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Posted on May 08, 2024

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Announcement

Outbreaks in poultry and U.S. dairy cows with one recent human case in a U.S. dairy worker have been detected due to H5N1 bird flu. The spread of person to person is none and the current public health risk is low.

For more information check the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/avian-flu-summary.htm.

Posted on April 19, 2024

Call for consultation: Draft Traditional Medicine Strategy 2025–2034

During the 2023 World Health Assembly 76, a request was made to the Director General to extend the existing World Health Organization (WHO) traditional medicine strategy until 2025, and to develop a new draft global traditional medicine strategy for 2025-2034. Consequently, the WHO has taken on the task of developing a new Global Strategy for Traditional Medicine (2025-2034) to provide support for, tackle challenges related to, and unlock the potential contribution of traditional medicine to improving health and well-being. This Strategy is now available for online consultation, and the WHO is now inviting input and insight from Indian Country!

The deadline to provide your comments and feedback is May 6, 2024.

Learn more and share your input here.

Posted on April 19, 2024

Comment Deadline Extended: Traditional Healing Medicaid Reimbursement Framework

What Is Happening:

CMS has extended its comment deadline on the framework for reviewing Section 1115 waivers including traditional healing components. The deadline to submit comments on the framework is now close of business Friday, May 3, 2024. Comments can be submitted to [email protected].

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Posted on April 11, 2024

Special Diabetes Program for Indians Receives First Funding Increase in Decades

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI), one of the most successful public health programs in the United States, has been reauthorized by Congress with its first funding increase in 20 years. The SDPI was reauthorized in the minibus package (P.L. 118-42) passed by Congress on March 8, 2024, and the program was reauthorized through December 31, 2024. Congress reauthorized the program at a new funding level, putting SDPI at $160 million annually. SPDI had previously been funded at $150 million annually.

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Posted on April 11, 2024

Biden Administration Releases Its Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

The final budget proposal of President Biden’s first term has arrived with the release of the FY 2025 President’s Proposed Budget on March 11, 2024. The Budget in Brief, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) FY 2025 budget narrative, lays out the Administration’s further priorities for HHS and its agencies and operating divisions. At a high level, the Biden Administration continues to focus on the impacts of substance use disorders, opioids, and mental health on the U.S. population coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of its FY 2025 request, the Administration has also requested that the expanded tax credits for ACA health benefits coverage be made permanent. This coverage supports more families to receive coverage under the ACA, including in states that have not expanded Medicaid yet. Finally, as part of the President’s efforts to focus on health equity, the Administration focuses on improving maternal health outcomes, continuing its appropriations request to move the IHS to mandatory appropriations, and improving access to health care in rural America—including Indian Country.

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