Posts tagged "HHS"

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.
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.