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News by Topic: Women

Oct 19, 2021 - Describes a study of family physicians in rural maternity care that found that in 185 rural hospitals in 10 states, 67% had family physicians deliver babies and in 27% of the hospitals they were the only physicians who delivered babies. Discusses issues of access to maternal care if family physicians leave or are not employed at rural hospitals, highlighting the need for specialized training programs to support the rural workforce.
Source: Medical Xpress
Oct 12, 2021 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking published and unpublished scientific information submissions to inform its review of Telehealth for Women. The full review protocol is available for review on the AHRQ website. Submissions are due by November 12, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 7, 2021 - Notice of final rule from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revising regulations that govern the Title X family planning program. This final rule will revoke requirements of the 2019 regulations and makes revisions to previous regulations to increase access to family planning services. This notice also summarizes and responds to comments received on the noticed of proposed rulemaking addressing the effects of these regulations, including their impact on rural communities. This rule is effective November 8, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 30, 2021 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing that the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality is renamed the Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality (ACIMM) and the charter has been renewed. The charter renewal is effective September 30, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 8, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comments and burden estimates regarding the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Jurisdictional Survey that is to be administered in the U.S. territories and jurisdictions. The MCH Jurisdictional Survey is designed to produce data on the physical and emotional health of mothers and children under 18 years of age in the following eight jurisdictions: American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Data from the MCH Jurisdictional Survey is used to measure progress on national performance and outcome measures under the Title V MCH Block Grant Program. Comments are due by November 8, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 26, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (ACIM) on September 21-22, 2021. Agenda items are being finalized but may cover Federal program updates, discussion of recommendations by ACIM to the Secretary, fatality review programs, health of Indigenous mothers and infants, financing of care, and patient-physician racial concordance in health care.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 24, 2021 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking published and unpublished scientific information submissions to inform its review of Schedule of Visits and Use of Telemedicine for Routine Antenatal Care. Submissions are due by September 23, 2021.
Source: Federal Register