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Dec 8, 2021
New Hampshire hospitals and their health care heroes recently received the Distinguished Industry of the Year Award from the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America for their service, sacrifice and courage throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Dec 8, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded states and territories an additional $81 million in emergency funding from the American Rescue Plan Act for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, which provides voluntary home visits to improve maternal and child health for families in high-risk communities.
Dec 8, 2021
Primary and behavioral health organizations, state and local governments and others can apply through Feb. 7 for a portion of $30 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to expand community-based drug overdose prevention programs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced.
Dec 8, 2021
Pfizer released preliminary laboratory findings on its COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, offering an early look at the two, distinct dosing regiments currently authorized in the U.S.
Dec 8, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will continue to exercise discretion in enforcing compliance with the payer-to-payer data exchange provisions of its 2020 final rule on interoperability and patient access until it finalizes future rulemaking to address implementation challenges, the agency announced. 
Dec 8, 2021
The House voted 222-212 to pass a legislative package that would extend the moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester cuts until April 1, 2022, and reduce the cuts from 2% to 1% from April 1 through June 30, 2022.
Dec 7, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks public comments until Feb. 1 to inform potential changes to the requirements for transplant programs, organ procurement organizations, and end-stage renal disease facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to improve and advance equity in organ donation and transplantation and dialysis services. 
Dec 7, 2021
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., released an Advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health, which calls for a “a whole-of-society effort to address longstanding challenges, strengthen the resilience of young people, support their families and communities, and mitigate the pandemic’s mental health impacts.”
Dec 6, 2021
Learn how hospital and health system leaders such as Brian Miller, M.D., chief medical informatics officer and vice president of the Telehealth Institute at ProMedica Health System, are using artificial intelligence and other technology to improve quality and manage population health through early identification of risk and proactive care management.
Dec 6, 2021
AHA issued a statement on the legacy of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., following his death at age 98.