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Northern Australia mining town demands the Health Department blood test its residents after water supply found contaminated with lead
(Natural News) The population of Borroloola, a remote mining town in central northern Australia, got the shock of their lives when they heard that their drinking water had higher amounts of lead than normal. In an ABC News report, the indigenous Garawa community is demanding blood testing for affected families from Australia’s Department of Health. Earlier... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kauai's first medical marijuana dispensary approved for sales
The Hawaii Department of Health gave the green light to Kauai ’s first medical marijuana dispensary to begin sales immidiately. The DOH said Green Aloha Ltd., dba Have a Heart, completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection of its retail facility.  The dispensary, located at 4-1565​ ​Kuhio​ ​Highway in Kapaa, is t he sixth licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Hawaii to receive approval to begin sales of medical cannabis to registered patients and caregivers. “Having… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Kauai's first medical marijuana dispensary approved for sales
The Hawaii Department of Health gave the green light to Kauai ’s first medical marijuana dispensary to begin sales immidiately. The DOH said Green Aloha Ltd., dba Have a Heart, completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection of its retail facility.  The dispensary, located at 4-1565​ ​Kuhio​ ​Highway in Kapaa, is t he sixth licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Hawaii to receive approval to begin sales of medical cannabis to registered patients and caregivers. “Having… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

National EMS Memorial Service Closes Out 2018 Weekend of Honor
Oxon Hills, MD - On Saturday the families, friends, and colleagues of the 36 EMS and air medical professionals who lost their lives in the line of duty in service to others will gather for the National EMS Memorial Service, closing out the 2018 Weekend of Honor. Honor guards along with bagpipe and drum corps travel from around the United States to volunteer their time and services in honor of the fallen. This year’s keynote speaker will be Joseph W. Schmider, Emergency Medical Service Director for the Texas Department of Health Services. There will also be a team from HOPE Animal-assisted Crisis Response (http://hope...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National EMS Memorial Foundation Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

National EMS Memorial Service Closes Out 2018 Weekend of Honor
Oxon Hills, MD - On Saturday the families, friends, and colleagues of the 36 EMS and air medical professionals who lost their lives in the line of duty in service to others will gather for the National EMS Memorial Service, closing out the 2018 Weekend of Honor. Honor guards along with bagpipe and drum corps travel from around the United States to volunteer their time and services in honor of the fallen. This year’s keynote speaker will be Joseph W. Schmider, Emergency Medical Service Director for the Texas Department of Health Services. There will also be a team from HOPE Animal-assisted Crisis Response (http://hope...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National EMS Memorial Foundation Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals
The Trump administration is preparing to announce on Friday a far-reaching change in how Title X family planning funds are awarded so that clinics that provide abortion services will no longer be eligible — a move that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood by millions of dollars. Under the proposal to be filed by the Department of Health and […]Related:Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorseAcupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy i...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New State Adoption File Rules to Affect Birth Parents, Adoptees
Starting Aug. 1, individuals who have been adopted (adoptees) may request their adoption file from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Free State Doctors Battle With Sub-Standard Theatre Equipment
[Daily Maverick] Brand new theatre beds are broken within months and sub-standard anaesthesia machines stand unused following the award of a multi-million rand medical equipment tender by the Free State Department of Health to a company called Mediquip SA Hub of which two co-directors are George Sebulela, of the Black Business Council and one of the latest additions to the Eskom board, and Tefetso Bernard Phitsane, a senior ANC politician in the Free State and close ally of Ace Magashule. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

State Health Agency Announces Free HIV Testing Now Available at Select Walgreens Pharmacies in Milwaukee
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a collaborative effort with Walgreens to provide free rapid HIV testing for anyone 18 years of age or older, with or without health insurance, at five Walgreens pharmacies in Milwaukee. “Many people who are living with HIV do not know their HIV status,” said Karen McKeown, State Health Officer. “Our collaboration with Walgreens will give people in Milwaukee more options to get tested quickly and confidentially. When people know their HIV...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Updated: Teaching trust asks council for £27m loan
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is seeking a loan of £27m from its local council because it can offer better interest rates than the Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HHS: HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs
Notice that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comment on the Administration's plan to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket prescription costs for consumers, including actions already taken. Comments are due by July 16, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Health Crisis Communication and a Spotlight on the Utah Department of Health's Tribal Model
National Indian Health Board. 01/09/2018 Using Zika as an example, this webinar, in two videos, describes how Zika virus funding allowed the Utah Department of Health to increase mosquito trapping, mosquito identification, and disease surveillance, and opened new opportunities for communication and collaboration between local and Tribal mosquito abatements. Speakers share examples of Tribal-specific communication materials created through the formal consultation and conferment process, and describe the health department's partnership with the Utah Indian Health Advisory Board (UIHAB) as a critical step in the formal proces...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Supplemental Funding: Status of HHS (Health and Human Services) Agencies' Obligations, Disbursements, and the Activities Funded
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 05/2018 This 76-page report describes the status of funds obligated and disbursed from the Zika supplemental funding appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agencies; and how selected awardees used their Zika supplemental funding, and their experiences with applying for and managing the funding. It found that agencies attacked the problem on a variety of fronts, including researching the virus, controlling mosquito populations, and raising public awareness about Zika and its prevention. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

