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Sep 20, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $45 million, through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), to support existing multidisciplinary Long COVID clinics in the U.S. Seeks to expand access to care for populations disproportionally impacted by Long COVID, including underserved, rural, vulnerable, and minority populations.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 11, 2023 - Call for approximately 15 experts to participate in developing the Blueprint for National Prevention Infrastructure for Behavioral Health Disorders. Goals include identifying funding needs, identifying gaps in research, and developing policy recommendations at the state and federal level. Nominations are due September 20th.
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Sep 8, 2023 - Homes in a rural Alaskan village are receiving indoor plumbing for the first time. Notes that residents of the village have higher rates of a variety of illnesses. Describes the infrastructure building by the community required to provide indoor plumbing.
Source: ABC News
Sep 6, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 18-19, 2023. The CPSTF is charged with identifying community preventive programs, services, and policies that increase healthy longevity and improve quality of life while saving money. Agenda items include deliberation on systematic reviews of the literature on cancer, preparedness and response, social determinants of health, and substance use.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 5, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on a proposed information collection titled "Public Health/Public Safety Strategies to Reduce Drug Overdose Data Collection." This data collection collects information on overdose prevention efforts that involve public health and public safety sectors or address justice-involved populations at increased risk of overdose. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 1, 2023 - Describes a partnership between a Tennessee food pantry and a health center to provide both nutritious food and healthcare to rural residents in a food desert.
Source: Public News Service
Aug 24, 2023 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a hybrid public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on September 20, 2023. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the PACHA website prior to the meeting. Preregistration is encouraged by September 13, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 24, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is seeking nominations for membership on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective prevention and care of HIV infection and AIDS. Nominations are due by January 5, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 24, 2023 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking applications from qualified individuals or organizations to be considered for non-voting representative positions on the Maternal Mental Health Task Force subcommittee of the Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS). ACWS advises the Associate Administrator for Women's Services (AAWS) on appropriate activities to be undertaken by SAMHSA with respect to women's substance use and mental health services. The Maternal Mental Health Task Force subcommittee will focus on maternal mental health and substance use including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, equity, and community-based interventions. Applications are due by September 22, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 22, 2023 - A Colorado U.S. Representative is proposing bipartisan legislation to fund a mental health hotline for workers and families in agriculture. Discusses the increased rates of suicide in agriculture when compared with the general population.
Source: Greeley Tribune