqeberha-based manufacturing site later today. These vaccines will be further distributed throughout South Africa in line with the various distribution arrangements between Johnson& Johnson, the National Department of Health and other stakeholders. In addition, vaccines from these batch (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HHS: Best Practices for Advancing Cultural Competency, Language Access and Sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services correcting an email address printed in the July 16, 2021 notice with the same title. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

At least 17 COVID-19 cases identified in attendees of Michigan country music festival
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working with local public health departments on an investigation of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors see wave of new COVID-19 cases coming
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says hospitals across Wisconsin are seeing an alarming trend: more COVID-19 patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Announcement of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment Meeting
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a virtual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for 2021 on August 23, 2021. The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of CMS concerning the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification groups and their associated weights, as well as supervision of hospital outpatient therapeutic services. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on thePanel's website one week before the meeting. Comment and presentation submissions to...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 23, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pfizer vaccine second dose has ‘sweet spot’ after eight weeks, UK scientists say
Longer schedule led to more Covid antibodies and higher proportion of helper T-cells, supporting immune memory – researchersSee all our coronavirus coverageAn eight-week gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is a “sweet spot” when it comes to generating strong immune response while protecting the UK population against the Delta variant of coronavirus, scientists have said.In a study funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), researchers have found that when compared with a four-week gap, a 10-week interval between the doses produces higher antibody ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Coronavirus Pfizer Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

When Parents Said No to Their Kids Being Vaccinated, This Teenager Created VaxTeen. It ’s Now More Crucial Than Ever
Like many 18-year-olds, Kelly Danielpour is preparing to start college in the fall, planning out her classes, buying dorm necessities and wondering what her roommate will be like. Unlike many 18-year-olds, she’s also spending her spare time helping teens across the country navigate vaccine-hesitant parents and get their COVID-19 vaccines. As the highly contagious Delta variant spreads, posing a greater risk for people who are unvaccinated and stoking fears of a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases, health experts are urging more Americans to get vaccinated. “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Roch...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 nationpod News Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid cases are DOWN for the first time in two months
The Department of Health said 39,906 people tested positive across the UK in the past 24 hours, marking a 17.8 per cent drop on the number last Thursday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year
Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourage anyone attending school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to get theirCOVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes children ages 12 and up as well as anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university. “Getting vaccinated now means we can help make sure our students are back in the classroom and won’t have to miss out on in-person classes...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 22, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

ICS boundary changes revealed
Only six integrated care systems will have their boundaries changed, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced, in a “change of heart” since Matt Hancock’s resignation. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Meetings: Medicare Program: Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing a virtual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for 2021 on August 23, 2021. The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of CMS concerning the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification groups and their associated weights, as well as supervision of hospital outpatient therapeutic services. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on thePanel's website one week before the meeting. Comment an...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Biden-Harris Administration Provides $100 Million to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach in Their Communities to Increase Vaccinations
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $100 million to 1,980 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to support COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts in medically underserved rural communities. Funding is provided by the American Rescue Plan and distributed through the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Biden Administration to Invest More Than $1.6 Billion to Support COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Vulnerable Communities
Funding from the American Rescue Plan will be utilized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support COVID-19 testing and mitigation measures in vulnerable communities across the country. The funds totaling $1.6 billion will be provided to mental health and substance use providers, shelters for people experiencing homelessness, prisons, and domestic violence shelters. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Lawmakers: Parental OK needed for minors to get COVID shot
Two Tennessee Republican lawmakers say they've received assurances their state's Department of Health won’t vaccinate children for COVID-19 without parental consent (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chief Medical Officer ’s annual report 2021: health in coastal communities
This report highlights the health disparities in coastal communities compared to their inland neighbours, exploring the drivers of poorer health outcomes and the key challenges these regions face. Key themes covered by the report include mental health, deprivation and health, migration and demography, health services and medical workforce, and the health benefits of coastal living.ReportDepartment of Health and Social Care - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

