HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis (HHS press release, 9/19/18)
The awards support HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week. Funds will be going to programs in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HRSA, and the CDC.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Preparedness and Safety Messaging for Hurricanes, Flooding, and Similar Disasters – now available in Spanish.
- Blog post: Mission Possible: Preparing and Responding to Disasters through a Health Equity Lens
From the CMS Office of Minority Health — Development of a Disability Index:
The CMS Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) has released a report titled Toward the Creation of a Patient-Reported Disability Index that summarizes the development and initial validation of a Disability Index, which would identify the presence and severity of different types of disability, as measured by publically available survey data. In the future, it could be used to assess variability in quality of care and access to care, and whether there are differences in disability-related disparities in health care across different population subgroups. To learn more about CMS OMH and review additional reports, click here.
From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS):
NIGMS has resources in Spanish about sepsis, anesthesia, and circadian rhythms. These resources are also available in English. HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis (HHS press release, 9/19/18). The awards support HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week. SAMHSA, HRSA, CDC
From the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health:
From the recent webinar, “A Conversation on Protecting Rights of Children with Medical Complexity in an Era of Spending Reduction” — the slides and a recording of the conversation, including links to related information are available here.