Blog: Ten years of the Equality Act and still fighting
This October is the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act in Great Britain, and COVID-19 has shown why it is still so needed. As a UNISON activist in a voluntary sector branch, I rely on the Equality Act when representing members – including disabled members discriminated against and facing dismissal because of sickness levels, lack of disability leave or reasonable adjustments. I have also used it to prevent discrimination happening in the first place, working with employers to introduce accessibility passports for disabled workers. The Equality Act was a fantastic achievement. Years of trade union campaigning and a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 30, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 equalities equality act Source Type: news

Covid-hit Merseyside economy 'may collapse without funding'
Local leaders say financial support needed when new restrictions are imposedThe Merseyside economy may collapse and leave a legacy of poverty “for generations to come” without urgent financial support tied to new coronavirus restrictions, according to the region’s political leaders.Steve Rotheram, the metro mayor of the Liverpool city region, and six civic leaders, said Merseyside ’s public finances were “at breaking point” and needed a “comprehensive package of financial support” from the Treasury when new lockdown measures are imposed.Additional restrictions are expected to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday North of England correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Liverpool Infectious diseases Microbiology UK news Science Source Type: news

Ultromics, Mayo Clinic partner again in echo AI
U.K. software developer Ultromics will be collaborating with the Mayo Clinic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Laurel Bridge, Ultromics announce partnership Ultromics raises $10M in financing Ultromics partners with Mayo Clinic Ultromics gets FDA clearance for AI for echo Funding for imaging AI companies tops $1.2B (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Taking UNISON ’s demands to the Treasury
Dave Prentis stopped by Rishi Sunak’s office today to present UNISON’s demands for investment in public services. The government announced last week that the autumn budget is cancelled, but the union is making it clear that the money needs to be in place to fund pay rises for our members who have kept the country going through the pandemic, and to protect the jobs and services that our communities rely upon. The general secretary said: “This is so important I wanted to deliver it to the Treasury in person. “I have asked Rishi Sunak for a meeting so that I can explain why it’s so important that...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News #OneTeam2K Covid-19 dave prentis spending review Source Type: news

Level or not? Comparing general practice in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation in England, Health Foundation
Key points from this briefing include; less funding per needs-adjusted patient; lower supply of doctors more single-handed practices; less availability of GP appointments and lower QOF outcomes in deprived areas vs less more affluent areas. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Reset: A new direction for health and care, NHS Confederation
This report identifies five factors it believes will help to fundamentally reset the way health and care is planned, commissioned and delivered: honesty and realism; extra funding; a lighter, leaner culture; integrating health and care; and tackling health inequalities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raccoon.World closes €900k seed funding for digital physiotherapy platform
The funding will go towards expanding their existing markets and for future scaling within Europe and Asia. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Boris Johnson announces 'radical' plan to boost vocational training
PM says young people need new skills to compete as Covid-19 has accelerated changes in economyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has promised to end the “pointless, nonsensical gulf” between university and vocational education, in what he called a “radical” shakeup of funding for post-18 education.Giving an upbeat speech at Exeter college, Johnson said the Covid-19 pandemic had “massively accelerated” changes in the economy that were already under way, such as theshift to online shopping.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart Tags: Vocational education Boris Johnson Politics UK news Coronavirus outbreak Conservatives Further education Universities Higher education Science Source Type: news

Africa: 120 Million Rapid Covid-19 Tests to be Available to Low - and Middle-Income Countries
[WHO] A full access package includes WHO policy guidance on the use of antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests, manufacturer volume guarantees for low and middle-income countries, catalytic funding to assist governments to deploy the tests and an initial US$50 million procurement fund Several rapid, point-of-care antigen tests are being assessed by WHO for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) Agreements between the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and test manufacturers Abbott and SD Biosensor make available innovative (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS Reset: a new direction for health and care
This report identifies five factors it believes will help to fundamentally reset the way health and care is planned, commissioned and delivered: honesty and realism: extra funding; a lighter, leaner culture; integrating health and care; and tackling health inequalities.ReportPress releaseNHS Reset  (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - September 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Changing configuration of health services Source Type: news

Developer of Temp Pal smart thermometer scores additional $2.4M in Pre-Series A round
This brings their total Pre-Series A round funding amount to $3.4 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Costco protecting BLM terrorists from criticism, removing vendors who speak up about BLM's domestic terror
(Natural News) Corporations are not only funding the Black Lives Matter terror that is happening nightly on American streets, but they are also threatening their own business partners and vendors if they do not go along and worship BLM’s bloody crusade. Costco is pulling the Palmetto Cheese brand from at least 120 of their stores... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

