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Sep 23, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking comments on the revision of an information collection related to the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis Prevention (NCHHSTP) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN). NPIN serves as a reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 23, 2022 - Announces over $5 million in awards to 11 HRSA-funded community health centers to support cancer screening and early detection. Describes the scope and requirements of the awards and provides a list of funded centers.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 22, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on an information collection request regarding the HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) HIV Quality Measures (HIVQM) Module. The HIVQM Module supports recipients and sub-recipients in their clinical quality management programs, performance measurement, service delivery, and monitoring of client health outcomes and quality HIV services. Comments are due by October 24, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 22, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC) will hold a virtual public meeting on November 1-3, 2022. Agenda items include discussions related to HIV and the workforce, including non-traditional partnerships to address people with HIV who are out of care, AIDS Education and Training Center program, integrating innovative programs to address HIV workforce challenges into the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, and how to use community health workers and disease intervention specialists more effectively in HIV and STD prevention, care, and treatment. Registration is required by October 28, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 22, 2022 - Reports rural and urban COVID-19 infection and mortality rates for the week of September 13-19, noting a 26.3% increase in rural deaths at 625. Offers county-level data and charts of rural and metro infection and death rates over time.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Sep 21, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on a revision of an information collection request titled "COVID-10 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Activities." The revisions include adding the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural reporting requirements and allowing for data collection beyond the current January 31, 2023, expiration date. The information obtained will be used to determine program compliance and evaluation and report on how funds were used. Comments are due by October 21, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 20, 2022 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health making corrections to the September 14, 2022, notice announcing a meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC). The meeting will be held on September 22-23, 2022. Agenda items include presentations on COVID-19, monkeypox, influenza, and polio vaccination, as well as vaccine safety, innovation, and gaps in rural vaccination coverage. The confirmed meeting time and agenda will be posted on the NVAC website. Pre-registration for the meeting is required.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 19, 2022 - Profile of a rural doctor in West Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic who experienced a stress-related heart condition that forced her to change her engagement with patients and her community. Describes the dynamics of rural healthcare that contribute to burnout among providers, including vaccine hesitancy and distrust of science, chronic disease, food access, and other health-related disparities in rural West Virginia. (May require a subscription to view the full article.)
Source: New York Times
Sep 19, 2022 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) announcing a demonstration authorizing the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to expand the DoD and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hearing Aid Program (HAP) to a limited segment of the private sector care network of the TRICARE Managed Care Support Contractors (MCSCs). The intent is to replicate, to the fullest extent possible, the VA's Community Care Network model for delivery of prescribed hearing aids and associated devices to Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members (ADSMs) receiving care through the Supplemental Health Care Program (SHCP), and to qualifying Prime Active-Duty Family Members (ADFMs) diagnosed with profound hearing loss. The demonstration has an effective and implementation date of January 1, 2023, and will be in effect for two years.
Source: Federal Register
HHS: Hypertension Summit Federal Register
Sep 19, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) is hosting a virtual Hypertension Summit on October 19, 2022. The Hypertension Summit will facilitate the exchange of information and seek input from patients who have benefited from innovative approaches to treating hypertension; subject matter experts; Phase 1 awardees of the HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition; and members of OWH's Self-Measured Blood Pressure Program (SMBP). The agenda will have several panels and presentations focusing on the innovations and evidence to bridge practice gaps in the field of hypertension treatment and prevention, which may include innovations and evidence to bridge practice gaps in the field of hypertension, self-measured blood pressure, telehealth, technology, health equity, and more. Registration is required.
Source: Federal Register