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Mar 2, 2023 - The Veterans Administration (VA) announced the availability of grants to community-based organizations that offer suicide prevention services for veterans and their families. This includes conducting veteran mental health screenings, providing case management and peer support services, delivering emergency clinical services, reaching out to veterans at risk of suicide, and more.
Source: VA News
Feb 22, 2023 - Describes changes that are scheduled to occur in policies related to COVID-19 testing and treatment, emergency use authorization for medical countermeasures, liability immunity, Medicaid eligibility and disaster relief, nursing homes, SNAP benefits, student loan repayment, telehealth, and more.
Source: National Conference of State Legislatures
Feb 17, 2023 - Montana governor Gov. Greg Gianforte announced a $2.1 million grant to the Rural Behavioral Health Institute to provide free optional mental health and substance abuse screenings for all schools statewide and same-day care for students flagged as being at high risk for suicide. The money will come from the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Grant program, funded by federal COVID relief aid.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Feb 2, 2023 - Announces new actions that will build on the work done in the first year of the reignited Cancer Moonshot, drawing us closer to ending cancer as we know it today. Priority areas include closing the screening gap, understanding and addressing environmental exposure, decreasing the impact of preventable cancers, bringing cutting-edge research through the pipeline to patients and communities, and supporting patients and caregivers.
Source: The White House
Jan 28, 2023 - The Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) does community outreach events around the state, including free health screenings at the National Western Stock Show. Students from Colorado medical schools serve as facilitators at the show, with licensed clinicians available on-site to oversee them. Colorado AHEC has partnered with the stock show for more than 15 years, and the team screens between 1,000 and 1,800 people at the annual event.
Source: The Denver Post