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Maine has been a leader in the nation over the past four months, from March through June 2021, in terms of the proportion of its population that has been fully vaccinated. This accomplishment is in spite of several major demographic and...
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Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates. The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center and 3rd Conversation to field regular surveys of primary care clinicians and occasional surveys of...
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2021 – The PCC and many of its members are among the 430 organizations that are sending a letter today to Congress to urge policymakers to address the “telehealth cliff.” The letter was co-led by the Alliance for...
The department is giving employees eight weeks to comply. “Whenever a Veteran or VA employee sets foot in a VA facility, they deserve to know that we have done everything in our power to protect them from COVID-19,″ Veterans Affairs...
Medical groups representing millions of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers on Monday called for mandatory vaccinations of all U.S. health personnel against the coronavirus, framing the move as a moral imperative as new...
Life expectancy at birth in the United States declined by 1.5 years from 2019 to 2020 to the lowest level since 2003, according to new provisional data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The drop in life...
Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, on July 19 extended the public health emergency due to COVID-19. The extension started the next day – July 20 – and lasts 90 days.
To help instill in this group the confidence to get vaccinated, primary-care providers and health systems are key. PCPs are the most trusted source of vaccine information, and their offices are the most preferred location for vaccinations...
On Wednesday, President Biden lunched with Senate Democrats, hosted governors and mayors for a roundtable on infrastructure and also — hung out with Olivia Rodrigo, an 18-year-old pop star beloved by Generation Z. Rodrigo, who currently...
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is issuing an advisory to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation. Health misinformation, including disinformation, have threatened the U.S. response to COVID-19 and...
The Biden administration is running out of ideas for jumpstarting the pace of coronavirus vaccinations, raising the prospect that more than a quarter of American adults could still be vulnerable to the virus into the fall.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The 2021 Health Care Insights Study by CVS Health® (a PCC Executive Member), released today, reveals the long-lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but also highlights the resilience of patients, providers and the...
July Fourth was not the celebration President Joe Biden had hoped for, as far as protecting more Americans with a coronavirus vaccine. The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by...
The president said that his administration will be working throughout the summer to "wind down" mass vaccination sites, while increasing vaccine access and uptake in a more targeted way, focusing on five key strategies: Implementing a "...
On June 29, the Delaware House passed a bill that continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in the state by: Directing the Health Care Commission to monitor compliance with value-based care-delivery models and...
As states are ending state-level public health emergencies that temporarily added new telehealth payment coverage in Medicaid and other state-funded or -regulated programs and payers, many states are codifying telehealth payment parity for...
The California Department of Health Care Services solicited public comments on its draft request for proposal (RFP) for upcoming procurement of Medi-Cal (Medicaid) managed care plans. This is the first time California has conducted a...
On June 11, the White House held an online town hall titled “Primary Care Providers, Health Systems, and the Next Phase of the Vaccination Rollout.” Part of the Biden-Harris administration’s National Month of Action, it blanketed local TV...
A task force of state lawmakers and health experts called on the Legislature to create a statewide office and a Cabinet-level position focused on equity, and to immediately initiate an equity-focused review of the state’s response to COVID...
[A] new Morning Consult/Politico survey suggests many unvaccinated adults aren’t budging. The survey asked 744 unvaccinated adults to describe in their own words why they’re skipping the shots. Roughly a quarter of respondents in the...

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