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Feb 6, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the information collection project titled " Surveillance of Persons with Early and Late HIV Diagnosis (SHIELD)." This project will collect information from people recently diagnosed with HIV at early or late diagnosis to understand barriers to HIV prevention and testing services contributing to transmission. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
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
Feb 1, 2023 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking comments on revisions to the information collection titled "ASPA COVID-19 Public Education Campaign Market Research," which includes five components: 1) COVID-19 Current Events Tracker (CET); 2) qualitative data collection in the form of focus groups, interviews, and dyads; 3) copy testing surveys; 4) message matrix surveys; and 5) creative testing surveys and experiments. Information collected will be used to inform the development of campaign messaging and strategy. Comments are due by March 3, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 26, 2023 - Funding awards for a total of $139 million have been made to 302 tribal, urban, and Indian Health Service sites in 35 states for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. This provides diabetes prevention and treatment services for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 23, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). The NISVS is used to measure the extent of sexual violence (SV), stalking, and intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization among adults in the United States. Data collected will be used to inform public policies and prevention strategies and to help guide and evaluate progress toward reducing the substantial health and social burden associated with IPV, SV, and stalking. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 13, 2023 - Describes fitness classes offered by Juniper, part of a Minnesota Area Agency on Aging initiative. In 2022 at least 1,547 seniors participated in an online fitness program through Juniper, and more than half were from rural areas.
Source: Minnesota Reformer, Kaiser Health News
Jan 11, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) will hold a virtual public meeting on February 7, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern. ACD advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of the CDC on policies and strategies that will enable the CDC to fulfill its mission of protecting health through health promotion, prevention, and preparedness. Agenda items will include discussions on CDC's current work and priorities as they relate to health equity and data and surveillance recommendations, a laboratory workgroup update with recommended action steps to the full ACD Committee, and an update on the public health infrastructure grant.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 5, 2023 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing updates to the Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule – a HRSA-supported guideline for infants, children, and adolescents for purposes of ensuring that non-grandfathered group and individual health insurance issuers provide coverage without cost sharing under the Public Health Service Act – regarding the recommended age range for adolescent universal screening for HIV.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 5, 2023 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing updates to Guidelines for Screening for Diabetes in Pregnancy and Screening for Type 2 Diabetes after Pregnancy as part of the HRSA-Supported Women's Preventive Services Guidelines. For most non-grandfathered group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage, this update will take effect in 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 5, 2023 - Describes services provided at a school-based clinic in rural Delaware County, New York, offering healthcare for students who are ill, as well as routine check-ups, immunizations, and dental care.
Source: WRVO