Oversight

The CDC Lacks a Rural Focus. Researchers Hope a Newly Funded Office Will Help.

Advocates for improving rural health pushed for the CDC to extend its rural health focus by creating an Office of Rural Health. They hope the agency will commit to rural health research and provide analyses that lead to good public health policies for rural communities.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: The COVID-19 National Emergency Ends

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Management

HHS to Help Launch National Abortion Hotline

The Biden administration is continuing to seek ways to support abortion care as many states restrict access.

Management

End of Emergency Puts the Fate of COVID-19 Policies for Feds and Safety Task Force Up in the Air

The Biden administration is reviewing its protocols and will issue further guidance, an official said.

Management

The Director of the Indian Health Service Would Get More Power Under A Bipartisan Proposal

Lawmakers say the proposed change “will bring greater attention within the administration to addressing the health care status and needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.”

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Justice Department Releases Its Home Confinement Final Rule

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s this week’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: A Spotlight on Improper Payments in COVID Relief Programs

There’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Workforce

Infant Formula Crisis Could Recur, Former FDA Official Tells Congress

While the Food and Drug Administration has made some changes, infant formula manufacturers are not required to notify the agency if they detect certain types of bacteria at their facilities.

Workforce

Improved Fertility Coverage from FEHB Plans Is Coming

Kevin Moss joins the podcast to discuss what's in the recent Office of Personnel Management annual carrier call letter.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Researchers Allege COVID Vaccination Data Woes

There’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Tech

CDC Seeks Digital Health App for Its Employees

The mobile application should provide meditation and mindfulness activities to help employees manage stress.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: GSA’s Budget Request Looks to the Future of Work After the Pandemic

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Oversight

EPA Proposes First-Ever Limits on PFAs in Drinking Water

The standards would force states to begin the arduous process of cleaning out 'forever chemicals' from their water supplies.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: $20 Billion Requested for Pandemic and Biological Threat Preparedness 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Labor Secretary Leaving His Post; Vaccine Access Updates

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: Watchdog Slams Trump-Era ‘Project Airbridge’ For Medical Supplies

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Management

Here’s What the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Could Mean for Federal Agencies

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Congress for more authority related to health data and the workforce.  

Management

The HHS to Industry: Let’s Connect on Medical Supply Chain Issues

The pandemic showed “the need for critical public health industrial investments at a scale never seen before in the United States,” an HHS official says. 

Oversight

Biden’s Plan for Ending the Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Signals a Pivotal Point in the Pandemic—4 Questions Answered

President Joe Biden’s intention to end the national COVID-19 emergency will have long-lasting ripple effects on federal programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.