HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Flu Vaccine Executive Order

20. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Upon President Trump’s signing of an executive order to modernize influenza vaccine manufacturing, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: “President Trump’s executive order to modernize influenza vaccine manufacturing reflects his commitment both to America’s national security and to America’s health. Faster methods of producing influenza vaccines will help keep Americans ...

HHS Awards over $85 Million to Help Health Centers Expand Access to Oral Health Care

19. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded over $85 million to 298 health centers to expand their oral health service capacity through new infrastructure enhancements. These investments are the first by HRSA to solely focus on oral health infrastructure and will enable HRSA-funded health centers ...

Secretary Azar Meets with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Ebola Preparedness

18. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Meets with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Ebola Preparedness
KAMPALA, UGANDA—Today, September 17, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, joined by other senior U.S. health officials, met with the Republic of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni regarding the multilateral response to contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The United States and Uganda have an important, decades-long partnership on ...

Secretary Azar Meets with Ugandan Minister of Health, Tours Public Health Emergency Response Sites

17. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Meets with Ugandan Minister of Health, Tours Public Health Emergency Response Sites
KAMPALA, UGANDA—Today, September 16, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, joined by other senior U.S. health officials, met with the Ugandan Minister of Health Jane Aceng and toured key public health response centers. Uganda borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history is now occurring, and experiences ...

Secretary Azar Meets with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Ebola Preparedness

16. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Meets with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Ebola Preparedness
KIGALI, RWANDA—Today, September 15, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, joined by other senior U.S. health officials, met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and other senior Rwandan officials to address joint efforts to prevent the Ebola outbreak from spreading into Rwanda, which borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is a high ...

Secretary Azar Meets with Local Leaders and Visits Ebola Treatment Center

15. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Meets with Local Leaders and Visits Ebola Treatment Center
BUTEMBO, DRC—Today, September 14, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); Garrett Grigsby, Director of the HHS Office of Global Affairs; Tim Ziemer, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of ...

Secretary Azar Meets with Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi about Ebola Outbreak

14. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Meets with Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi about Ebola Outbreak
KINSHASA, DRC—Today, September 13, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, joined by other senior U.S. health officials, met with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi and other senior DRC officials as joint efforts continue to contain and end one of the most serious current global health challenges, the Ebola outbreak ...

HHS Awards $374 Million to Programs Supporting Maternal and Child Health

13. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced approximately $351 million in funding to 56 states, territories, and nonprofit organizations through its Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV Program) and approximately $23 million in funding to three new programs aimed at improving maternal health outcomes. Funding for Maternal, Infant, ...

Trump Administration Combating Epidemic of Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Unauthorized, Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products

12. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Trump Administration Combating Epidemic of Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Unauthorized, Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products
Today, the Trump Administration announced that as part of its ongoing work to tackle the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the FDA intends to finalize a compliance policy in the coming weeks that would prioritize the agency’s enforcement of the premarket authorization requirements for non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol, clearing the market of unauthorized, ...