D.C. mental health startup tackles fundraising to keep up with Covid-fueled demand
A mental health startup that launched on the eve of the coronavirus pandemic is changing its business model, hiring up, breaking into new markets and raising fresh funding to meet demand. Rose, whose patient engagement platform seeks to identify mental health symptoms, is now raising a $1.5 million seed round with about $800,000 committed so far. For the D.C.-based business, which also has an office in Baltimore, the capital will give about 12 to 15 months of runway — and fuel tw o main objectives:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Congress to Pass Stopgap Measure to Avoid Shutdown
With negotiations over COVID-19 pandemic relief stalled, lawmakers are looking to pass a stopgap funding bill to keep the government operational in the new fiscal year which starts on October 1. A stopgap funding measure is required because the House and Senate have not yet agreed on and passed appropriations bills to fund the government in fiscal year 2021. After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reached an agreement to pursue a clean short-term spending bill earlier this month, the House passed a bipartisan continuing resolution on September 22 extending federal funding through Dece...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NASEM: Biological Collections Need National Strategy, Increased Investment
According to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), biological collections - living and natural history specimens, biological materials, and data in museums, stock centers, research centers, and universities - are in need of long-term financial sustainability, digitization, recruitment and support of a diverse workforce, and infrastructure upgrades. The report, Biological Collections: Ensuring Critical Research and Education for the 21st Century, which was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), argues that biological collections are an “invaluable, and ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Researchers at SUNY Poly and Wadsworth Center in Albany develop rapid test for Covid-19 antibodies
The research — a collaboration between SUNY Poly in Albany, the state health department and a Connecticut company — was supported by a SUNY seed funding program aimed at Covid projects. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Dahlmann Source Type: news

BioShin, Biohaven's Asia-Pacific Subsidiary, Raises $60M in Series A Funding to Advance Neuroscience Pipeline in Asia-Pacific Region
Initiating NURTEC ODT Phase 3 study for acute migraine in China and Korea, and China registrational study of troriluzole in Spinocerebellar Ataxia in 4Q20 Named Donnie McGrath as BioShin President and Executive Chairman, and Karl Lintel as BioShin Chief... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel, Venture Capital Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company, BioShin , NURTEC ODT (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

City of St. Louis to receive $2.5M in federal funds to fight lead paint hazards
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $2.52 million to the city of St. Louis for use in programs to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. The funding, announced Sept. 25, was included in the more than $163 million awarded to 44 state and local government agencies in 23 states. The grant made to the city of St. Louis is from HUD's Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LBPHR) Grant Program. The city will use the funding to address lead… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

FoodLAND: Food and local, agricultural and nutritional diversity
(Universit à di Bologna) With funding of 7 million euros, African and European partners are leading an international research project to boost the nutrition performance of local food systems in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Education Department investigates Princeton, threatens to end federal funding if proof of discrimination found
(Natural News) The Department of Education has commenced an investigation of Princeton University in New Jersey after its president Christopher Eisgruber published an open letter on Sept. 2, acknowledging the presence of “systemic racism” in the institution. The department opened the investigation on the grounds that the university violated anti-discrimination laws it was supposed to follow so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New bill would defund schools that force girls to compete against boys
(Natural News) Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia announced legislation Tuesday to target the federal funding of any school that forces female athletes to compete against gender-confused males. (Article by Calvin Freiburger republished from LifeSiteNews.com) The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act would formally identify male participation in female-specific athletic programs as a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuberculosis And Covid-19: Fighting A Deadly Syndemic
Together, Covid-19 and TB pose a deadly, dual threat - a syndemic that feeds on social inequities and poverty. Tremendous catch-up work, advocacy, and funding will be needed, to get back on track, even as the pandemic is pushing the world into the deepest recession since the second World War. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madhukar Pai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

UK risks losing contract for new climate research centre because of Brexit
Proposed centre with up to 250 jobs is linked to EU Copernicus satellite programmeThe UK is at risk of losing the contract for the expansion of a flagship European weather research centre based in Reading because of Brexit.The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) has been based in Berkshire for the last 45 years but its future EU-funded activities are now the subject of an international battle.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent Tags: Brexit Meteorology Climate change Science funding crisis Satellites Air pollution UK weather European Union Foreign policy Politics UK news World news Environment Source Type: news

