jueves, 6 de agosto de 2015

HHS Partnership Center Newsletter

HHS Partnership Center Newsletter

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Dear Partners

Through this newsletter, the HHS Partnership Center provides quick insight into resources, webinars and potential grant opportunities and awards in your local community.
To share your efforts related to any of these important issues, please contact the HHS Partnership Center at Partnerships (at) hhs.gov or 202-358-3595.

Resources and Tools

Happy 50th Anniversary Medicaid and Medicare! On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. This summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is marking the anniversary of these programs by recognizing the ways in which these programs have transformed the nation’s health care system over the past 5 decades.
While some programs celebrate an anniversary, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (ED), in partnership with Too Small to Fail, is celebrating the release a suite of resources addressing word gap called of  “Talk, Read, Sing Together, Every Day!” These tools can help enrich children’s early language experiences beginning from birth. Word gap refers to the difference in the quantity of words a high versus low-income child hears in the first few years of life. Research has found that providing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with rich early language experiences can have important benefits on their brain development and school readiness.  We hope you find these resources helpful and share them with your community:


The HHS Partnership Center continues to host a series of webinars for faith and community leaders, and make sure you know about other webinars sponsored by our Department that we believe are of interest to you. All webinars are open to the public and include a question and answer session where you can ask HHS staff any questions you may have. To participate in one of the webinars, please select your preferred topic from the list below and submit the necessary information.

Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured
Wednesday, August 5, 2015; 2:00 pm EDT Register Here

Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance
Tuesday, August 25, 2015; 3:00 pm EDT Register Here

New Graduates and Healthcare: Learn Your Options!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015; 2:00pm EDT Register Here

Best Practices in ACA Outreach and Enrollment
Wednesday, September 16, 2015; 2:00 pm EDT Register Here

Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance
Tuesday, September 22, 2015; 3:00 pm EDT Register Here

Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured
Tuesday, September 29, 2015; 3:00pm EDT Register Here

Opening Congregational Doors to Community Clinics
Wednesday, October 7, 2015; 12:30pm EDT Register Here

Grant Opportunities

GRANT: Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking
Last Day to Apply: August 19, 2015

On July 25th HHS announced new steps to increase access to substance use disorder treatment services, focusing on treatment for opioid use disorder. With today’s announcement, HHS is making additional funding available to states and community health centers to expand the use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, and is releasing guidance to help states implement innovative approaches to substance use disorder treatment. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding up to $11 million annually to eleven states across the nation to increase access to comprehensive medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders. The eleven SAMHSA grants for medication-assisted treatment will provide up to $33 million over three years.

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