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Selected HHS Blog Posts

Read a blog post about National Infant Immunization Week.

My friend Elmo is one of many helping us spread the word about childhood immunization.

Read a blog post about our efforts to fight the prescription drug abuse problem.

In 2010, drug poisoning deaths surpassed traffic crashes as the most lethal cause of preventable injury and the number of deaths continues to climb.

Read a blog post about Elmo, the Surgeon General, and the importance of getting vaccinated.

If you have questions about vaccines, talk to your health care professional. And listen to my friend, Elmo!

Read a blog post about how Hospital Compare makes it easier to choose a hospital easier.

We’ve made it easier to use the information on our Hospital Compare site by adding star ratings for the patients’ experience of care.

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Read a blog post about how FDA is celebrating National Minority Health Month.

The Heckler Report was a major, ground breaking document that transformed HHS’s views and actions on minority health.

Read a blog post about National Donate Life Month and what you can make possible with organ donation.

This National Donate Life Month we encourage you to tell the story of how donation has touched your life. Tell your friends in person or share it online.

Read a blog post about the Tax Special Enrollment Period and find out if you qualify.

Owe a fee on your taxes for not having health coverage in 2014 and don’t yet have health coverage for 2015? You may still be able to get coverage for 2015.

For African-Americans, the uninsured rate has declined 9.2 percentage points, while the Latino community has seen a 12.3 percentage point drop.

Read a blog post about three priority areas to combat opioid abuse.

The Secretary has identified three priority areas where HHS can focus efforts to have the most significant impact.

Read a blog post about National Public Health Week 2015.

During National Public Health Week (NPHW), APHA and CDC continue to work towards the mission of Healthiest Generation 2030.

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