Business Coalitions Receive Grants

The Purchaser Value Network (PVN) www.pvnetwork.org, an initiative of the Pacific Business Group on Health www.pbgh.org has awarded initial matching grants to non-profit regional business coalitions that are implementing innovative practices in value-based purchasing and healthcare payment reform. (more…)

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$6.1 Million for Wireless Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) www.nsf.gov provided a $6.1 million five year award to accelerate advanced wireless research through NSF’s “Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research” (PAWR) program. (more…)

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SAMHSA Accepting Grant Applications

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) www.samhsa.gov within HHS is now accepting applications for “Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care” (PIPBHC) (SM-17-008) grants. (more…)

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Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

For the last 15 years, improvised explosive devices better known as IEDs on the battlefield have produced massive contaminated wounds. Their slow healing nature makes the wounds more susceptible to infections with many bugs already deposited into the site at the point of the injury. (more…)

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Expanding Digital Maternal Care

Monitoring expectant mothers and their babies before and during childbirth is not only vital but at times, a complicated task. GE Healthcare www.gehealthcare.com is expanding their Maternal Infant Care business with the acquisition of Monica Healthcare www.monicahealthcare.com, a monitoring technology company based in the UK. (more…)

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NGA Launches Learning Network

Governors are looking at the proposed changes related to health reform that may reshape the private health insurance market and make significant changes to the Medicaid program that serves about 75 million Americans. (more…)

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Helping Rural Children with MBDD

According to CDC’s www.cdc.gov report “Differences in Health Care, Family, and Community Factors Associated with Mental Behavioral and Developmental Disorders (MBDD) Among Children in Rural and Urban Areas”, one in six children from 2 to 8 in the U.S have been diagnosed with MBDD but the prevalence of MBDD in rural children at 18.6% is higher than urban children at 15.2%. (more…)

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