Tag Archives: HHS

HHS Announces Plan to Reduce Health Disparities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched two strategic plans aimed at reducing health disparities. The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Health Disparities outlines goals and actions HHS will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. HHS also released the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity, a common set of goals and objectives ... Read More »

News from the Hill – January 2011

CAPTA Reauthorization Bill Signed Into Law On December 20, President Obama signed into law the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of 2010 (CAPTA), formerly S. 3817. The law promotes the use of differential response in child protective services, gives special attention to the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence, and sharpens the prevention focus of the community-based ... Read More »

News from the Hill – July 2010, Second Edition

Political Climate We’re approaching a crucial time in any election cycle: the deadline for federal candidates to report their second quarter fundraising figures.  By July 15, everyone running for Congress must tell the Federal Elections Commission how much they’ve raised through June 30. This is important for a few reasons.  For one, we’ll know how much money individuals have raised ... Read More »

April 15 HHS/White House Webchat to Answers Your Health Reform Questions

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  is hosting another program in their webchat series on health insurance reform. Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform will join Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a discussion on how the new Affordable Care Act will impact you.  Questions addressed will include information about Medicare Part D and the ... Read More »

HHS Secretary to Testify about Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to testify before the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in Room 124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing can be viewed live via webcast from the Senate Appropriations page.  Additional information is available at: http://appropriations.senate.gov/news.cfm?method=news.view&id=16c07802-c2f8-4485-9315-640f25ea7a81 Read More »

Celebration of Women Appointees of the Obama Administration

Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH Executive Director NASW was a proud co-sponsor of the celebration of Women Appointees of the Obama Administration. Sponsored by the Coalition for Women’s Appointments (of which NASW is a member), the event, held on September 29, was appropriately held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Irene Natividad, Chair ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – September 23, 2009

In an effort to keep you informed of the work NASW is doing on health care reform, we will periodically send out a roundup of activities. 5 Things to Do For Health Care Reform Attend a Town Hall Meeting in your area and discuss what you would like to see in health care reform. Contact your members of Congress about ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – August 5, 2009

Legislation The Energy and Commerce Committee reached a deal on America’s Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009, H.R. 3200. The Ways and Means Committee and Education and Labor Committee had already reported the bill out of committee. On the Senate side, the Senate Finance Committee has six members meeting to reconcile differences. Legislative Climate With the House in recess and ... Read More »

NASW Health Care Reform Roundup – August 5, 2009

Legislation The Energy and Commerce Committee reached a deal on America’s Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009, H.R. 3200. The Ways and Means Committee and Education and Labor Committee had already reported the bill out of committee. On the Senate side, the Senate Finance Committee has six members meeting to reconcile differences. Legislative Climate With the House in recess and ... Read More »