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The partisan divide in Covid-19 vaccinations is becoming starker as the nation inches toward President Joe Biden’s goal of providing at least one shot to 70 percent of adults by July 4, complicating efforts to reach the unvaccinated in...
The new head of the federal agency that oversees health benefits for nearly 150 million Americans and $1 trillion in federal spending said in one of her first interviews that her top priorities will be broadening insurance coverage and...
...One Medical’s ambitious vision of primary care that is more accessible, technologically enabled and patient friendly, while cutting health costs for employers and individuals. Loads of other firms, ranging from small start-ups to...
Montgomery County (Maryland) leaders are taking steps to add mental health to the list of valid reasons to be absent from school, saying that the move is especially important after the inordinate toll of the pandemic. The change...
When cases of COVID-19 began rising in Boston last spring, Pooja Chandrashekar, then a first year student at Harvard Medical School, worried that easy-to-understand information about the pandemic might not be available in the many...
On the eve of reentry, we must sift through the rubble and start an honest conversation about health. What does it mean to be healthy? Where are our patients currently turning for help? How can we reimagine healthcare to meet both the...
Much of our focus over the past year has rightly been on the widespread failures related to the pandemic. But we’ve taken for granted just how flexible the American health-care system showed it can be in a crisis. Before the coronavirus,...
Drug store chain CVS [CVS Health is a PCC Executive Member] is piloting a program to bring mental health counseling into 12 retail stores. The goal is to improve access to care, and reduce medical costs associated with poor mental health.
Even as the supply of COVID-19 vaccines continues to increase, many doctors clamoring to distribute the vaccine directly to their patients are finding their requests go unheeded, experts say.  
...vaccine inequities are reflected across the country, where Black and Latino people consistently receive a smaller share of vaccine doses than they represent in overall population, COVID-19 cases and deaths... Small clinics ... have...
The country may be at a mental health breaking point. COVID-19 has exacerbated mental health issues in the U.S. at an astonishing rate, with a swell of stress and anxiety that has consistently worsened since spring 2020. Aside from...
The supply of Covid vaccines is now exceeding demand in rural areas and big cities, even as states lift remaining eligibility restrictions, open walk-in clinics and even offer shots to out-of-state residents. It's a jarring twist after...
Healthcare reform programs have not succeeded in broadly engaging primary care organizations despite years of effort, a new AHRQ-funded study has found. The study, published in Health Services Research, reviewed participation by the nation...
With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against covid-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed preventive and emergency care as they find more advanced cancer and...
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...
About 1 in 6 Tested Positive for COVID-19, though Few Experienced Major Symptoms; Those Working in Nursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities Most Likely to Report Testing Positive More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a...
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...

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