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Sep 23, 2022 - Announces $104 million in funding to expand rural substance use treatment and prevention services through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). Offers an overview of 3 funded programs related to medication assisted treatment access, prevention treatment, and recovery implementation, and behavioral healthcare support.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
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
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
Sep 7, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a virtual public meeting of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) on October 19-20, 2022. 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 mental health; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; social determinants of health; and substance use.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 24, 2022 - Perspective piece describing the daily work of a harm reduction provider in a rural Alabama community. Discusses the challenges of providing services with limited resources and in compliance with state law, and the testing, needle disposal, and general services offered through harm reduction.
Source: Today
Aug 19, 2022 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on September 19-20, 2022. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the PACHA website before the meeting. Preregistration is required by September 9, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 12, 2022 - The Indian Health Service is accepting applications for a single entity to promote healthy lifestyles for American Indian and Alaska Native youth through collaboration with selected Native American Boys and Girls Club sites. Applications are due September 15, 2022.
Source: Federal Register