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Collected by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Archived since: Sep, 2013

Description:

This collection includes HHS news and announcements from 1991+.

Subject:   Government - US Federal Science & Health

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Title: 2013 HHS News Releases

URL: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/2013.html

Description: 2013 news releases of the US Department of Health and Human Services

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Title: Affordable Care Act extended free preventive care to 71 million Americans with private health insurance

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/2013/03/18/affordable-care-act-extended-free-preventive-care-to-71-million-americans-with-private-health-insurance.html

Description: Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that about 71 million Americans in private health insurance plans received coverage for at least one free preventive health care service, such as a mammogram or flu shot, in 2011 and 2012 because of the Affordable Care Act.

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Title: Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on LGBT Health Awareness Week

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/2013/03/25/statement-by-hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-lgbt-health-awareness-week.html

Description: Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, President Obama asked me to identify steps we could take at the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

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Title: HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/01/03/hhs-announces-first-hipaa-breach-settlement-involving-less-than-500-patients.html

Description: The Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) has agreed to pay HHS $50,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.

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Title: New designs to make health records easier for patients to use

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/01/15/new-designs-to-make-health-records-easier-for-patients-to-use.html

Description: HHS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the winning designs of printed health records that help patients better understand and use their electronic health records (EHRs).

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Title: Statement from HHS Secretary Sebelius on President's Sandy Hook Response Plan

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/01/16/statement-from-hhs-secretary-sebelius-on-presidents-sandy-hook-response-plan.html

Description: The Department of Health and Human Services will mobilize our medical and scientific expertise in support of the agenda announced today by the President to prevent tragedies like the one that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Title: Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/01/18/statement-from-hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-martin-luther-king-jr-day.html

Description: We at HHS honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for justice, and recall how 47 years ago he framed health care as a basic human right.

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Title: At-risk Latinas targeted in heart attack awareness campaign

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/02/04/at-risk-latinas-targeted-in-heart-attack-awareness-campaign.html

Description: The Obama Administration today issued proposed rules for public comment regarding contraceptive coverage with no cost sharing under the health care law. The HHS Office on Women's Health (OWH) today launched its new heart attack awareness campaign, "Haga La Llamada, ¡No Pierda Tiempo!" targeting Spanish-speaking women age 50 and over.

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Title: Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on African-American History Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/02/04/statement-from-hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-african-american-history-month.html

Description: This February, we celebrate African-American History Month and honor the remarkable contributions that African-Americans have made to the nation's progress.

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Title: Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on American Heart Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/02/04/statement-from-hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-american-heart-month.html

Description: February 1st marked the beginning of American Heart Month, a time to think about what you can do to take care of your heart.

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Title: HHS enforces equal access for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in New York and DC

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/02/08/hhs-enforces-equal-access-for-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-individuals-in-new-york-and-dc.html

Description: HHS has taken two important enforcement actions to ensure deaf and hard of hearing individuals living in New York and Washington, D.C., have equal access to programs and services provided by local government agencies.

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Title: Winner of Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge competition announced

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/02/14/winner-of-million-hearts-risk-check-challenge-competition-announced.html

Description: A free, easy-to-use mobile application that helps people prevent heart disease is now available through iTunes.

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Title: Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the passing of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/02/25/statement-from-hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-the-passing-of-former-surgeon-general-everett-koop.html

Description: I am deeply saddened by the passing of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. Dr. Koop was a fearless public servant and a pioneering pediatric surgeon. I was honored to have worked with him on several occasions.

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Title: Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Consumer Protection Week

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/03/04/statement-hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-national-consumer-protection-week.html

Description: Today marks the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week, which makes this the perfect time to talk about some of the new rights and protections Americans have under the Affordable Care Act.

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Title: Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Women's History Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/03/04/statement-hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-womens-history-month.html

Description: This year's theme is as fitting as it is exciting: "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."

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Title: HHS reaches civil rights settlement with national senior care provider

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/03/05/hhs-reaches-civil-rights-settlement-with-national-senior-care-provider.html

Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into a settlement agreement with Genesis HealthCare (Genesis), one of the nation's largest providers of senior care.