6 Mercy hospitals designated STEMI centers
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Monday announced and six Mercy hospitals made the list of Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis STEMI Centers. STEMI is a common name for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a serious heart attack in which one of the heart’s main arteries is blocked. Because of the risk of death and disability, patients experiencing a STEMI need quick care. The Time Critical Diagnosis system also designates hospitals for their level of trauma and stroke care. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs
Pre-publication notice that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comment on the Administration's plan to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket prescription costs for consumers, including actions already taken. Comments are due 60 days after the official publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for May 16, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Healthcare System Recovery Timeline: A White Paper for Texas
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/11/2017 This 23-page white paper from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) was developed to answer the question: "How long does it take the healthcare system to recover from a major hurricane?" It contains the results of an extensive literature review of published and grey literature and open source media accounts of past disaster recovery reports, with findings and considerations listed first, followed by links to additional resources. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Post-Disaster Lessons Learned: Dialysis Patient Management
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 10/11/2017 This 14-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) summarizes resources and references related to post-disaster dialysis operations. It also includes a previously completed technical assistance response on the post-Hurricane Sandy improvements to dialysis patient management for additional reference. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Comments sought on Centene's $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care
The New York attorney general said she wants public comments as part of the office's review of Centene Corp.'s $3.75 billion purchase of Fidelis Care. St. Louis-based Centene last month received approval for the deal from the New York Department of Health and the New York Department of Financial Services. The nonprofit Fidelis Care is the leading government health plan in New York, which is the country's second largest managed care state by membership. Centene originally announced the proposed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

New York attorney general seeks comment on Centene's $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care
The New York attorney general said she wants public comments as part of the office's review of Centene Corp.'s $3.75 billion purchase of Fidelis Care. Centene last month received approval for the deal from the New York Department of Health and the New York Department of Financial Services. The nonprofit Fidelis Care is the leading government health plan in New York, which is the country's second largest managed care state by membership. Cen tene originally announced the proposed acquisition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Pressler to retire as Hawaii state health director, former director named to interim post
Virginia Pressler will retire on June 1 from her post as director of the Hawaii state Department of Health, a post she ’s held since late 2014, Gov. David Ige’s office said Thursday. Ige named Bruce Anderson, who was state health director during Gov. Ben Cayetano’s administration, as interim health director. Pressler, who left a career in banking to become a physician, was an executive with Hawaii Pacific H ealth before taking the state job in December 2014. She told Ige in a letter dated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

Pressler to retire as Hawaii state health director, former director named to interim post
Virginia Pressler will retire on June 1 from her post as director of the Hawaii state Department of Health, a post she ’s held since late 2014, Gov. David Ige’s office said Thursday. Ige named Bruce Anderson, who was state health director during Gov. Ben Cayetano’s administration, as interim health director. Pressler, who left a career in banking to become a physician, was an executive with Hawaii Pacific H ealth before taking the state job in December 2014. She told Ige in a letter dated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

New system will measure and prevent medication errors
The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a system to help the NHS monitor, learn from and prevent costly medication errors. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working
Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Select Hurricane-Related Resources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/10/2018 This Web page from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) highlights resources TRACIE has developed to help stakeholders prepare for, respond to, and recover from hurricanes and flooding. It also lists TRACIE Topic Collections of resources that can be helpful in hurricane and flooding events. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Vital Signs Teleconference: Vector-Borne Diseases: The Growing Threat
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/08/2018 This 27-minute teleconference focuses on new information about the nation's growing burden of disease from mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites, and the important role that state and local departments and vector control organizations have in controlling them. These vector-borne diseases include dengue, Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, Lyme disease, and plague. Speakers also discuss the Minnesota Department of Health Vectorborne Diseases Unit, and Mosquito Control Program in New Orleans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Utah Paramedics Now Access Patient Outcome Data: A Full-Circle Success Story
Most EMS providers are familiar with the lack of closure that comes from caring for a patient on the way to the emergency department, but not finding out the patient’s outcome after care is turned over to the hospital staff. This lack of follow-up can be frustrating and may also be a missed opportunity for both EMS and hospital providers to learn from each other and their experiences. Gold Cross Ambulance, an EMS provider that has serviced Salt Lake City, Utah, for the last 50 years, has recognized this and seized the chance to improve its quality of care and create a more complete patient care record by exchanging d...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS.gov Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

