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May 21, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services will work this year with the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and private sector stakeholders to develop a governance structure to improve and align federal health care quality programs while reducing administrative burden, according to a National Health Quality Roadmap released by HHS.
May 21, 2020
The AHA urged leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to support a number of issues important to hospitals and health systems as they consider funding for health care programs for fiscal year 2021.
May 21, 2020
Individuals and businesses can make a financial gift to Give a Mask, which donates high-quality, non-medical grade facemasks to hospitals and other community-based organizations through a partnership with the AHA’s 100 Million Mask Challenge.
May 21, 2020
An annual report into death by several factors tied to mental health and wellbeing — otherwise referred to as “deaths of despair” — topped 150,000 in 2018.
May 21, 2020
The CDC issued revised guidance for pediatric clinicians on caring for newborns with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or known COVID-19 exposure, including birth to a mother with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
May 21, 2020
A collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services and AstraZeneca is projected to make available 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the first of which could be available as early as October, HHS said.
May 20, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, Joy Lewis, AHA vice president of strategic policy planning, and Cathy Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert Health in Milwaukee and chair of AHA’s Changing Workforce Task Force, discuss the group’s efforts to advance thought leadership on workforce issues.
May 20, 2020
The Health and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, a public-private partnership, released a crisis response guide to help health care providers respond to a critical incident.
May 20, 2020
Marking Mental Health Awareness Month, Robyn Begley, CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, writes that health care workers already faced burnout, addiction and suicide before COVID-19, and it’s important to tackle these issues now.
May 20, 2020
To facilitate tracheal intubation and provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of succinylcholine chloride injection USP 200 mg/10 mL.