Happy 4th

Happy July 4th—The next posting will be on July 8th

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Grants Awarded in California

Blue Shield of California Foundation www.blueshieldcafoundation.org awarded $11.2 million in funding to improve health and safety for vulnerable state residents. A key focus of this second-quarter funding is to promote innovative, value-based service delivery integration for healthcare, prevent domestic violence, and provide other social services to ensure effective and coordinated care. (more…)

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Screening for Rare Genetic Diseases

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) https://ncats.nih.gov within NIH, is supporting research for standard genetic tests to be added to newborn screening. The NCATS support is enabling a team from Research Triangle Park (RTI) along with three Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) to develop and implement an appropriate screening program to enhance newborn screening. (more…)

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New Tool for Ohio Providers

The CMS “Comprehensive Primary Care” demonstration project called “Comprehensive Primary Care” (CPC), a multi-payer initiative designed to strengthen primary care ended in 2016. Today, the CPC+ program a five year multi-payer initiative within the HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) https://innovation.cms.gov has been established to test a new way of paying providers to keep patients well. (more…)

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HRSA Releases Grant Notice

The Health Resources and Services Administration www.hrsa.gov within HHS released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (HRSA-17-022) on June 15, 2017 titled “Rural Health Opioid Program” (RHOP) due July 21, 2017. Estimated total program funding for 3 years is $3,000,000. (more…)

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Bipartisan Priorities from 13 States

The National Governor Association’s (NGA) www.nga.org Center for Best Practices has released bipartisan ideas in the report “Shared Priorities from the Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network” which summarizes ideas from 13 states on how to improve healthcare. (more…)

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Military Telepain Clinics Help Patients

Some military treatment facilities in the Washington D.C., area offer virtual appointments for patients being treated for chronic pain. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil in Bethesda Maryland, can now video conference with patients who are in hospitals and clinics at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia www.auantico.marines.mil, Fort Belvoir www.belvoir.army.mil in Virginia, Joint Base Andrews, in Maryland www.jba.af.mil, and at the Pentagon www.defense.gov. (more…)

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