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Improvements made to survey that informs funding and policy for children’s health

The National Survey of Children’s Health is released annually by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It’s used by local, state and federal officials to shape policies on the physical and mental health of children in the United States. Celebrating Women’s History Month, Government Matters’ Mimi Geerges spoke with Dr. Reem Ghandour, director […]


New office will address disparities in negative health effects of climate change

The World Health Organization estimates that 250,000 people die each year due to climate change, and it hits the most vulnerable communities hardest. In response to a White House executive order, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established an Office of Climate Change and Health Equity. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health […]


New agency initiative aims to strengthen public health informatics and technology workforce

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will spend $80 million on public health IT personnel. The funding initiative focuses on the diversity of the health IT workforce. Lisa Lewis, deputy national coordinator of operations in the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, said the program’s goal is to train […]


The Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract at HHS

Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Emily Murphy, Administrator of the General Services Administration, discuss how HHS and other agencies have been able to sucessfully transition to the EIS contract


HHS’s search for an innovation partner for medicine

Mary Denigan-Macauley, Director of Health Care and Public Health & Private Markets at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the progress of the Department of Health and Human Services on working with a private nonprofit to invest in companies making drugs or vaccines




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