3 weeks after province ends funding for injection site, unsanctioned space opens in Lethbridge
At sunset on Friday, a group of community volunteers and health-care professionals opened an unauthorized space in Lethbridge, Alta., in a tent for people with addictions to consume drugs. The provincial government calls the site illegal and says it expects police to take action. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

ONC awards $2.7M in new funding for interoperability innovation initiatives
Chesapeake Regional Information System, MedStar Health Research Institute and other LEAP in Health IT awardees will launch new projects focused on use of FHIR and other exchange specs across a variety of use cases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane ’s statement to the 58th PAHO Directing Council
Cochrane has submitted a statement to the58th Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Directing Council.PAHO, an international public health agency focused on the Americas, serves as a regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO). The PAHO Directing Council is a key meeting that brings together  ministers of health, policymakers, technical staff and other stakeholders to decide on the health priorities for collective action in the region. Representatives ofCochrane Canada, theCochrane Iberoamerican Network and theCochrane US Network are attending the meeting, which is taking place virtually on 28 and 2...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Symbiosis runs doctors ’ practices for them. Now it’s expanding — with new funding, software and space.
The medical coworking business launched in 2017 and has since gained traction in the marketplace. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Government rejects major NHSPS overhaul - but changes 'could ease GP service charge disputes'
A government review has rejected calls for a major overhaul of an NHS Property Services funding model that has left GP practices facing millions of pounds in service charges - but GP leaders say proposals outlined in the review could ease the long-running premises dispute. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 25, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Premises Source Type: news

Branch resources review restarts, with pledge to stay on schedule
The UNISON branch resources review has restarted after a five-month pause for COVID-19. “It’s good to be back” said UNISON President Josie Bird (pictured), who chairs the review group. Set up by the 2019 national delegate conference, the 24 lay members who make up the working party have committed to sticking with the timetable and getting a motion and report to conference in 2021. Ms Bird added: “It will be tough to regain lost time, but we are committed”. So far, 357 branches have taken part in the review, with plans for 17 to be approached for in-depth interviews. Branches have told the revi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News branch resources review branches Josie Bird Source Type: news

University of Minnesota receives seed funding for clinical study of metformin to treat, prevent COVID-19
(University of Minnesota Medical School) University of Minnesota Medical School researchers received funding from the Parsemus Foundation to initiate research on the widely-used diabetes medication, metformin, available globally as an inexpensive generic drug for prevention and treatment for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The German Research Foundation approves new interdisciplinary research unit
(University of Freiburg) Investigating nonequilibrium phenomena in complex systems and creating new computational models for them is the goal of the new research unit " Reducing complexity of nonequilibrium systems " with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Stock from the Institute of Physics at the University of Freiburg as spokesperson. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the group with a total of 3,2 million euros over the next four years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UTIA to lead regional effort to battle farmer, rancher stress
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) The USDA is creating the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) by funding four regional projects intended to improve behavioral health by providing stress management assistance for people in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations as well as assistance for their families. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has been chosen to coordinate the effort in the South. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump pledges to send $200 drug discount cards to Medicare recipients weeks before election; funding source unclear
The White House says the nearly $7 billion initiative could be funded with savings from a program yet to receive regulatory approval. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Japanese American museum, East West Players to receive part of $156-million fund
JANM and EWP are among 20 BIPOC arts organizations receiving "game changer" pandemic funding from a Ford Foundation-led program. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Makeda Easter Source Type: news

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities
Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » NIMH Support for Clinical Trials Research
This effort aims to continue the manner in which NIMH solicits and conducts clinical trials research, emphasizing the experimental therapeutic approach to the treatment and prevention of mental illnesses across the lifespan. NIMH ’ s series of clinical trials Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) covers the intervention development pipeline, from first-in-human, early testing of new interventions, confirmatory efficacy trials, to effectiveness trials. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Identification of Positive Valence System Related Targets for Novel Suicide Prevention Approaches
The primary objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance translational research to better understand risk and resilience for suicide in the context of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework and the Positive Valence Systems (PVS) domain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the Dangers of Politicizing the Coronavirus Pandemic
When a contagious, deadly pandemic sweeps around the globe, people look to the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance. It’s not easy to be the person in charge under those circumstances, but as director-general of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has led the way. Tedros, as he likes to be called, is one of the TIME100 honorees for 2020. During a TIME100 Talks interview with Senior Correspondent Alice Park, he discussed the WHO’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the dangers of politicizing a virus that knows no boundaries. March 11, 2020—the day the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

