Health policy Press Release
|04/07/2020 - 08:17||
AIA task force launches tool for assessing COVID-19 alternate care sites
Tool is intended to assist non-healthcare design professionals with identifying alternate sites suitable for patient care.
|04/07/2020 - 06:30||
Statement on COVID-19: Ethical Considerations from a Global Perspective
It notes that the pandemic may generate aggravated psychological stress among vulnerable and marginalized people and groups in all parts of the world and even more so in developing countries.
|04/06/2020 - 18:51||
TriNet Incentivizes Redeployment of Life Sciences Medical Personnel; Covers all TriNet Professional Services Fees and Provides Continuing Benefits at no Cost to Furloughed Medical Personnel Redeployed to Treat COVID-19
Dublin, CA — April 6, 2020 — TriNet, a leading provider of comprehensive human resources to more than 18,000* small and medium size businesses (SMBs) with 340,000 Worksite Employees (WSEs), today announced a COVID-19 incentive program for nearly 400 companies within its life sciences industry vertical.
|04/06/2020 - 15:34||
WHO and Global Citizen announce: 'One World: Together at home' Global Special to support healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
Powered by commitments from supporters and corporate partners in benefit of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Broadcast special to also benefit local and regional charities that provide food, shelter and healthcare to those that need help most.
|04/06/2020 - 15:05||
North Carolina COVID-19 Modeling Shows Social Distancing Necessary to Slow the Spread and Preserve Hospital Capacity to Save Lives
A collection of North Carolina experts today released a composite modeling forecast looking at how COVID-19 could affect North Carolina in the coming months. The models, constructed by experts from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, RTI International, and others reinforced the need for limiting personal contact to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that health care is there for people who need it.
|04/05/2020 - 19:21||
COVID-19 front line: Mount Sinai keeps physician well-being in focus
The well-being of physicians, nurses and other health professionals is critical to help health systems and hospitals meet the growing needs of COVID-19 care. Keeping well-being in mind, a New York health system enhanced existing and created new resources to provide ongoing support for those on the front lines of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|04/03/2020 - 11:55||
Five States Take Action to Expand Access to Care During COVID-19 Pandemic
AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), representing the interests of America’s 290,000 nurse practitioners (NPs), welcomes actions taken by the governors of Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin to suspend state regulatory barriers that limit NPs from combatting the growing COVID-19 crisis.
|04/03/2020 - 08:31||
INSIGHT: Health-Care Coverage and Reimbursement Amid Coronavirus
Health Law & Business News April 3, 2020 Anjali N.C. Downs, Anjana D. Patel, Jackie Selby, Kevin Malone, David Shillcutt Anjali N.C. Downs, Anjana D. Patel, Jackie Selby, Kevin Malone, and David Shillcutt, attorneys in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, co-authored an article in Health Law & Business News, titled “INSIGHT: Health-Care Coverage and Reimbursement Amid Coronavirus.”
|Epstein Becker Green|
|04/02/2020 - 16:47||
No Substitute for Cooperation in Confronting the Pandemic
If the MENA region – and the world – needed a reminder of humanity’s interconnectedness, interdependence and shared vulnerabilities, COVID-19 is it.
|04/02/2020 - 16:06||
West Bank and Gaza: US$5.8 million from the World Bank to Help Palestinians Fight Coronavirus Outbreak
Washington, April 2, 2020: A new US$5 million emergency operation was approved today by the World Bank to help the West Bank and Gaza address urgent health needs from the COVID-19 pandemic.
|04/02/2020 - 15:46||
World Bank supports Paraguay with US$20 million to provide a prompt response to Covid-19
WASHINGTON DC, April 2, 2020 - The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a loan of US$20 million to support Paraguay in strengthening its health system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). In the context of the country's current health situation, already affected by the worst dengue outbreak in recent years, the project will help strengthen the already overburdened health system through the purchase of medical supplies and equipment.
|04/01/2020 - 16:06||
G20 must support poor nations to prevent millions of deaths, says Oxfam
Oxfam has called for a package of nearly $160 billion in immediate debt cancellation and aid to fund a Global Public Health Plan and Emergency Response, to help prevent millions of deaths as a result of the Coronavirus. The five-point plan would enable poor countries to take action to prevent the spread of the disease and build the capacity of health systems to care for those affected.
