Health and Human Services Office of Intergovenmental and External Affairs (HHS IEA) mpox Briefing

January 31, 2023

Health and Human Services Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HHS IEA) mpox Briefing

Please join the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, the White House National mpox Response team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) for a mpox briefing Thursday 2/2 at 2:00 PM ET.

Date: Thursday, February 2
Time: 2:00 PM
Please register using this link

NRHA in The News – Children’s hospitals struggle with respiratory illness surge

January 13, 2023

NRHA in The News – Children’s hospitals struggle with respiratory illness surge

At children’s hospitals across the country, facilities are struggling to cope with limited staff and a surge of respiratory illnesses. Facing shortages of critical care beds, medication, and frontline staff amid the onslaught of RSV, COVID-19, and the flu, hospitals serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska are collaborating to get children with acute conditions the treatment they need. Additionally, updated antibiotic stewardship requirements come at a vital time, as data show the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased antibiotic use and a backslide in stewardship efforts because of the excess strain the outbreak imposed on hospital resources.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Stakeholder Briefing

December 6, 2022

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Stakeholder Briefing

Please join the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) for a briefing on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) this Wednesday, December 7th at 12:00 PM ET.

Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Please register using this link.

Home Rehab Network: Online Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

November 26, 2022

Home Rehab Network: Online Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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National Rural Health Association today

November 10, 2022

As cardiac arrest deaths fall, black, rural communities lag

Cardiac arrest deaths have dropped significantly in the U.S. except in Black and rural communities, according to new research. According to coauthor Marina Del Rios, further research is needed to evaluate interventions aimed at removing “structural barriers and implicit bias in our management of cardiac arrest.” Additionally, HHS aims to continue the Biden-Harris administration’s progress in promoting health equity in rural care access through outpatient hospital and surgical center payment system final rules. NRHA is accepting presentation proposals through Dec. 8 and research posters through Feb. 9 for the association’s 28th Health Equity Conference May 16 in San Diego, Calif.

Open Enrollment Week of Action

November 15, 2022

Open Enrollment Week of Action

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) would like to share this announcement about Open Enrollment.

Black Americans Week of Action starts November 13 and ends November 19, 2022. Please download the Marketplace Toolkit for information about this year’s Open Enrollment. This toolkit is full of helpful information, graphics and social media messages you may use to alert your members and additional communication networks about Marketplace Open Enrollment. Please feel free to use any and all of the information to share these important messages.

Through our Coverage to Care (C2C) initiative, CMS OMH is helping people to understand their health coverage and connect to the primary care and the preventive services that are right for them, so they can live a long and healthy life. Coverage to Care recently updated its resources which are often available in 8 languages. Find resources for you and your community to help understand health coverage and connect to care. Use the Roadmap to Better Care, the Enrollment Toolkit, and My Health Coverage at a Glance to get started during Open Enrollment.

Thank you again for your continued support and happy Open Enrollment!

Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services: Framework for Health Equity

November 9, 2022

Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS): Framework for Health Equity

CMS: Framework for Health Equity

CMS released an updated framework to advance health equity, expand coverage, and improve health outcomes for the more than 170 million individuals supported by CMS programs. The framework sets the foundation and priorities for CMS’s work strengthening its infrastructure for assessment, creating synergies across the health care system to drive structural change, and identifying and working to eliminate barriers to CMS-supported benefits, services, and coverage.

Health Equity Resources

November 9, 2022

Board Leadership Series: Health Equity

Board Leadership Series: Health Equity

This video describes how health equity can be addressed within rural communities. Boards and senior leaders will better understand the unique strengths and challenges rural communities experience in addressing health equity and the social influencers of health and discover ways hospitals can advance health equity, including what tools, resources, and systems might be employed and engaged.

Health Equity Resources

November 9, 2022

Rural Health Equity and Quality Summit

RHPTP: Rural Health Equity and Quality Summit

The summit convened nationally recognized content experts in rural health care policy, health equity, value-based care, and clinical quality to explore the small rural hospital and rural health clinic’s roles in achieving health equity. Panelists focused on actionable steps to maximize available resources and data and provide solutions for achieving rural health equity.

Health and Human Services Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HHSIEA)

November 4, 2022

HHS IEA Call with Surgeon General: Increasing bivalent vaccination of older adults and people with disabilities

The HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs and the Administration for Community Living invite you to join a webinar with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and other subject matter experts on how we can work together to accelerate vaccination of people with disabilities, older adults, and others who are at greatest risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

If you have a question you would like to submit for the panelists, we encourage you to submit it in advance through the zoom registration link.

Date: Tuesday, November 8
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Register for the briefing here.