Posts tagged "HHS"

Nov. 14 news: HHS Secretary pick, blood pressure guidelines, hepatitis C in San Francisco, soda consumption down

Check out today's public health news for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

Public health watching Senate and House HHS appropriations bills

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the contents of its bill to fund the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in fiscal year 2018.
House Labor-HHS funding measure ‘falls far short,’ says APHA

House Labor-HHS funding measure ‘falls far short,’ says APHA

Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
APHA: 2017 Labor-HHS bill has positives but cuts vital funding

APHA: 2017 Labor-HHS bill has positives but cuts vital funding

APHA called the fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday a necessary step forward in the process, but bemoaned more cuts to federal public health agencies.
Q&A with Karen DeSalvo: Transforming and sustaining public health

Q&A with Karen DeSalvo: Transforming and sustaining public health

In a conversation with Public Health Newswire, HHS Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo shared how health is not merely the goal, but an "enabler" of nationwide quality-of-life improvements.
The Nation's Health: Q&A with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell

The Nation’s Health: Q&A with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell

As secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell has the health of the nation in her hands.
HHS: New resource for people with multiple chronic conditions

HHS: New resource for people with multiple chronic conditions

More than one in four Americans have multiple chronic conditions. Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released material specifically for them — and the people who care for them.

May 7 news: DeSalvo nominated for HHS post, paid sick leave, chlamydia outbreak

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, May 7, 2015.
Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Wakefield named acting deputy secretary at HHS

Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been named acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She becomes second in command at the agency.
11.4 million Americans sign up for health coverage through ACA Marketplace

11.4 million Americans sign up for health coverage through ACA Marketplace

The Affordable Care Act is working “a little better than anticipated,” as U.S. President Barack Obama announced this week, for 11.4 million reasons.
HHS' Janet Wright: 'Prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017'

HHS’ Janet Wright: ‘Prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017’

Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. It’s a staggering number, but one that our nation’s health leaders have turned into hope.
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.