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Summary Guidance on Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals, Communities, and Health Care Systems — United States, August 2022

Summary Guidance on Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals, Communities, and Health Care Systems — United States, August 2022

COVID-19 prevention strategies Monitoring community levels of COVID-19 to guide COVID-19 prevention efforts. Individuals can use information about the current level of impact of COVID-19 in their community to decide which prevention behaviors to use and when (at all times or at specific times), based on their own risk of severe illness and the risk …

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Wolf Administration, Legislators, Community Partners Reaffirm Importance of Reproductive Health Care for Pennsylvanians

Wolf Administration, Legislators, Community Partners Reaffirm Importance of Reproductive Health Care for Pennsylvanians

Pittsburgh, PA – The Wolf administration, members of the Women’s Health Caucus and representatives from the City of Pittsburgh, Planned Parenthood, Healthy Start Pittsburgh and other organizations affirmed today that Pennsylvanians should feel safe in accessing the full range of reproductive, perinatal and maternal health care available to them and that supports are in place …

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The state disciplines health care providers

The state disciplines health care providers

For immediate release: August 11, 2022 (22-123) Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700 OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary action or dropped charges against the following health care providers in our state. The department’s Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance works with boards, commissions, and …

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CVS Health will invest .9 million in affordable housing in Columbus

CVS Health will invest $18.9 million in affordable housing in Columbus

The new investment brings the company’s total supportive housing investment in Columbus to $44.6 million WOONSOCKET, RI, August 11, 2022 — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced an $18.9 million investment to build and rehabilitate 150 affordable housing units in Columbus, Ohio as part of the company’s commitment to advancing equity in health by addressing …

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Military Health Care: Improved Procedures and Monitoring Needed to Ensure Provider Qualification and Competence

Military Health Care: Improved Procedures and Monitoring Needed to Ensure Provider Qualification and Competence

What the GAO found The Defense Health Service is responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of health care provided by individual providers at its military medical facilities. However, GAO found that four selected facilities and the Defense Health Service did not always comply with the agency’s clinical quality management procedures, in part because they …

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Ellipsis Health and Ceras Health Partner to Improve Early Detection of Mental Health Conditions Using Voice Biomarker Technology

Ellipsis Health and Ceras Health Partner to Improve Early Detection of Mental Health Conditions Using Voice Biomarker Technology

The partnership will integrate Ellipsis Health’s clinical mental health assessment technology into Ceras Health’s clinical monitoring platform to improve assessment and care SAN FRANCISCO, August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ellipsis Health, the market leader in AI-generated voice biomarker technology, and Ceras Health, a leader in digital health solutions, today announced a partnership that will integrate …

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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 health and safety for the start of the 2022–23 academic year

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 health and safety for the start of the 2022–23 academic year

As Vanderbilt prepares to welcome students back to campus for a new academic year, the health and safety of the university community remains a top priority. The university continues to work closely with our public health experts at the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ensure that our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is …

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No Peace – Palestinian Mental Health Under Occupation (June 2022) – Occupied Palestinian Territory

No Peace – Palestinian Mental Health Under Occupation (June 2022) – Occupied Palestinian Territory

Attachments No Peace of Mind, a report published today by AIDA and Médecins du Monde highlights the often hidden impact more than half a century of occupation has had on the mental health of Palestinian communities, and that this impact on mental health can often be a hidden driver of the forcible transfer of communities …

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Federal bill stripped from health care provision for poor Mississippians

Federal bill stripped from health care provision for poor Mississippians

The budget reconciliation bill passed by Democrats in the U.S. Senate over the weekend and now pending a vote in the House does not provide help to poor Mississippians trying to get health insurance. While generally praising the bill, Sharon Parrott, president of the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said, “However, the current …

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