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HHS Secretary Burwell Announces New Members of Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services

October 21st, 2015|

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced six new members to serve on the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services.

HHS Awards up to $22.9 million in Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

October 20th, 2015|

Funding supports planning efforts to certify community behavioral health clinics in states across the nation

HHS Awards More Than $240 Million to Expand the Primary Care Workforce and Connect Health Care Professionals to Underserved Communities

October 16th, 2015|

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced more than $240 million – including about $176 million in Affordable Care Act funding – to support the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and NURSE Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs to increase access to primary health care in the communities that need it most.

HHS Issues Rules to Advance Electronic Health Records with Added Simplicity and Flexibility

October 7th, 2015|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released final rules

HHS Proposes to Improve Care and Safety for Nursing Homes Residents

July 21st, 2015|

On July 13, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposal to improve the quality of care and safety affecting long-term care residents.

HHS Education and Training Resources on Multiple Chronic Conditions for the Health Care Workforce

July 2nd, 2015|

New training material to help provide health care professionals with education necessary to care for people living with multiple chronic conditions

1.3 Million Patients Saved from Harm

December 2nd, 2014|

Hospital-acquired conditions decline by 17 percent over a three-year period.

A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services today shows an estimated 50,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and approximately $12 billion in health care costs were saved as a result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2013.

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