After outrage, Tennessee stops outreach campaign enticing minors to get COVID-19 jabs
(Natural News) The Tennessee Department of Health is dropping a vaccine outreach campaign aimed at children and teenagers following outrage among some lawmakers and residents. Since the middle of June, Republican lawmakers in the state have been accusing the agency of targeting minors and pressuring children to get COVID vaccines. In a joint Government Operations... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid UK: Daily death toll hits 96 in highest daily figure since MARCH as hospitalisations rise
Department of Health bosses posted 96 fatalities, up 92 per cent on last week. It was the highest number of daily deaths recorded since March 25 when 98 were recorded (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Sadag Operations Director Tells Inquest of Unsuccessful Attempts At Intervention in Life Esidimeni Case
[Daily Maverick] Cassey Chambers said the NGO had flagged serious flaws in the department's plan to move patients and had indicated so in meetings with the Gauteng Department of Health as well as in writing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WVU-led team, through NIH grant, ramps up COVID-19 testing in rural West Virginia
(West Virginia University) With help from grant funding, the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute based at West Virginia University has expanded COVID-19 testing in partnership with the state's Department of Health and Human Resources and the National Guard and primary care clinics in the West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Site Visits Highlight Lead Safety Efforts
The Department of Health Services (DHS) will co-host visits to home lead abatement projects to raise awareness of childhood lead poisoning and what can be done to prevent it. One of the major sources of lead poisoning in children is lead-based paint, found mostly in homes built prior to 1978. The Lead-Safe Homes Program works with local partners to abate lead hazards in eligible properties. Every county in the state has homes built before 1978 with potential lead hazards. “There is no safe...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

South Africa: SIU Welcomes the Dismissal of Gauteng Health Manager Over Irregular Awarding of PPE Contracts
[Govt of SA] SIU welcomes the dismissal of Chief Director: Supply Chain and Asset Management at the Gauteng Department Of Health (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SIU Welcomes Dismissal of Gauteng Health Official
[SAnews.gov.za] The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the dismissal of a senior Gauteng Department of Health official for her role in the irregular awarding of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) contracts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HHS: Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments on an information collection regarding efforts to evaluate the COVID-19 Public Education Campaign, including the COVID-19 Attitudes and Beliefs Survey (CABS) and the Monthly Outcome Survey (MOS). Information collected will be used to determine whether the campaign is having the intended impact on target audiences' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs as they relate to COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination, and adherence to preventative behaviors. Comments are due by September 17, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Includes Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food& Drug Administration (FDA), and local health departments are involved in an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium. Current public health data indicates that pre-packaged salad greens produced by BrightFarms, Inc. of Rochelle, Illinois are the source of a Salmonella Typhimurium...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 16, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Kathleen Sebelius wants you to be separated from your children if you refuse to get "vaccinated" for covid
(Natural News) The former head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Barack Hussein Obama is pushing the narrative that parents who refuse Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” should be forcibly separated from their children and denied employment. Kathleen Sebelius spoke with CNN the other day to explain how she believes that full... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS: Best Practices for Advancing Cultural Competency, Language Access and Sensitivity Toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is seeking information to inform the development of guidance describing best practices for advancing cultural competency, language access, and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the context of the Federal Government's COVID-19 response. Comments are due by August 17, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 16, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Ten Hawaii hospitals to receive federal funding for Covid-19 response efforts
Rural hospitals across the state will receive more than $2.5 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan for Covid-19 response efforts. The funding, provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program, will help hospitals with fewer than 50 beds expand Covid-19 testing and other mitigation initiatives. “Families in rural a reas across Hawaii rely on local hospitals to get the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christina O'Connor Source Type: news

