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White House to invest $7.4B to hire, train public health workers

May 14, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use $7.4 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act to recruit and hire public health workers to respond to the pandemic and prepare for future public health challenges, the White House announced.
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CDC to award planning grants to address social determinants of health

May 11, 2021
State and local governments can apply through July 6 for grants of up to $125,000 each to develop multi-sector plans to address social determinants of health to improve chronic disease outcomes in populations experiencing health disparities and inequities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.
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AHA comments on ONC efforts to standardize social determinants of health data in EHRs

May 11, 2021
The AHA supports adding data classes and elements to future versions of the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability to capture standardized data on social determinants of health, but suggests prioritizing technical infrastructure development, incorporating lessons learned and continuing investments in real-world testing, the association told the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 
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AHA podcast: Using data to address health inequities

May 6, 2021
Providence, Henry Ford Health System and Northwell Health joined with other health care providers to form Truveta, a platform that de-identifies data and uses artificial intelligence to mine datasets, providing new insights into the unique needs of their patient populations.
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Chair File: Creating a Culture of Health for All

May 3, 2021
The factors that influence health are present in all aspects of our lives — in our own homes, in our communities and in society as a whole. In theory, this gives each of us the opportunity to improve and maintain our health, with support from hospitals and other providers, community-based organizations, businesses and government agencies. 
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CDC reports 42% HIV rate in transgender women surveyed in 7 cities

Apr 19, 2021
Four in 10 transgender women surveyed in seven U.S. cities in 2019-2020 were HIV positive, including nearly two-thirds of African American/Black and one-third of Hispanic/Latina respondents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
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Social Determinants Accelerator Act reintroduced in House

Apr 14, 2021
Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Tom Cole, R-Okla., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., reintroduced the Social Determinants Accelerator Act, AHA-supported legislation that would provide planning grants and technical assistance to help states and communities address the social determinants of health for high-need Medicaid patients.
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AHA offers coping resources for Stress Awareness Month

Apr 14, 2021
As hospital and health system clinicians and staff continue to take on the COVID-19 pandemic, they are experiencing stress and anxiety at a new level. To mark Stress Awareness Month, the AHA reminds those in the health care workforce of the many resources available during this tumultuous time.
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Blog: Health system stresses importance of worker well-being

Apr 13, 2021
Hackensack Meridian Health’s clinical experts have learned a wide variety of important lessons and strategies for managing COVID-19’s toll on mental health, write three of the health system’s leaders.
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Blog: Health System Stresses Importance of Worker Well-being

Apr 12, 2021
Hackensack Meridian Health’s clinical experts have learned a wide variety of important lessons and strategies for managing COVID-19’s toll on mental health, write three of the health system’s leaders. Read more about the steps Hackensack took to improve the mental health of its workforce and how you can reproduce them yourself.