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Posted byon April 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM EDT
The Obama Administration's new 21st century drug policy outlines a series of evidence-based reforms that treat our nation’s drug problem as a public health issue, not just a criminal justice issue. This policy underscores what we all know to be true: we cannot arrest or incarcerate our way out of the drug problem.
Posted byon April 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM EDT
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget includes a critical $205 million investment in programs to help identify mental health concerns early, improve access to mental health services and support safer school environments, and invests $30 million in tools and research that will expand our understanding of gun violence prevention, including key mental health issues.
Posted byon April 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM EDT
The Department of the Treasury today issued new rules that hold charitable hospitals to a higher standard when it comes to addressing the health needs in their communities. The proposed rules add details on how hospitals should conduct community health needs assessments and define how the IRS will enforce any violations of the new standards.
Posted byon April 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama is committed to research, development of support services, and increased collaboration with advocates and family members in the autism community so that individuals across the autism spectrum can reach their full potential.
Posted byon March 28, 2013 at 7:26 PM EDT
A new, easy-to-use interactive tool gives anybody - researchers, physicians, public health professionals, policymakers, consumer advocates, tech innovators, and the public – the ability to find and examine data on multiple chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.
Posted byon March 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM EDT
Provisions of the Affordable Care Act have already helped millions of young adults obtain health insurance coverage and have made preventive services more affordable for most Americans. When fully implemented, the law will expand coverage to an estimated 27 million previously uninsured Americans and ensure the availability of affordable coverage through traditional employer-sponsored insurance and the new Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Posted byon March 22, 2013 at 4:48 PM EDT
Here’s a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon March 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM EDT
Black men are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease and 60 percent more likely to die from a stroke than white men, and suffer from higher rates of disease and chronic illness such as prostate cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Without action, these disparities will continue to affect generations to come.
Posted byon March 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM EDT
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lays out the path going forward with the Affordable Care Act and the new healthcare marketplaces.
Posted byon March 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM EDT
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses ways health reform has lowered the cost of healthcare for seniors.