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Find health related news, events, updates, and other information in West Virginia and across the nation here. Focused on issues pertaining to rural health and our communities 

Opinion: Our health system is not equipped to vaccinate rural

Opinion: Our health system is not equipped to vaccinate rural

Despite 90 percent of Americans now being eligible to receive a COVID vaccine and more than half of rural residents having gotten a dose, one in five say they will not get vaccinated. “If your doctor or nurse doesn’t want to take the vaccine, there’s no national...

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J&J COVID-19 Vaccine: Health Alert

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine: Health Alert

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine: Health Alert The CDC issued a Health Alert, about the CDC and FDA’s recommended pause in the use of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine, in part, to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for adverse events and can...

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Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19 SAMHSA is committed to providing regular training and technical assistance (TTA) on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19. Our TA programs are delivering great...

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COVID-19 Community Corps

COVID-19 Community Corps

To encourage vaccinations and increase vaccine confidence, HHS launched the COVID-19 Community Corps, a nationwide, grassroots network of local voices people know and trust to encourage Americans to get vaccinated. Anyone can join, even you! Learn more at...

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More Than 500,000 Americans Have Enrolled in The Marketplace

More Than 500,000 Americans Have Enrolled in The Marketplace

HHS Secretary Becerra Announces More Than 500,000 Americans Have Enrolled in Marketplace Coverage During Special Enrollment Period Largest increase in enrollment among Black consumers and among Americans near the poverty level in two years    Today, U.S. Department of...

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Repayment of COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments

Repayment of COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments

News Repayment of COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments Began on March 30, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Administration – No Out-of-Pocket Cost to Patients Alcohol Misuse: Medicare Covers Screening & Counseling Compliance DMEPOS: Bill Correctly for Items Provided...

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