Posts tagged "HHS"
DeSalvo begins appointment as new HHS health IT coordinator

DeSalvo begins appointment as new HHS health IT coordinator

Today, Karen DeSalvo — a former APHA member — begins her term as national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
HHS’s Howard Koh explains Health Insurance Marketplace

HHS’s Howard Koh explains Health Insurance Marketplace

To explain the Health Insurance Marketplace, APHA chatted with Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

States discuss future collaborations in Health Insurance Marketplace

Collaboration is a hallmark as states prepare for the Oct. 1 launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Photo courtesy HHS
Health Insurance Marketplace previewed for all Americans

Health Insurance Marketplace previewed for all Americans

The Health Insurance Marketplace has arrived, sort of.

Budget would pose challenges for public health programs: Health agencies tightening their belts

President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget for public health falls short in many areas — including reductions to prevention grants — but advances others.
Bill calls on HHS to encourage development of new antibiotics

Bill calls on HHS to encourage development of new antibiotics

As bacteria grow increasingly resistant to antibiotics, scientists have warned that the federal government must take steps to keep people safe. On June 6, Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, introduced a bill to encourage antibiotic research.
HHS awards $50,000 for preventive mobile app

HHS awards $50,000 for preventive mobile app

This week featured a big victory for public health and prevention — literally.

HHS’ minority health office sets new health standards

Does the nation’s health system discriminate by cultural background, or take diversity into consideration? On Wednesday, a panel of speakers announced a blueprint — formed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — to address these questions.
Healthy People 2020 talks violence among children, workplaces

Healthy People 2020 talks violence among children, workplaces

Violence and injuries were responsible for 181,000 deaths in 2010, roughly one every three minutes. Healthy People 2020, a federally-funded set of health-promotion and disease-prevention goals, aims to find the roots of this problem — and fix them.
Sebelius, HHS celebrate National Public Health Week

Sebelius, HHS celebrate National Public Health Week

The Affordable Care Act and National Public Health Week 2013’s theme — “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money” — go hand-in-hand, says Kathleen Sebelius.
HHS recognizes health innovations that come from within

HHS recognizes health innovations that come from within

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that great ideas can come from anywhere. With HHSinnovates, the agency is rewarding its own employees for shaping the future of health.
HHS awards states $300 million for ACA proposals

HHS awards states $300 million for ACA proposals

Health insurance options for every U.S. citizen take effect Jan. 1, 2014, under Affordable Care Act provisions. To prepare, many states governments are revamping their health care delivery systems in advance.