Department Of Health And Human Services (HHS)


  • HHS Awards Improve Healthcare, Public Health Preparedness
    Health departments across the country will receive more than $840 million in cooperative agreements from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve and sustain emergency preparedness of state and local public health and healthcare systems. The cooperative ...More
    5 hours ago Posted in News
  • HHS Launches National Ebola Training and Education Center
    To ensure that U.S. healthcare providers and facilities are prepared to safely identify, isolate, transport, and treat patients with Ebola and other emerging threats, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a National Ebola Training and Education ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • HHS Selects Nine Regional Ebola and Other Special Pathogen Treatment Centers
    To further strengthen the nation’s infectious disease response capability, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has selected nine health departments and associated partner hospitals to become special regional treatment centers for patients with ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HHS Pursues Fast, Easy Test to Detect Ebola Virus Disease Infections
    To assist doctors in diagnosing Ebola virus disease quickly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will pursue development of an Ebola virus diagnostic test for use in a doctor’s ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HHS Contracts with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals to Develop New Ebola Drug
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) awarded approximately $12 million today to BioCryst Pharmaceuticals of Durham, N.C., for the advanced development of a promising experimental drug ...More
    March 31, 2015 Posted in News
  • HHS Launches Digital Storytelling Project to Support Federal HIV Response
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released Positive Spin, a comprehensive digital educational tool that uses personal storytelling to promote the importance of getting people with HIV into treatment. The project, which was developed by AIDS.gov ...More
    March 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Development of an Improved Anthrax Vaccine is Underway
    Advanced development is underway on an improved anthrax vaccine that could provide protection in fewer doses than the currently licensed anthrax vaccine and so may be more cost-effective to stockpile, Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response for ...More
    March 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • HHS Invests in Enhancing Domestic Preparedness Efforts for Ebola
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities. This funding opportunity will award a total of $194,500,000 to states and other ...More
    February 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • HHS Supports Efforts to Speed Ebola Vaccine Delivery
    Contracts to speed further development of two promising Ebola vaccines, known as rVSV-ZEBOV-GP and ChAd3 EBO-Z, could pave the way for commercial scale production of millions of vaccine doses if clinical trials prove safety and efficacy, officials of the U.S. Department of ...More
    December 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • HHS Awards More Than $665 Million to Design and Test State-Led Efforts to Improve Healthcare Quality
    Twenty-eight states, three territories and the District of Columbia will receive more than $665 million in Affordable Care Act funding to design and test healthcare payment and service delivery models that will improve healthcare quality and lower costs, Health and Human ...More
    December 17, 2014 Posted in News
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