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Free COVID Tests and N95 Masks, $13M in Funding for Rural Communities

January 24, 2022 | COVID-19 | Mental Health | Comments
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Mollie Laird

Associate, Federal Policy

IN THE NEWS There will be at least another 90 days of the Public Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last Friday, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Xavier Becerra, extended the Public Health Emergency, which was set to expire January 16, 2022, for an additional 90 days. The Public Health […]

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988 Report to Congress, Upcoming Senate Hearing on Youth Mental Health

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Mollie Laird

Associate, Federal Policy

BREAKING NEWS Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two rulings on the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates for the workforce. The Court upheld the rule from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that requires healthcare workers to be vaccinated if their employer receives Medicare or Medicaid funding. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) Emergency Temporary […]

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New Guidance for Medicaid Mobile Crisis Services, HHS Investments in 988

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Mollie Laird

Associate, Federal Policy

BY THE NUMBERS Suicide is now the 8th leading cause of death of children 5 to 11. According to a recent study, rates of suicide attempts and deaths among children have been increasing over the past decade. Researchers reviewed the characteristics of child suicide deaths and helped identify risk factors present as well as provide future avenues of intervention and research.   Main Stories: […]

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