Utah Paramedics Now Access Patient Outcome Data: A Full-Circle Success Story
Most EMS providers are familiar with the lack of closure that comes from caring for a patient on the way to the emergency department, but not finding out the patient’s outcome after care is turned over to the hospital staff. This lack of follow-up can be frustrating and may also be a missed opportunity for both EMS and hospital providers to learn from each other and their experiences. Gold Cross Ambulance, an EMS provider that has serviced Salt Lake City, Utah, for the last 50 years, has recognized this and seized the chance to improve its quality of care and create a more complete patient care record by exchanging d...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS.gov Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

Minister 'misinformed' over learning disability mortality report
The care minister has admitted misleading MPs over whether the Department of Health and Social Care was told a review into the deaths of people with learning disabilities was due to be published. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated: Minister 'misinformed' over learning disability mortality report
The care minister has admitted misleading MPs over whether the Department of Health and Social Care was told a review into the deaths of people with learning disabilities was due to be published. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Credible plan to sustain underfunded care sector needed this year
The Committee warns that urgent action is required to reverse care work's poor public image and boost recruitment and retention. Although the Department of Health and Social Care has committed to addressing social care issues through the health and care workforce strategy and the promised Green Paper on funding of care for older adults, the Committee is concerned that the Department sees the Green Paper as a cure all and underestimates the scale of the challenge. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAS alert: Influenza Season 2017/18: Use of Antiviral Medicines (England)
The Department of Health has issued an alert for the use of antiviral medicines.... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - May 10, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AAP-HHS (American Academy of Pediatrics-Health and Human Services) Pediatric Provider Educational Webinar
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/01/2018 These presentation slides are from a webinar hosted by the Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and held primarily in Spanish, to help pediatric medical providers locate disaster-related resources related to small business restoration, preparedness, and mental health services. Topics included Integrating Pediatric Mental Health and Primary Care, and Disaster Preparedness and Informed Response. (Presentation S...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 04/25/2018 This one-hour, 57-minute forum discusses partnerships and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and better address behavioral health in minority populations. Public health leaders, healthcare professionals, and community members discuss challenges and solutions around opioid use and behavioral health, specifically those that affect minority communities. The forum was co-hosted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Office of Behavioral Health Equity. (Video or Multimedia)...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

#HopeActLiveWI: DHS Awards Mini-Grants to Nine Local Health Departments
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that it has awarded more than $77,000 to nine local health departments for projects that promote local opioid harm prevention activities. The projects are funded through the Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These projects promote and support activities that prevent prescription and non-prescription opioid overuse, misuse, abuse, and overdose, and are part...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 9, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Triad hospitals among six to receive $1.4M state grant for opioid support
Six North Carolina hospitals and health systems, including three in the Triad, will receive a grant from the state Department of Health and Human Services to staff emergency rooms with opioid-addiction support specialists. DHHS, which is partnering with the North Carolina Healthcare Association on the project, is funding the $1.37 million grant. The hospitals and systems selected for the grants include: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem Cone Health in Greensboro Novant Health,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Risk Factors for Miscarriage
-- A woman's risk of pregnancy loss depends chiefly on four maternal factors: health conditions, age, lifestyle and specifics of pregnancy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says. The agency's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nurse accused of using her own drug needles on patients — and exposing them to hepatitis C
A Washington state emergency room nurse has resigned and her license has been suspended after  accusations that she exposed patients to hepatitis C by stealing narcotics and using her own needle to administer their medication. Officials with the State Department of Health said Monday that Cora Weberg’s nursing license has been suspended “due to alleged diversion of […]Related:She was told her perpetually runny nose was from ‘allergies.’ It was a brain-fluid leak.She collapsed on a flight to the Cleveland Clinic. A doctor from there happened to be on board.‘I saved them be...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ImageTrend Announces New Partnership with State of Tennessee
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. is proud to announce a new partnership with the state of Tennessee for their EMS data collection and trauma registry reporting. The state’s Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services selected ImageTrend through a competitive RFP process. The Volunteer State will be utilizing the company’s industry-leading Elite ePCR and Patient Registry solutions. “Tennessee Office of EMS is excited to move our EMS Run Reporting and Trauma Registry project forward with the assistance from ImageTrend,” remarked Donna Tidwell, Director of the Office of Emergency M...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