University staff speak out about COVID-19 fears
A UNISON survey published this week shows how university staff including cleaners, security guards and administrative workers are feeling increasingly anxious about work, now that universities have reopened. Rebecca Hawkins* is a technical demonstrator in the art and design department of a university. She said: “I don’t feel safe at all. Every day presents a new challenge that nobody knows how to handle. I just feel like we’re all making it up as we go along, with sketchy guidelines that seem open to interpretation. “We had an email from the dean the other day saying that someone in our group had te...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 24, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article coronavirus higher education Covid-19 universities university Source Type: news

Government must safeguard thousands of university jobs, say education unions   
The job retention scheme should be extended – or another wage support scheme put in its place – to support thousands of university staff, such as catering and security workers who face redundancy, education unions say today (Thursday). In a joint letter to higher education minister Michelle Donelan, UNISON, GMB, Unite, the University and College Union (UCU), and the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) also warn problems with the test and trace system pose real risks to the health of staff, students and local communities. Ahead of the Chancellor’s expected announcement on further measures to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release furlough ruth levin university Source Type: news

UK cancer research could see £ 167 million drop in funding as a result of charity income loss
(National Cancer Research Institute) Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, cancer research charities are predicting their spending on research could drop by 46%, equating to £ 167m. Charities play a vital role in UK cancer research. Data collected by the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) shows that in the year 2018/19, charities accounted for over 50% of publicly funded cancer research, a total of £ 362m. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother ’s intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment
During pregnancy in mice, the billions of bacteria and other microbes that live in a mother ’s intestines regulate key metabolites, small molecules that are important for healthy fetal brain development,UCLA biologists report Sept. 23 in the journal Nature.While the maternal gut microbiota has been associated with abnormalities in the brain function and behavior of offspring — often in response to factors like infection, a high-fat diet or stress during pregnancy — scientists had not known until now whether it influenced brain development during critical prenatal periods and in the absence of such environ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Survey reveals staff fears ahead of universities reopening
University staff including cleaners, security guards and administrative workers are facing a perfect storm of pressures that are leaving them out of pocket, and feeling increasingly anxious, a UNISON survey published today (Wednesday) has found. More than 4,000 employees completed the union’s annual higher education survey, which exposed concerns about pay, working hours and the threat from Covid-19. Three in five staff (60%) expressed anxiety about the return to campuses at the end of the month. Fears about social distancing (83%), a lack of personal protective equipment (45%) and the threat...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Covid-19 Jon Richards university Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ’ s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Coronavirus Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

The museum closed first. As in many states, New Mexico's small towns bear the brunt of the pandemic
As the federal government is cutting funding to states, municipalities like Lordsburg, N.M., are struggling with unemployment and a devastated tax base. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kurtis Lee Source Type: news

Raise a toast to public track and trace
As the country faces new restrictions because of COVID-19, campaign group We Own It is urging people to help reinforce the message to MPs that we need a proper, public test and trace system, instead of the ‘privatised shambles that the government seems intent on’. The group – which campaigns for public services to be run for people, not profit – wants you to invite your MP to a quick online meeting this Friday, 25 September, where they can join you in raising a toast to the NHS and public health teams, showing support for public test and trace. After last week’s announcement by Prime Minister ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 23, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 privatisation We Own It Source Type: news

Administration Announces $200 Million from CDC to Jurisdictions for COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $200 million to 64 jurisdictions for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness. Funding is provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) to support states in distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS Announces New Federal Funding for 33 States to Support Transitioning Individuals from Nursing Homes to the Community
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of $165 million in supplemental funding to states operating Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration programs. Each state is eligible for up to $5 million to accelerate long-term care system transformation design and implementation and to expand home and community-based care services capacity. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 23, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Improving patients' recovery from COVID-19 -- £ 275,000 award to test device monitoring breathing exercises
(Swansea University) Researchers exploring a new method to help people recover from COVID-19, using breathing exercises and a hand-held device, have received funding of £ 275,000 to help them test it, with the support of volunteers who have had COVID. The work could benefit patients and ease the strain on health services like the UK's NHS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news