President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Support Measures to Accelerate Vaccine Development
President Biden announced today that his Administration has helped forge a historic manufacturing collaboration between two of the largest U.S. health care and pharmaceutical companies, Merck and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), to expand the production of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine. The collaboration will increase the manufacture of vaccine drug substance, as well as its fill-finish capacity – two of the biggest bottlenecks facing J&J in the production of its vaccine.
Help Pass HB 2708 to Cap Costs for West Virginians with Diabetes
In 2020, the West Virginia legislature passed a private insurance insulin copayment cap of $100 per month.
This year the West Virginia legislature can do even better.
Let’s get HB2708 moving!
We need your help!
HB 2708 will cap per month copayments in private insurance:
- $25 for insulin
- $25 for other diabetes-related drugs
- $100 for all diabetes-related medical supplies and equipment
Connect With Your Legislators!
HB 2708 is currently assigned first to the Health and Human Resources Committee and then to the Finance Committee. HB 2708 must be voted on and pass both Committees by March 28 or the bill dies for this year.
FDA authorized the emergency use of a third COVID-19 vaccine. The Janssen vaccine is the first single-dose vaccine in the U.S., for use in individuals 18 years old and older.
Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-21-019
The application closes on April 19, 2021
Apply for this grant on grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 for the Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program. This program will increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce. Grantees will create and manage a loan repayment program for individuals who serve as full-time dental faculty.
Eligible applicants are:
- Programs of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry in public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene schools
- Approved residency in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry
- Advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry
Visit page 5 of the funding opportunity for eligibility information.
HRSA expects approximately $800,000 to be available in FY 2021 to fund eight (8), grantees.
For a complete list of funding opportunities, visit the HRSA website.
Technical Assistance Webinar
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. ET
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It is unknown how many people living with HIV/AIDS have tested positive for Covid-19 in the United States. The ADAP Advocacy Association, Community Access National Network, Community Education Group, HealthHIV, and the Legacy Health Endowment are working in collaboration to gain a greater perspective on this issue. As such, if you are HIV-positive and reside in the United States, then please take one minute to complete our very brief survey.