The Senate last night passed and sent to the president the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 1667), AHA-supported legislation that would authorize grants for programs that offer behavioral health services for front-line health care workers. Named for a doctor who led the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, the bill also would require the Department of Health and Human Services to recommend strategies to facilitate health care provider well-being and launch a campaign encouraging health care workers to seek assistance when needed. The House passed the bill last December and the president is expected to sign it into law. 

Related News Articles

Headline
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Feb. 29 held a hearing on legislative proposals to expand access to treatment for patients with rare…
Headline
The House Feb. 29 voted 320-99 to pass a continuing resolution that would extend funding through March 8 for four appropriations bills set to expire March 1…
Headline
Bipartisan, bicameral leaders of the House and Senate and their Appropriations Committees Feb. 28 announced an agreement to extend funding through March 8 for…
Perspective
Two presidents that America honors with a federal holiday on Monday shared a number of memorable traits. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were blessed…
Headline
AHA Feb. 15 reiterated its support for the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing Act, recently reintroduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. Lauren…
Headline
Two guests discuss a care network launched by Indiana University Health to spark social connection and community in light of the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2023…