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HHS Announces Affordable Care Act Funding on Mental Health Services Funding
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced its plans to roll out $50 million in funds to expand mental health and substance use disorder services in 200 Community...more



Latest Approach to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Latino Communities, Study Finds
In the March issues of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, new studies from Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children...more

Medicaid, A Key Player in Vermontís Health Care Reforms
Vermont Medicaid covers most health care services in Vermont. Under Vermont Blueprint for Health, most Medicaid's eligible recipients will be provided by medical homes with community health programs...more

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...more

CLASP: Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies
CLASP's recent publication, "Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies," shows data from a recent state survey of child care subsidy, licensing, and quality...more

New Hampshire HHS Offers Free Lead Testing for Kids, Toys
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is overseeing a free blood testing and toy testing for children, marking the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The free tests...more

Obesity Could Most Likely Lead to More Car Crash Deaths
A research based on the US Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1996 to 2008 has recently found that obesity could be a factor in determining a greater risk of death in car crash...more

Medicaid Expansion A State Decision, People of Color May Left Uninsured
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established that Medicaid expansion is a state decision. Recent findings show that people of all races and ethnicities will be...more

HHS Seeks Obamacare Translation Services Supporting at Least 100 Languages
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is addressing data privacy and security concerns in connection with the operation of exchanges. The solution: translation services. HHS is...more

Health Reform Impact on Community Health Centers, Patients
The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) releases new report on the potential...more






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