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As the U.S. continues to vaccinate as many Americans as possible to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, recent polling suggests vaccine hesitancy may be falling among Black Americans.  Skepticism of COVID-19 vaccines has been more...
New Mexico in recent days became the state first to provide at least one dose to half of its adult population, and a nation-leading 38 percent of adults are fully vaccinated. It’s also among the top-performing states on equity: Over 26...
Making Convenient Care the Right Care for All: Improving State Oversight of Urgent Care Centers and Retail Health Clinics is a new issue brief produced by Community Catalyst and the National Health Law Program. A growing number of...
Uncovering a potential surge in upcoming health needs, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health released the first in a series of reports on April 8 that will provide in-depth analysis of the results of a comprehensive national survey...
Tysons Corner, Va. – April 6, 2021 – Today, the Get the Medications Right™ (GTMRx) Institute launched a national task force to identify and address the reasons 45% of Americans don’t feel confident about vaccination against COVID-19. The...
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), and the theme for this year’s observance is #VaccineReady. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) will focus on the impacts COVID-19 is having on...
HHS Also Launches First TV Ads Encouraging Vaccinations, and Social Media Profile Frames for Americans to Share Support of Vaccines with the Message “We Can Do This” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced...
It's the health inequities of today that Maxine Toler, 72, hears about when she asks her friends and neighbors in LA what they think about the vaccine. Toler is president of her city's senior advocacy council and her neighborhood block...
As of early March, just over half (52%) of frontline healthcare workers say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, leaving 48% who have not, a new KFF/The Washington Post national survey of healthcare workers finds....
A top HIV/AIDS doctor and gay activist has been named to a new position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overseeing vaccine equity efforts, according to a person familiar with the move and an internal memo, underscoring...
There has been a perception that Black Americans are more hesitant than whites to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. But roughly equal proportions of Black and white respondents in a recent poll said they plan to get vaccinated. The NPR/PBS...
In many state Medicaid programs, primary care is the keystone that supports other state health care priorities, like value-based care and health equity. Better primary care is associated with improved health outcomes, lower health care...
Amazon's app-based healthcare service for employees, Amazon Care, will soon launch throughout the country, Insider reported this past Friday. Although it is currently only available to the tech giant's Washington-based employees, sources...
In our October 2020 report, Stress in AmericaTM 2020: A National Mental Health Crisis, the American Psychological Association issued a warning about the impact of the stressful events of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term physical and...
Advocates across the country look to inspire their own communities to get vaccinated  SACRAMENTO, CA--Tens of thousands of healthcare clinicians have united with other front-line workers and more than two dozen state and national...
In testimony to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, titled The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care, Elizabeth Mitchell, the president and CEO of the Purchaser...
Care Medical, which provides medical services for the app-based Amazon Care, appears to be preparing to expand throughout the country, raising questions about the tech behemoth's future in the healthcare space.  
President Biden said on Tuesday that a key milestone in the fight against COVID-19 could be reached two months faster than earlier projected. By the end of May, there should be enough vaccine doses for every adult in America, he said — a...
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a coalition of innovative health care companies launched a group called Moving Health Home to fundamentally change the way policymakers think about the home as a site of clinical service....
For Black Americans, Covid-19 is another brutal reminder of the racist legacy of the American healthcare system. A disproportionate number of the 500,000 Americans who have died of coronavirus are Black. Yet African Americans and other...

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