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Pharmacy Research to Raise Standards of Health Literacy
In a special themed issue on "Pharmacy, Medication Use, and the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy," published in the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, pharmacy...more



CHIP Boosts Coverage for Children, Minimizes Financial Burdens On Their Families
A Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) nationwide evaluation study reveals that CHIP has successfully expanded coverage for uninsured children, therefore improving their access to care and...more

Wisconsin Agencies As Navigators for Obamacare
The US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in the Federally-facilitated and State Partnership...more

HHS Rolls Out Affordable Care Act Funds for Care Access Expansion
The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces new funding to support new primary care sites in 236 communities to serve more than 1.25 million additional...more

Federal Mandates for Testing Helps Kentucky Find Success in Online Exchange
The federal website, HealthCare.gov, has been undergoing some technical glitches, but through federal mandates for testing, Kentucky finds success in its separate web-based system for healthcare...more

Blood Lead Levels in Kids Create Recurring Fluctuation When Exposed to Airborne Dust
Over 367,000 children in Detroit have been involved in a nine-year study that reports a baffling repetitive fluctuation in blood lead levels resulting from lead-contaminated airborne dust. The...more

Obamacare: Making Health Coverage Available to Young Adults
Obamacare, or better known as the health care reform law Affordable Care Act (ACA), will make having health coverage a legal requirement. The ACA will offer new insurance options, health care...more

HHS Issues Supreme Court Memo on Defense of Marriage Act
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces first guidance addressing that all beneficiaries in private Medicare plans have access to equal coverage when it comes to care in a...more

More Homeless Patients Are Being Discharged With \"No Fixed Abode\"
Homeless patients, including those that suffer from with serious illnesses or addiction, are being discharged by hospitals due to lack of funding. District Health Board figures reveal a flock of...more

NY Nursing Professor Garners $1.5 Million Grant from HHS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention grant to New York University...more




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