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HHS Announces New Tools and Resources from the Affordable Care Act

A series of provisions to prevent fraud and strengthen Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP.


Families USA Webpage: Affordable Care Act Six Month Anniversary Resources

Webpage devoted to resources and materials describing new Affordable Care Act protections that will take effect on September 23, 2010.


New Cooperative Agreement Stemming from the Affordable Care Act Between HHS and CDC

HHS Secretary Sebelius announces $42.5 million from the CDC for public health improvement programs through the Affordable Care Act.


Factsheet: Patients' Bill of Rights

Families USA fact sheet that explains how the Patients' Bill of Rights protects consumers.
pdf File Patients Bill of Rights.pdf [download]


HHS Awards $130 Million to Boost Health Professions Workforce

Grants focus on health workforce training, diversity, and disparities.


Six Months In: Who Is the Affordable Care Act Helping in Your Community?

Community Catalyst's fact sheet that helps people understand how they will benefit from the Affordable Care Act.
pdf File Six Months In.pdf [download]


HHS Awards $14.2 Million to Support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Funding is intended to develop, implement, and test strategies to increase the adoption and dissemination of interventions based on patient-centered outcomes research among racial and ethnic minority populations.


HHS Awards $31 Million More for Prevention and Wellness Projects

HHS announced $31 million for awards to ten communities in eight states and one award to a state health department to support public health efforts.


HHS Call for Public Input: National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan

Section 3011 of the Affordable Care Act calls on HHS to establish a national quality strategy plan and the identification of priorities to improve the the delivery of health care services, patient health outcomes, and population health.


HHS Awards $16.8 million to Train Public Health Workforce

Most of the funding is made available by the Prevention and Public Health Fund included as part of the Affordable Care Act.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Letter: Hospice Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP

Letter provides guidance to States on the implementation of section 2302 of the Affordable Care Act, whcih removes the prohibition of receiving curative treatment upon the election of hospice.
pdf File Hospice Care for Children.pdf [download]


HHS Letter: Secretary Sebelius calls on Health Insurers to Stop Misinformation and Unjustified Rate Increases

A letter to America's Health Insurance Plans calling on their members to stop using scare tactics to falsely blame premium increases on the Afforodable Care Act.

9/8/2010 Article: Coverage Options: What You Can Do Right Now's Jenny Backus writes about health insurance options, pre-existing insurance plans, coverage for young adults, and the Children's Health Insurance Program under the Affordable Care Act.


HHS Press Release: HHS Launches CuidadodeSalud.Gov, Partner Website of

The first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to information and resources on affordable health care coverage.


Mathematica's Issue Brief: Assessing the Need for Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV): Experience of EBHV Grantees

Brief provides information about how grantees participating in the EBHV to Prevent Child Maltreatment grantee cluster prepared and planned needs assessments and collected data.
pdf File Assessing the Need for Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) Experience of EBHV Grantees.pdf [download]
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