Posts tagged "Kathleen Sebelius"
Sebelius: Get health coverage by March 31 deadline

Sebelius: Get health coverage by March 31 deadline

“If you or someone you care about does not have health care, it’s not too late to sign up for quality affordable coverage — but you’ll want to act today.”
Americans, health leaders react to CVS tobacco announcement

Americans, health leaders react to CVS tobacco announcement

With its move to end sales of tobacco products in its 7,600 stores by Oct. 1, CVS Caremark sent shock waves through the nation.
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day, hosted by AIDS.gov to address one simple fact: More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, yet one in five is unaware of it.
Public health, universal health care on agenda at World Health Assembly

Public health, universal health care on agenda at World Health Assembly

The future of global health is under investigation this week at the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, including issues such as controlling noncommunicable diseases and advancing toward universal health coverage.
Public health took Twitter by storm

Public health took Twitter by storm

Social media and public health gurus were in force yesterday for APHA’s third annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat, via the hashtag #NPHWchat.
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.

National suicide prevention strategy launched

A national strategy to reduce the number of deaths by suicide -- the 10th leading cause of death -- was announced today by federal health, military and business leaders.

Women gain preventive health benefits today under health reform law

Women gain free access to a range of preventive health services, including contraceptives, screenings and well-woman visits, thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act that take effect today.

Health reform moves forward, yet hurdles remain for ACA

If you were expecting certainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act now that the Supreme Court has upheld the measure, think again. Experts speaking this week during a webinar hosted by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services said health reform is moving forward, but much work remains.

Health reform repeal vote expected today

Not even two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, widely considered a major public health victory, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up a measure today to repeal the law in its entirety.

Equality index shows health care progress for LGBT patients

As Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said Tuesday, “One’s sexual orientation or gender identity should never affect the medical attention they receive.” The campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index 2012 showed that the sentiment is a realistic goal, revealing groundbreaking progress in health coverage for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.