ImageTrend Announces New Partnership with State of Tennessee
LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. is proud to announce a new partnership with the state of Tennessee for their EMS data collection and trauma registry reporting. The state’s Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services selected ImageTrend through a competitive RFP process. The Volunteer State will be utilizing the company’s industry-leading Elite ePCR and Patient Registry solutions. “Tennessee Office of EMS is excited to move our EMS Run Reporting and Trauma Registry project forward with the assistance from ImageTrend,” remarked Donna Tidwell, Director of the Office of Emergency M...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ImageTrend Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Topic Collection: Mass Distribution and Dispensing of Medical Countermeasures
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 05/07/2018 This Topic Collection from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides links to federal, state, local, and tribal programs and resources; lessons learned; plans, tools, and templates; courses; and guidance that can help planners address the need to effectively distribute and administer medical countermeasures (MCMs) to a large number of persons in a short period of time, particularly through mass dispensing efforts led by public health authorities. It also provides...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Consultation on simplifying research proposals
This consultation document sets out proposals for how NHS England, the Department of Health and the Health Research Authority will implement changes to simplify NHS research proposals to manage excess treatment costs better. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic opioid expert appointed to serve on new pain management task force
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Halena Gazelka, M.D., chair, Mayo Clinic Opioid Stewardship Program, has been appointed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to serve on the newly established Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. Established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, the task force will identify inconsistencies [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - May 8, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

#FighttheBite! DHS Encourages Residents to Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites
While many Wisconsin residents are more than ready to take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy all the resources the state has to offer, the Department of Health Services (DHS) strongly encourages everyone to take care to avoid tick and mosquito bites. Both ticks and mosquitoes can transmit various illnesses.Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks, andWest Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 7, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

HHS: 340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and Manufacturer Civil Monetary Penalties Regulation
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comment by May 22, 2018 on a proposed rule to further delay theJanuary 5, 2017 final rule that sets forth the calculation of the 340B ceiling price and defining civil monetary penalties for manufacturers who knowingly charge covered entities more than the ceiling price. If implemented, provisions of the final rule would take effect July 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 7, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Children of Incarcerated Parents
There are over 2.7 million children in the United States who have a parent who is incarcerated. Children who have a parent in prison are impacted in many ways, including mental and physical health. They may face financial hardship, trauma, or social stigma. Disruption of family live may lead to additional problems and negative outcomes for children. Organizations that offer family-oriented support programs for children of incarcerated parents include Youth.gov, which was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, composed of representatives from 20 federal agencies that support programs and services focusi...
Source: Dragonfly - May 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: K-12 Source Type: news

Powerful Patients, Paperless Systems: How new technology can renew the NHS
This report proposes the Department of Health and Social Care should drive a fundamental shift in behaviour by working closely with suppliers and NHS partners to move the NHS from paper-first to digital-first. The aim should be to ensure that 100 per cent of all interactions within the health service are digitally driven by 2028; to build a flourishing ecosystem of apps and innovation within and around the NHS; and to ensure that savings from automation and innovation are ploughed back into frontline services, and that R&D and technology training see their budgets rise at least in line with NHS spending. (Source: Curre...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Select ASPR (Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Reponse) Preparedness Summit Presentations
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 03/2018 This Web page provides select presentation slides from the 2018 Preparedness Summit, where the theme was Strengthening National Health Security: Mastering Ordinary Responses, Building Resilience for Extraordinary Events. Strengthening Health Security: Visions for a Prepared and Resilient Nation was the plenary talk given by Dr. Robert Kadlec, and ASPR Priorities for Building Readiness for 21st Century Threats was a town hall presentation also given by Dr. Robert Kadlec. (Presentation Slides) (Source: Disas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

HHS: Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority; Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services to reorganize the functions and offices within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Includes current and proposed organization charts to highlight the changes. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Agency Information Collection Request. 60-Day Public Comment Request
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment and burden estimates by July 2, 2018 on the Instructions for the SF-429 Real Property Status Report, SF-429 Real Property Status Report (Cover Page), SF-429-A Real Property Status Report Attachment A (General Reporting), SF-429-B Real Property Status Report Attachment B (Request to Acquire, Improve or Furnish), and SF-429-C Real Property Status Report Attachment C (Disposition or Encumbrance Request) forms, which allow applicants to provide real property details as part of the federal grant proposal process. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment and burden estimates by July 2, 2018 on the Federal Financial Report (SF-425) and Federal Financial Report Attachment (SF-425A) forms as part of the federal grant proposal process. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news