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Title: HHS announces 2013 agenda to bring down costs and improve quality of care through implementation of health information technology

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/03/06/hhs-announces-2013-agenda-to-bring-down-costs-and-improve-quality-of-care-through-implementation-of-health-information-technology.html

Description: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, M.D., today announced HHS's plan to accelerate health information exchange (HIE) and build a seamless and secure flow of information essential to transforming the health care system.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Public Health Week

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/01/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-statement-on-national-public-health-week.html

Description: As we celebrate the start of National Public Health Week, we recognize public health's successes and dedicate ourselves to continuing to advance the public's health.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Autism Awareness Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/02/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-statement-on-national-autism-awareness-month.html

Description: Every April during National Autism Awareness Month, we recognize the special challenges faced by those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and refocus our efforts on the best ways to support them and their families.

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Title: Declaración de la Secretaria del HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, acerca del Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/02/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-statement-on-national-minority-health-month-spanish.html

Description: Abril es el Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías, un momento en el que reflexionamos sobre la increíble oportunidad a la que nos enfrentamos como nación para mejorar la salud de las minorías, mejorar la equidad en la salud y eliminar la desigualdades de salud.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement on National Minority Health Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/02/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-statement-on-national-minority-health-month.html

Description: April is National Minority Health Month, a time when we reflect on the incredible opportunity we face as a nation to improve minority health, advance health equity, and eliminate health disparities.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Nils Daulaire on World Health Day 2013

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/05/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-and-assistant-secretary-for-global-affairs-nils-daulaire-on-world-health-day-2013.html

Description: On April 7, 2013, we celebrate World Health Day to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), which marks its 65th anniversary this year. To celebrate WHO's anniversary, we focus attention on this year's World Health Day theme: high blood pressure, a significant public health issue both globally and domestically.

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Title: HHS offers moms knowledge, help, and support through a new breastfeeding initiative, It's Only Natural

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/15/hhs-offers-moms-knowledge-help-and-support-through-a-new-breastfeeding-initiative-its-only-natural.html

Description: Today, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA announced the launch of It's Only Natural, a new public education campaign that aims to raise awareness among African American women of the importance of and benefits associated with breastfeeding and provide helpful tips.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/22/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-the-43rd-anniversary-of-earth-day.html

Description: Today, April 22, 2013 marks the 43rd year that we observe Earth Day in the United States — a day where we stop and appreciate Mother Nature's contributions to keeping us healthy.

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Title: Certification for electronic health record product revoked

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/25/certification-for-electronic-health-record-product-revoked.html

Description: Two electronic health records, previously certified as products to be used as part of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, have had their certifications revoked. Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, announced today that the products do not meet standards and providers cannot use these products to meet the requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs.

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Title: Lyfechannel wins the healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/04/30/lyfechannel-wins-the-healthfindergov-mobile-app-challenge.html

Description: HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, today announced Lyfechannel as the winner of the healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/05/01/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month.html

Description: In May, we observe Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and celebrate the many contributions made by this diverse community.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Mental Health Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/05/02/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-mental-health-month.html

Description: Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to help bring attention to the importance mental health plays in Americans' lives.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Older Americans Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/05/03/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-older-americans-month.html

Description: This May, we mark the 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month. Ever since President Kennedy declared the first celebration in 1963, we have honored the contributions seniors make to our communities and have celebrated their rich years and experiences.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Foster Care Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/05/06/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-national-foster-care-month.html

Description: May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recommit ourselves to ensuring a better future for the more than 400,000 children in foster care throughout our nation.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Nurses Week

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/05/06/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-national-nurses-week.html

Description: National Nurses Week gives us a chance to recognize the contribution of the health care providers at the heart of our health care system.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Asthma Awareness Month

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/05/07/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-national-asthma-awareness-month.html

Description: May is National Asthma Awareness Month, a time for us to renew our dedication to improving health outcomes for the 26 million Americans living with asthma, including 7.1 million children. It is also a time to call attention to where we can and must do more.

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Title: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Women's Health Week

URL: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2013/05/10/hhs-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-on-national-womeon-s-health-week.html

Description: Starting with Mother's Day, next week we celebrate National Women's Health Week.

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