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Jul 12, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT). The Committee is charged with advising CDC and HRSA on objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STD prevention and treatment efforts. Nominations are due by August 31, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 12, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will hold a virtual public meeting on July 30, 2021, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The purpose of this meeting is to consider interim recommendations addressing future pandemic preparedness, mitigation, and resilience needed to ensure equitable response and recovery in communities of color and other underserved populations. The confirmed time and agenda will be published on the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force website.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 8, 2021 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on August 3-4, 2021. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the PACHA website one week before the meeting. Preregistration is required by July 26, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 7, 2021 - The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is seeking comments on whether and to what extent its policy development process, drug budget review and certification processes, and Grant Administration Programs perpetuate systemic barriers to opportunities for underserved communities and individuals from those communities. ONDCP is also seeking comments on how its future proposed policies, budgets, regulations, grants, or programs might be more effective in advancing equity. Comments are due by August 6, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 7, 2021 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services extending the February 1, 2021, notice to prevent hoarding of health and medical resources necessary to respond to COVID-19 pandemic. Also removes several materials from the list of scarce or threatened materials. This action is effective July 1, 2021, and terminates November 15, 2021. Comments are due by August 6, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 2, 2021 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will hold a virtual tribal consultation session on August 5, 2021, from 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. This consultation session will provide opportunities for elected American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal officials to speak openly about the public health issues affecting their tribal nations.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 2, 2021 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking comments on a new information collection project titled "Teen and Parents Surveys of Health (TAPS)." This project will inform the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health's (DASH) key school-based programmatic strategies of improving family- and school-level protective factors, bolstering health education, and increasing adolescent access to quality health services. Comments are due by August 31, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 2, 2021 - As drought conditions worsen, farmers and ranchers in Colorado experience increased mental health issues and suicides. Describes the need for more mental healthcare and suicide prevention resources in rural and farming communities.
Source: NPR
Jul 1, 2021 - Summarizes a study that reported the rural-urban disparity in age-adjusted mortality rates grew substantially from 1999 to 2019. Identifies factors impacting this disparity and other challenges to healthcare access rural residents face, especially minority groups, that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes discussion on potential solutions to improve care.
Source: American Journal of Managed Care
Jun 28, 2021 - The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking comment on a proposed information collection regarding the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's (ODPHP) formative and usability research. The information collected will be used to improve communication, products, and services that support key office activities including Healthy People; Dietary Guidelines for Americans; Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans; the Move Your Way Campaign; and the President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. Comments are due by August 27, 2021.
Source: Federal Register