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HHS Announces Efforts to Help Expand Nationwide Access and Coverage for High-quality Maternal Health Services


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CMS intends to propose a “Birthing-Friendly” designation to drive improvements in perinatal health outcomes and maternal health equity.

Secretary Becerra Delivers Remarks at White House Maternal Health Call to Action Summit


HHS Secretary Becerra delivers remarks at the White House Maternal Health Call to Action Summit

U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Youth Mental Health Crisis Further Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic


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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s Advisory to highlight the urgent need to address the nation’s youth mental health crisis.

Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Release of Department’s Division-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Data


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HHS released vaccination data which show that some Divisions have exceeded the Department’s vaccination rate of more than *97 percent.

HHS Strengthens Prevention of Human Trafficking and Support for Survivors in National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking


HHS Press Office

Today, the White House released the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, recognizing the impact of human trafficking on public health