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News by Topic: Women

May 16, 2022 - Highlights the work of Benevolence Farm, a nonprofit in North Carolina that offers housing, agricultural employment, and re-entry support for recently incarcerated women. Describes the experience of a woman who went through the program, noting the challenges for rural criminal justice agencies and human service organizations to pursue rehabilitation other than jail, and the potential for programs like Benevolence Farms to offer a supportive environment.
Source: Southerly
May 12, 2022 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS) will hold a virtual public meeting on June 14, 2022, from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include a discussion on assessing current SAMHSA strategies to address the mental health and substance use needs of women and girls, priorities regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the behavioral health needs of women and children, and directions around behavioral health services and access for women and children. Registration is required to attend.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 29, 2022 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions to inform its review on Postpartum Home Blood Pressure Monitoring, Postpartum Treatment of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, and Peripartum Magnesium Sulfate Regimens for Preeclampsia With Severe Features, including those that describe adverse events. Includes background information and key questions related to the review, as well as a list of potential effect modifiers and subgroups of interest. Submissions are due by April 28, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 29, 2022 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announcing the adjusted income eligibility guidelines for States to use to determine the income eligibility of applicants to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These guidelines are applicable July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
Source: Federal Register