Removing obstacles to care for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including: access to high quality health care, better communication, ending insurance discrimination, and securing health information.
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a briefing on mental health issues and suicide prevention for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, writes an op-ed encouraging people to register for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
President Obama speaks at the Planned Parenthood Conference and reaffirms the core principle that has guided the organization for nearly a century: that women should be allowed to make their own decisions about their own health.
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.
April 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM ET by R. Gil Kerlikowske
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM ET by Alan Krueger, Alan B. Krueger
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.
The Affordable Care Act brings an end to some of the worst insurance industry practices that have kept affordable health coverage out of reach for millions of Americans, especially when they needed it most. Under the health care law, consumers can be confident that their insurance will protect them if they get sick and their families won’t be crushed by medical bills.
The groundbreaking new initiative is designed to help our kids by bringing physical education back to America’s schools through spurring innovative solutions and offering customized support every step of the way.
Five of America's largest media companies have identified thousands of recipes that meet USDA's MyPlate guidance, making it easier for home cooks to prepare healthy, delicious meals for their families.
February 26, 2013 at 9:07 AM ET by Marissa Duswalt
Since First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our kids’ health and create real support for families to live healthier lives we’ve seen substantial commitments from across the country to improve the health of our nation’s children.