Wisconsin Launches “Our Doctors” Multimedia Campaign
Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the launch of Our Doctors, a statewide multimedia campaign that brings together health care professionals across the state of Wisconsin, from different health systems and specialties, to share their confidence in theCOVID-19 vaccines. This campaign encourages Wisconsinites who may be hesitant about vaccines to start a conversation with their own family doctor about...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 15, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Covid UK: 63 deaths recorded in highest daily death toll since MARCH
Some 48,533 positive coronavirus tests were registered by the Department of Health today, up by 49.2 per cent on last week and the highest figure since January 14 (48,682). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former HHS head under Obama says parents who refuse covid vaccination should not have "access to children" or be allowed to work
(Natural News) Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” are so effective that former Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is afraid that she, a vaccinated woman, might somehow “catch” the Chinese Virus from an unvaccinated person, which is why she wants to put extreme limitations on their movements and freedoms. During a recent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tennessee stops teen vaccine outreach efforts and events for ALL diseases including COVID-19
Tennessee has scaled back efforts to get teens vaccinated in the state, now no longer promoting any vaccines to minors. State officials also fired the Department of Health's vaccine chief this week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrated a Durable Immune Response and Elicited Dual Mechanisms of Protection Against Delta and Other SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern in Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 14, 2021 – Interim results from a Phase 1/2a sub-study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) demonstrated that both humoral (antibody) and cellular (T-cell) immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine were strong and stable through eight months after immunization, the length of time evaluated to date. Data showed that T-cell responses – including the important CD8+ T-cells that seek out and destroy infected cells – persisted over the eight-month timeframe examined. The Company announced topline preprint study results from...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Britain posts 42,302 Covid cases as positive tests rise by nearly a third in a week
Department of Health bosses posted yet another six-month high today, with infections at their highest level since January 15, when 55,761 were recorded. The highest figure on record is 68,053. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wisconsin Submits Plan to Enhance and Improve Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) hassubmitted a plan to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to improve and enhance Wisconsin ’s home and community-based services under Medicaid. DHS estimates it will receive approximately $350 million under this part of ARPA. Key components of the plan that support Wisconsin’s caregiving workforce include increasing rates for home and...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Equality in 2020: how DHSC met the public sector equality duty
This report provides information on how the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) met the public sector equality duty for its health and care policies and for its workforce. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over $1 Million Awarded for Behavioral Health Equity and Inclusion Projects
In a step toward addressing an identified need for Wisconsin ’s behavioral health system, the Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded over $1 million to nine organizations for projects designed to improve the cultural competence of service providers. “We are committed to supporting strategies that will ensure Wisconsin’s behavioral health system is welcoming and responsive to every resident of our state,” said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. “It is essential that we understand...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - July 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: redinadcfw Source Type: news

Covid vaccine side effects: Boosters may be linked with 'higher risk of adverse reactions'
CORONAVIRUS boosters are set to be offered in the UK from September 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care confirmed. However, the deputy director at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is concerned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 delta variant spreading across Hawaii, Health Department says
The delta variant of COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across Hawaii, according to a recent Department of Health report, with 53 additional... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mississippi officials block COVID vaccine misinformation
The Mississippi State Department of Health is now blocking comments on its Facebook posts that relate to COVID-19 because of a “rise of misinformation” about the virus and vaccinations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination in Pregnancy: Information for health professionals, RCOG
This document is intended as temporary guidance on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. It aims to summarise, in a format useful for maternity care, the evidence presented in existing COVID-19 vaccination guidance from the Public Health England/Department of Health Green Book,1 as well as leaflets and information from Public Health England and the NHS. The document will be incorporated into the next version of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection in Pregnancy guidance expected to be published in autumn 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OPM, IRS, EBSA, HHS: Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I
Notice of interim final rule from the Office of Personnel Management, Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Department of Health and Human Services implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act that protect participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees in group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage from surprise medical bills. These regulations are applicable for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. This notice also includes interim final rules that apply to emergency departments of hospitals and independent freestanding emergency departments, healthc...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 13, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Britain records 34,471 Covid cases as infections rise by 26% in a week
Department of Health statistics show the daily infection tally has risen by 26.1 per cent in a week, despite early signs that the outbreak may be slowing down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS: Meeting of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will hold a virtual public meeting on July 30, 2021, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The purpose of this meeting is to consider interim recommendations addressing future pandemic preparedness, mitigation, and resilience needed to ensure equitable response and recovery in communities of color and other underserved populations. The confirmed time and agenda will be published on theCOVID-19 Health Equity Task Force website. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New Lockport hospital project to seek state approval July 15
Catholic Health is relying on a $37.9 million tax-exempt bond at 4% interest over 30 years and $20.7 million in cash to help build the new hospital in Lockport. Funding for the $65 million project also includes $500,000 in fundraising and a state grant of $5.9 million previously awarded to Eastern Niagara Hospital. Details on how the Buffalo-based health system is paying for the 63,000-square-foot hospital are included in a filing with the State Department of Health affiliate that must approve the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news