|04/01/2020 - 11:02||
National Public Health Week ToolKit
In this toolkit you will find social media posts and images, as well as fliers, posters and banners.
|04/01/2020 - 04:02||
TCF Bank commits to $100,000 match incentive towards Henry Ford Health Systems COVID-19 Emergency Needs Fund
DETROIT – TCF Bank, in its efforts to provide crucial support to Detroit’s frontline health care workers during this unprecedented global pandemic, recently created a $100,000 match incentive program in collaboration with Henry Ford Health System’s COVID-19 Emergency Needs Fund.
|Henry Ford Heal...|
|03/31/2020 - 18:32||
ISPOR Value of Information Task Force Publishes Two New Good Practices Reports
New Guidance Intended to Improve Accessibility of Value of Information Analysis for All Stakeholders.
|03/30/2020 - 17:47||
MANITOBA RESTRICTS OPERATIONS OF NON-CRITICAL BUSINESSES IN NEW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
The Manitoba government is issuing a new public health order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.
|03/30/2020 - 14:34||
In the wake of coronavirus, how do we protect women living at the margins?
In聽early March, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified the COVID-19聽outbreak, more commonly known as聽the聽coronavirus, as a global pandemic.聽With the number of confirmed cases, deaths, and countries affected growing every day, the effects聽of this disease have been devastatingly widespread.聽Political administrations, business leaders, and public health experts have all taken extra measures to reduce聽the calamity, but what about聽the people聽around the world聽who are frequently left out of the conversation?聽
|Women for Women|
|03/30/2020 - 09:00||
WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is straining health systems worldwide. The rapidly increasing demand on health facilities and health care workers threatens to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively.
|03/27/2020 - 13:09||
The U.S. Has Fewer Physicians and Hospital Beds Per Capita Than Italy and Other Countries Overwhelmed by COVID-19
A new analysis and chart collection finds that the U.S. has fewer hospital beds and practicing physicians per capita than many similarly large and wealthy countries with health care systems already strained by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
|Kaiser Family F...|
|03/27/2020 - 12:08||
Internists Say Prioritization, Allocation of Resources and Stewardship Must Not Result in Discrimination During COVID-19 Emergency
Philadelphia (March 27, 2020) —The American College of Physicians (ACP) is emphasizing the need for fairness and equality to guide health care delivery during the COVID-19 health crisis. ACP says resource allocation decisions must not be based on unjust or prejudicial criteria that result in discrimination, but should be made based on patient need, prognosis, and effectiveness, and allocation of treatments must maximize the number of patients who will recover, not the number of ‘life years.
|03/27/2020 - 02:21||
Health spending in poor countries must double immediately to prevent millions of deaths
Published: 27th March 2020 Oxfam today called for a package of nearly $160 billion in immediate debt cancellation and aid to fund a Global Public Health Plan and Emergency Response, to help prevent millions of deaths as a result of the Coronavirus. The five-point plan would enable poor countries to take action to prevent the spread of the disease and build the capacity of health systems to care for those affected.
|03/26/2020 - 12:06||
Coronavirus: the need for a progressive internationalist response
This pandemic health crisis exposes the injustices of our global economic order. It must be a turning point towards creating the systems, structures and policies that can always protect those who are marginalised and allow everyone to live with dignity.
|03/26/2020 - 05:25||
Quality Measures May Not Correlate with Quality Care
New Journal of General Internal Medicine study indicates many established quality benchmarks are poor predictors of hospitals?
|Tufts Medical Center|
|03/25/2020 - 12:39||
U of T researchers create interactive tool to help hospitals plan for COVID-19
Nathan Stall, a PhD student at U of T's Dalla Lana School of Public Health, appeared during a webinar this week to discuss a new online tool to help hospitals plan for the COVID-19 pandemic (image via Dalla Lana School of Public Health livestream)
|03/25/2020 - 09:53||
Mongolia: World Bank Mobilizes $2.2 Million to Strengthen Medical Diagnostic Services in Response to COVID-19
ULAANBAATAR, March 25, 2020—The World Bank mobilized US$2.2 million to help strengthen Mongolia’s hospital services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be used to purchase the most needed medical diagnostic equipment in the country.