HHS Blog Posts https://www.hhs.gov/ en National Human Trafficking Prevention Month https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2023/01/17/national-human-trafficking-prevention-month.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">Every January, we acknowledge National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and shine a spotlight on the toll human trafficking takes on individuals, fa</span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Programs for Families and Children Tue, 17 Jan 2023 11:30:39 -0500 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) /blog/2023/01/17/national-human-trafficking-prevention-month.html Giving Blood Saves Lives https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2023/01/11/giving-blood-saves-lives.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">Someone in the United States needs blood every 2 seconds. Heather, who lives in Dallas, Texas, has needed many blood transfusions to treat sickle cell</span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Global Health, Public Health and Safety Wed, 11 Jan 2023 14:53:31 -0500 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) /blog/2023/01/11/giving-blood-saves-lives.html Public Education Campaign on Access to Reproductive Health Care https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2022/12/22/public-education-campaign-on-access-to-reproductive-health-care.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">In November, HHS launched a public education effort to communicate the availability of free and low-cost reproductive health services, as well as prov</span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Prevention and Wellness Thu, 22 Dec 2022 09:00:00 -0500 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) /blog/2022/12/22/public-education-campaign-on-access-to-reproductive-health-care.html Draft National Strategy for Vector-Borne Diseases: We Want to Hear from You https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2022/12/13/draft-national-strategy-for-vector-borne-diseases-we-want-to-hear-from-you.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">After years of progress by the 14-member Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) and community-driven Lyme Innovation, HHS and partners are ushering </span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Health IT Tue, 13 Dec 2022 12:00:00 -0500 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) /blog/2022/12/13/draft-national-strategy-for-vector-borne-diseases-we-want-to-hear-from-you.html Driving Long COVID Innovation with Health+ Human-Centered Design https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2022/11/21/driving-long-covid-innovation-with-health-plus-human-centered-design.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">What is Long COVID? How does it impact people? What can we do to address it? &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbs</span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Coronavirus Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:00:00 -0500 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) /blog/2022/11/21/driving-long-covid-innovation-with-health-plus-human-centered-design.html Liver Cancer Doesn’t Need to be Scary https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2022/10/25/liver-cancer-doesnt-need-to-be-scary.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">October usually is a time when people think of leaves changing color, scary decorations, and pumpkins. Each October, I also think about liver cancer, </span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Prevention and Wellness, Public Health and Safety Tue, 25 Oct 2022 16:04:28 -0400 Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) /blog/2022/10/25/liver-cancer-doesnt-need-to-be-scary.html Innovators, Everywhere! LymeX Diagnostics Prize Attracts Over 50 Submissions https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2022/09/26/innovators-everywhere-lymex-diagnostics-prize-attracts-over-50-submissions.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Steven &amp;amp; Alexandra Cohen Foundation (Cohen Foundation) announced that the LymeX Diagnosti</span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Prevention and Wellness, Public Health and Safety Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:13:00 -0400 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) /blog/2022/09/26/innovators-everywhere-lymex-diagnostics-prize-attracts-over-50-submissions.html HHS History and the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2022/09/21/hhs-history-and-the-office-of-climate-change-and-health-equity.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">The idea that HHS has a responsibility to safeguard the public from climate change, including the inequities it exacerbates, is firmly rooted in U.S. </span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Prevention and Wellness, Public Health and Safety Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:30:00 -0400 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) /blog/2022/09/21/hhs-history-and-the-office-of-climate-change-and-health-equity.html National Hispanic Heritage Month Blog by Dr. Fátima Coronado https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2022/09/15/national-hispanic-heritage-month-blog-by-dr-fatima-coronado.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">Every year, the United States recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM) from September 15 to October 15, to celebrate the histories, cultures</span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Prevention and Wellness, Public Health and Safety Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:20:15 -0400 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) /blog/2022/09/15/national-hispanic-heritage-month-blog-by-dr-fatima-coronado.html Office for Human Research Protections Exploratory Workshop: Beyond Altruism – Exploring Payment for Research Participation https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2022/09/06/ohrp-exploratory-workshop-beyond-altruism-exploring-payment-for-research-participation.html <div class="paragraph-formatter form-group"><div class="paragraph-info form-group"></div> <div class="paragraph-summary form-group"><div class="paragraphs-description paragraphs-collapsed-description"><div class="paragraphs-content-wrapper"><span class="summary-content">At the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we are committed to addressing inequities and advancing equity in health care, which begins</span></div></div></div> </div> Posted in: Research Tue, 06 Sep 2022 10:46:28 -0400 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) /blog/2022/09/06/ohrp-exploratory-workshop-beyond-altruism-exploring-payment-for-research-participation.html