HHS Recovery Act Plans & Reports‏

HHS.gov/Recovery Updates Implementation Summary As of July 15, 2011 Total HHS Recovery Funds Obligated (through grants and contracts): $118.3 Billion Total Gross Outlays (spent by recipients): $110.3 Billion Cumulative Recovery Act Medicaid FMAP State draw downs total about $83.1 billion. They represent the outlaying of increased FMAP obligations made through Dec. 31, 2010, and do not reflect Recovery Act Medicaid FMAP obligations from Jan. 1, 2011, to June 30, 2011, which were extended by … [Read more...]

HHS Recovery Act Plans & Reports‏

HHS.gov/Recovery Updates Implementation Summary   You are subscribed to HHS Recovery Act Plans & Reports for U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. Recovery Stories: Auburn Students Help Their Community Commit to Fit In Auburn, Washington, more than 30 percent of Auburn adults are obese, and the area is home to the highest levels of adult obesity in the Seattle-King County area. But Auburn High School students have embarked an effort to change that thanks to Recovery Act … [Read more...]

Kathleen Sebelius: Studying and Promoting LGBT Health

  Studying and Promoting LGBT Health     Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released an important new report about the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The 276-page report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, is the result of an 18-month study by a panel of experts commissioned by the IOM at the request of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH asked the panel to evaluate … [Read more...]

SAMHSA, Behavioral Health – National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Part I)

  Behavioral Health and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Part I)   As the recently appointed Federal inter-agency liaison for HIV/AIDS at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), I am pleased to join the discussion here on the AIDS.gov blog about how the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) is being implemented across the Federal government. In support of the NHAS, SAMHSA is engaged in a variety of activities that address the behavioral health needs of people at high … [Read more...]

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