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News Archive in HSR


Year 2017: March February January
Year 2016: December November October September August July June May April


March 2017

  • Advancing LGBT Health & Well-Being 2016 Report images/pdf.gif icon - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.) - 21-MAR-2017 Details

    This report of the highlights some of the noteworthy HHS accomplishments in this area over the past six years, as well as steps the Department will continue to take in addressing LGBT health disparities moving forward.

  • Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth (2015) images/pdf.gif icon - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)) - 21-MAR-2017 Details

    This report provides an overview of the current state of scientific understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity in children and adolescents as well as the professional consensus on clinical best practices with these populations.


February 2017

  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Market Stabilization (2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 16-FEB-2017 Details

    This proposed rule would amend standards relating to special enrollment periods, guaranteed availability, and the timing of the annual open enrollment period in the individual market for the 2018 plan year; standards related to network adequacy and essential community providers for qualified health plans; and the rules around actuarial value requirements.

  • Key Issues in Children's Health Coverage Key Issues in Children's Health Coverage - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US) - 15-FEB-2017 Details

    This brief reviews children's coverage today and examines what is at stake for children's coverage in upcoming debates around funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and restructuring of Medicaid financing to a block grant or per capita cap.

  • How States Engage in Evidence-Based Policymaking How States Engage in Evidence-Based Policymaking - (Pew Charitable Trusts USA) - 13-FEB-2017 Details

    This report seeks to address the gap in knowledge on which states use evidence-based policymaking by: 1) identifying six distinct actions that states can use to incorporate research findings into their decisions, 2) assessing the prevalence and level of these actions within four human service policy areas across 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 3) categorizing each state based on the final results.

  • Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity: Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy (20160 images/pdf.gif icon - (National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) US) - 07-FEB-2017 Details

    The report emphasizes the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as international engagement. It also discusses the role consumers must play in enhancing our digital security. The report categorizes its recommendations within six overarching imperatives focused on infrastructure, investment, consumer education, workforce capabilities, government operations and requirements for a fair and open global digital economy.


January 2017

  • Federal and State Collaboration to Improve Health Through Housing (January 2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)) - 31-JAN-2017 Details

    This report summarizes a December 2016 NASHP meeting to identify concrete policy recommendations and actionable steps to align health and housing programs, ensuring that people with high service needs receive the housing and supportive services they need to become and stay healthy.

  • State of the States 2017 State of the States 2017 - (Pew Charitable Trusts USA) - 30-JAN-2017 Details

    Stateline's annual State of the States series looks at some of the pressing issues state lawmakers are facing as they begin their work this month: Medicaid expansion, budget shortfalls, partisan politics, renewable energy, and marijuana legalization.

  • Women of Childbearing Age and Opioids Women of Childbearing Age and Opioids - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)) - 18-JAN-2017 Details

    Report examines opioid misuse and treatment among women of childbearing age using the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).

  • NLM Strategic Planning NLM Strategic Planning - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.) - 17-JAN-2017 Details

    The National Library of Medicine is developing a new strategic plan in 2017, with a focus on the role of the Library in advancing data science and informatics, advancing biomedical discovery and translational science, supporting the public's health, and building collections to support discovery and health.

  • Pennsylvania Rural Health Model Pennsylvania Rural Health Model - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 13-JAN-2017 Details

    The Pennsylvania Rural Health Model seeks to increase rural Pennsylvanians' access to high-quality care and improve their health, while also reducing the growth of hospital expenditures across payers, including Medicare, and increasing the financial viability of rural Pennsylvania hospitals to ensure continued access to care.

  • Health Insurance Marketplaces 2017 Open Enrollment Period: January Enrollment Report (2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)) - 11-JAN-2017 Details

    This report provides interim data on enrollment-related activity in the Marketplaces during the first part of the 2017 Open Enrollment Period for all 50 states and D.C.. The report indicates that, as of December 24, 2016, more than 11.5 million individuals are signed up for 2017 coverage through the Marketplaces, an increase of 286,000 people compared to the comparable period last year.

  • Native Americans with Diabetes Native Americans with Diabetes - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - 11-JAN-2017 Details

    This Vital Signs report outlines diabetes in Native American populations, the resulting kidney issues, and how IHS has worked to implement population health strategies to combat diabetes and kidney failure.


December 2016

  • New Health Services Research ONESearch New Health Services Research ONESearch - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology) - 23-DEC-2016 Details

    Article provides an overview of the new ONESearch consolidated search site, which allows users to search Health Services Research Information Central, Health Services Projects in Progress, Health Services and Sciences Research Resources, and Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce using one simple search interface.


November 2016

  • Healthy Aging in Action: Advancing the National Prevention Strategy (November 2016) images/pdf.gif icon - (Office of the Surgeon General, HHS) - 07-NOV-2016 Details

    This report identifies specific actions for healthy aging that are continuing to improve health and well-being in later life, specifically highlighting federal and nonfederal programs that advance the four Strategic Directions of the National Prevention Strategy (Strategy) for older adults: Healthy and Safe Community Environments, Clinical and Community Preventive Services, Empowered People, and Elimination of Health Disparities.

  • Health of the States Health of the States - (Urban Institute (UI)) - 03-NOV-2016 Details

    The Health of the States (HOTS) project is a detailed analysis of state rankings on 39 health outcomes, and correlations between those health outcomes and 123 determinants of health spanning five domains: health care, health behaviors, social and economic factors, the physical and social environment, and public policies and spending.

  • All 50 States and D.C. CHIP Fact Sheets All 50 States and D.C. CHIP Fact Sheets - (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)) - 01-NOV-2016 Details

    These Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) fact sheets provide up-to-date information about CHIP for each state, including data on enrollment, participation rates, eligibility levels, benefits, cost sharing requirements, and other key program characteristics. Fact sheets are available for 2014 and 2016.


October 2016

  • Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - 20-OCT-2016 Details

    The Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative highlights non-clinical, community-wide approaches that have evidence reporting 1) positive health impacts, 2) results within five years, and 3) cost effectiveness and/or cost savings over the lifetime of the population or earlier.

  • Urbanization Urbanization - (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.) - 20-OCT-2016 Details

    This visualization displays populations from 1950 to 2030 for urban agglomerations with over one million inhabitants at any point during this time span.

  • Speak Up! Speak Up! - (AIDS Foundation of Chicago USA, Harvard University) - 12-OCT-2016 Details

    A web-based information hub that identifies health equity issues facing people living with HIV, advocates, and providers across the nation that are related to the Affordable Care Act, and seeks resolutions on a personal scale and beyond through education, advocacy and policy change.

  • Actuarial Challenge Actuarial Challenge - (Milliman US, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) - 12-OCT-2016 Details

    An initiative to test different approaches to increasing stability in the individual health insurance market. Initial team/individual applications are due October 28, 2016.

  • State Health Gaps State Health Gaps - (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps) - 11-OCT-2016 Details

    Provides state-level reports and data on gaps in opportunities for health between counties within each state.

  • Preparing Nurses for New Roles in Population Health Management (2016) images/pdf.gif icon - 05-OCT-2016 Details

    This publication advocates for educational efforts to prepare nurses to gather and analyze population-level data, promote wellness and disease prevention in the community, adopt and disseminate best practices for population health, and identify patients who may benefit from greater outreach efforts to promote health screening and related primary care services.