Health Datapalooza IV has officially wrapped and with over 1900 attendees and 80 companies, this was the biggest palooza yet. Kicked off by Secretary Sebelius for the second year in a row, this year’s event was a tremendous display of health data in action.
June 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM ET by Todd Park and Bryan Sivak
Advocates and educators, health care providers and faith leaders, members of Congress and representatives from local governments came from all over the country to take part in Monday's National Conference on Mental Health and talk about ways we can work together to increase understanding and awareness about mental health issues.
The White House hosts a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House as part of the Administration’s effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness about mental health.
A memo released today shows that, based on early reports, the Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act is attracting new insurance choices and increasing competition for consumers, especially in states where it is really needed.
Supported by digital data, new data-driven tools, and payment policies that reward improving the quality and value of care, doctors, hospitals, patients, and entrepreneurs across the nation are demonstrating that smarter, better, more accessible, and more proactive care is the best way to improve quality and control health care costs.
Data that support medical decision-making and collaboration, dovetailing with new tools in the Affordable Care Act, are spurring the innovation necessary to deliver improved health care for more people at affordable prices.
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.