Tag - Xavier Becerra

Biden-Harris admin awards $230 M for suicide prevention, behavioral health care programs


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recently awarded $232.2 million in grants for suicide prevention and behavioral health care for at-risk communities, including more than $200 million in new funding for states, territories, and Tribal nations and organizations to build local...

Paperwork problems drive surge in people losing Medicaid health coverage


Jeferson City, Mo.: The nation’s top health official implored states to do more to keep lower-income residents enrolled in Medicaid, as the Biden administration released figures Friday confirming that many who had health coverage during the coronavirus pandemic are now losing it. Though a decline in Medicaid coverage was expected, health officials are raising concerns...

HHS proposes measures to bolster patient-provider confidentiality around reproductive health care


 The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through its Office for Civil Rights, issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to strengthen Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule protections by prohibiting the use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI) to investigate, or prosecute patients, providers, and others involved...

Hindu American Suhag Shukla among women faith leaders feted by US health secretary


Washington, DC: Suhag A Shukla, co-founder and executive director of advocacy organization Hindu American Foundation, was among 15 women faith leaders who were honored by US secretary of health and human services Xavier Becerra for “demonstrating extraordinary leadership on behalf of humanity”.  At an event hosted by Becerra last week - Women on the Frontlines:...

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra travels to Reno to discuss Biden Administration health care priorities, encourage flu and Covid-19 vaccines for seniors


On Thursday, December 22, 2022, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra will travel to Reno, Nevada.  As part of his Latino Health Tour Mi Salud Importa, Secretary Becerra will visit Café Con Papi for a listening session with Latino elected, education, and healthcare leaders on the Administration’s healthcare priorities including...

FDA proposes new ‘healthy’ food label


Washington DC: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed new rules dictating when food products can have the world “healthy” on their packaging as part of an effort to promote healthier eating in the U.S. The FDA regulates what foods can have the “healthy” claim on food packaging. The term “healthy” was last defined...

HHS awards $4.3 M to NY Community Health Centers to advance health equity through better data


Today, during National Health Center Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $4,257,003 in American Rescue Plan funding to 65 community health centers in New York to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting. On August 5, President Biden issued...

We are ready to get millions of kids, 6 mon through 5 yrs old vaccinated: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra


In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) recommendation to make children 6 months through 5 years old eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra issued a statement on this major milestone to protect our nation’s youngest kids during the pandemic. CDC’s recommendation followed the...

Biden Admin’s $9M+ rescue plan for Covid-19 impacted underserved New Yorkers


As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $9,413,875 in American Rescue Plan funding to six HRSA Health Center Program look-alikes (LALs) in New York to help mitigate the spread...