Department Of Health And Human Services (HHS)


  • 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
    4 weeks ago 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
  • HHS Secretary Issues Declaration Under PREP Act to Support Development of Ebola Vaccines
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to facilitate the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines. This declaration is intended to assist in the ...More
    December 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • HHS Advances Development of Ebola Vaccine
    The development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will be accelerated with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Under a one-year contract with Profectus ...More
    October 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • HHS Pursues Detection Tests for Influenza
    Potential tests to help doctors diagnose influenza sooner and more accurately will advance in development under contracts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The tests could ...More
    October 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • HHS Funds Drug to Treat Severe Infections and Prevent Cytokine Storm
    A potential drug to combat a complication of severe infections known as a cytokine storm will advance in development under an agreement announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A cytokine storm can complicate recovery and in extreme ...More
    September 29, 2014 Posted in News
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