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  • Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences addresses Quality of Medical Products

    Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences addresses Quality of Medical Products| site |




    (February 28, 2020) - - As the world rushes to discover and develop medicines and vaccines to fight Coronavirus COVID-19, the quality of the medicines and vaccines is an important consideration. In a special newsletter dated February 20, 2020 the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) addresses the quality issue. The special newsletter is located online at:

    https://cioms.ch/wp-content/uploads/...2020_Final.pdf or press HERE
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  • Coronavirus Update - - - FDA Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products

    Coronavirus Update - - - FDA Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products

    Coronavirus Update: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products| site |



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    Coronavirus Update: FDA steps to ensure quality of foreign products


    February 24, 2020

    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs - Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Judith A. McMeekin Pharm.D.


    Recently, we provided an update on FDA-wide activities we are engaged in related to the novel coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19. We continue to take a multi-pronged approach to this public health emergency, including focusing on actively facilitating efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease; surveilling the medical product supply...
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  • USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and Businesses in 42 States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and Businesses in 42 States| site |


    Projects will Improve Water Pressure, Address Public Health and Environmental Issues

    (November 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that the department is investing $635 million in 122 projects to improve water systems and wastewater handling services in rural communities in 42 states. USDA is funding the projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. “These investments will bring reliable infrastructure to rural communities. They will replace old, fragile, leaking water pipes with new ones and allow upgrades to water handling systems that are decades old, boosting wa
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs SAIL Report Scorecard Shows Majority of VA Medical Centers have Improved Over Past Year in Quality of Services Provided to Veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs SAIL Report Scorecard Shows Majority of VA Medical Centers have Improved Over Past Year in Quality of Services Provided to Veterans



    Washington, DC - - (September 18, 2018) - - Using a web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.

    Compared with data from the same period a year ago, the July 2018 release of VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report showed 103 (71 percent) VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) have improved in overall quality — with the largest gains seen in areas where there were VA-wide improvement initiatives, such as mortality, length of stay and avoidable adverse events. Seven (5 percent) VAMCs
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards 125 Million Dollars to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $125 Million to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement




    (August 15, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve. This announcement comes during National Health Center Week, the annual celebration that highlights the critical role community health centers play in providing high-quality, affordable, primary healthcare. “Community health centers provide coordinated, comprehensive, and patient-centered care to millions...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Praises President Trump Call to Increase Access to Quality Education for All Children

    U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Praises President Trump's Call to Increase Access to Quality Education for All Children




    March 1, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 28, 2017) - - Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress: Tonight, President Trump delivered on his promise to support school choice and offer students access to quality options. No child, regardless of their ZIP code or family income, should be denied access to quality education. For far too long, Washington has resisted calls by parents, students and teachers to enact meaningful reforms. Tonight’s speech marked a dramatic shift toward a future that puts the needs of our nation’s students first. Together, we can help our nation’s students: those trapped in underperforming schools and those slipping through the cracks. One of those students was Denisha M
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Awards Approximately 100 Million Dollars to Help Small Practices Succeed in the Quality Payment Program

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Awards Approximately $100 Million to Help Small Practices Succeed in the Quality Payment Program


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    March 1, 2017


    (February 17, 2017) - - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program for clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer. CMS intends to invest up to an additional $80 million over the remaining four years.

    These local, experienced, community-based organizations will provide hands-on training to help thousands of small practices, especially those that practice in historically under-resourced areas including rural areas, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved
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  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reviewing Air Quality Associated with Air Hoses in Some Laboratories

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reviewing Air Quality Associated with Air Hoses in Some Laboratories




    February 21, 2017


    Atlanta, Georgia - - (February 17, 2017) - - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun a review of air quality associated with the use of air hoses attached to protective suits worn in its Biosafety Level-4 labs. There is no known exposure to hazardous pathogens or contaminated air within the labs, and the air used in these hoses has already been filtered for pathogens using HEPA filters. The review is focusing on whether staff who have used the hoses could have been exposed to unknown chemical compounds from the hoses themselves. On February 13, 2017, CDC learned from the company that now owns the manufacturer that their current stock of air hoses was not certified to be used for breathing air. CDC will be testing the air that comes through our laboratory hoses to determine whether it
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    Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences addresses Quality of Medical Products
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    Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences addresses Quality of Medical Products| site |




    (February 28, 2020) - - As the world rushes to discover and develop medicines and vaccines to fight Coronavirus COVID-19, the quality of the medicines and vaccines is an important consideration. In a special newsletter dated February 20, 2020 the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) addresses the quality issue. The special newsletter is located online at:

    https://cioms.ch/wp-content/uploads/...2020_Final.pdf or press HERE
    ...
    02-28-2020, 06:38 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Coronavirus Update - - - FDA Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Coronavirus Update: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products| site |



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    Coronavirus Update: FDA steps to ensure quality of foreign products


    February 24, 2020

    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs - Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Judith A. McMeekin Pharm.D.


    Recently, we provided an update on FDA-wide activities we are engaged in related to the novel coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19. We continue to take a multi-pronged approach to this public health emergency, including focusing on actively facilitating efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease; surveilling the medical product supply...
    02-26-2020, 09:42 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and Businesses in 42 States
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and Businesses in 42 States| site |


    Projects will Improve Water Pressure, Address Public Health and Environmental Issues

    (November 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that the department is investing $635 million in 122 projects to improve water systems and wastewater handling services in rural communities in 42 states. USDA is funding the projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. “These investments will bring reliable infrastructure to rural communities. They will replace old, fragile, leaking water pipes with new ones and allow upgrades to water handling systems that are decades old, boosting wa
    ...
    11-20-2019, 12:57 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs SAIL Report Scorecard Shows Majority of VA Medical Centers have Improved Over Past Year in Quality of Services Provided to Veterans
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs SAIL Report Scorecard Shows Majority of VA Medical Centers have Improved Over Past Year in Quality of Services Provided to Veterans



    Washington, DC - - (September 18, 2018) - - Using a web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.

    Compared with data from the same period a year ago, the July 2018 release of VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report showed 103 (71 percent) VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) have improved in overall quality — with the largest gains seen in areas where there were VA-wide improvement initiatives, such as mortality, length of stay and avoidable adverse events. Seven (5 percent) VAMCs
    ...
    09-24-2018, 12:17 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards 125 Million Dollars to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards $125 Million to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement




    (August 15, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve. This announcement comes during National Health Center Week, the annual celebration that highlights the critical role community health centers play in providing high-quality, affordable, primary healthcare. “Community health centers provide coordinated, comprehensive, and patient-centered care to millions...
    08-22-2018, 02:25 AM

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