Friday, June 23, 2017

Latest from the CDC

CDC Telebriefing: Transcript for Vital Signs African American Health

03 May 2017 16:45:00 Z

New Vital Signs Report – African Americans are living longer. The death rate for African Americans has declined about 25% over 17 years, primarily for those aged 65 years and older

Annual EIS Conference looks to shape the future of public health - Digital Press Kit

24 Apr 2017 12:44:00 Z

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will hold its 66th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 24–27, 2017, in Atlanta.

Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the rise among children, teens - Press Release

12 Apr 2017 18:28:00 Z

Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report, Incidence Trends of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes among Youths, 2002-2012, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

66th Annual EIS Conference - Media Advisory

12 Apr 2017 15:09:00 Z

CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) will host the 66th Annual EIS Conference from April 24-27 in Atlanta. During the event, EIS officers—also known as CDC disease detectives—describe the investigations they conducted over the past year.

CDC assisting investigation of animal material found in packaged salad - Media Statement

08 Apr 2017 18:18:00 Z

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Florida Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support an investigation of a dead bat that was found in a packaged salad purchased from a grocery store in Florida.

Latest from Modern Healthcare

Oncologist Dr. Barbara McAneny chosen as next AMA president

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:01:00 EST

President-elect of the AMA, Dr. Barbara McAneny's one-year term will begin June 2018.

Latest from CMS

National Minority Health Month: Bridging Observance and Action to Achieve Health Equity

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:23:58 +0000

By Cara V. James, PhD, Director, CMS Office of Minority Health  Each April we observe National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme is, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities. This theme acknowledges the important role that social determinants of health play in individual and community well-being. It also evokes action and activity  around health equity. For it […]

CMS’ Ongoing Commitment to Minority Health

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:09 +0000

April 26, 2017 By: Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) As many of you know, April is National Minority Health Month, and it’s a privilege to be Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and take part in the observance. This year’s theme is “Bridging Health Equity Across […]

Supporting Comprehensive and Innovative Care for Children: Request for Information on a Potential Pediatric Alternative Payment Model

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:56:30 +0000

February 27, 2017 By Patrick Conway, M.D., M.Sc., Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Deidre Gifford, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; Ellen-Marie Whelan, N.P., Ph.D., Chief Population Health Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; and Alex Billioux, M.D., D.Phil., Director, Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure, […]

Mark Your Calendars: January 31st is quickly approaching

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:03:01 +0000

If you still need health coverage for 2017, you have until January 31st to sign up for coverage through HealthCare.gov. Through the website you can review your choices and see if you qualify for financial help. Issuers have confirmed that consumers who select a plan and pay their first premium will have coverage for 2017. […]

Data Brief: Sharp reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among long-term care facility residents

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:54:47 +0000

By Niall Brennan, Director of the CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, and CMS Chief Data Officer; and, Tim Engelhardt, Director of the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office at CMS   Data Brief: Sharp reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among long-term care facility residents For long-term care facility residents, avoidable hospitalizations can be dangerous, disruptive, […]