HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities say a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's "conscience rights" regulation (all times local):
The city of San Francisco is suing the Trump administration over...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 16-year-old unaccompanied migrant boy from Guatemala fell ill after he was transferred to a government shelter in Texas and later died, officials said Wednesday.
US judge in Oregon blocks Trump abortion referral rule
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon on Monday blocked a Trump administration attempt to prevent federally funded health care providers from referring pregnant women to abortion clinics,...
Hospitals sue over new national liver transplant policy
ATLANTA (AP) — Hospitals and patients have sued to block a new nationwide liver transplant policy that they say will waste viable livers, lead to fewer transplants and likely cause...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has submitted the state's proposed plan for supplemental grant funding to the federal government, which includes...
MIAMI (AP) — Three U.S. congresswomen from South Florida say they've been told they won't be allowed to visit a federally-run detention facility for unaccompanied minors who either entered the...
Former US Rep. Ellmers running for lieutenant governor
DUNN, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina is running again for elected office, this time to become the next lieutenant governor.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive $14.6 million in federal funds to fight opioid addiction.
U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding in a news...
A former Louisiana congressman is now head of the Economic Development Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
A news release says Dr. John Fleming was sworn in Friday as the...
HOUSTON (AP) — The nation's largest provider of facilities for detaining migrant children on behalf of the Trump administration said Monday that its founder and CEO is stepping down after months...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Lawmakers will consider a bill that could allow Kansas organ donors to specify whether they want their organs to go to transplant patients in the state.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A reproductive rights organization announced Wednesday that it is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Maine health care provider in an attempt to block new rules for...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators say a laboratory in Maine is receiving a federal grant to advance its research of drug addiction and the role genetics play in...
Florida governor wants to import drugs from Canada
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor on Wednesday proposed bringing cheaper, Canadian prescription drugs to Florida as a way to cut health care costs.
Government headed for close to half of nation’s health tab
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver "Medicare-for-all," government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10...
South Carolina group can deny gay couples as foster parents
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The federal government agreed Wednesday to allow federally funded foster care agencies in South Carolina to deny services to same-sex or non-Christian couples.
The waiver issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will allow Greenville's Miracle Hill Ministries to continue as a state-supported foster care agency.
- The Herald-DispatchWV joins coalition opposing weaker limits on opioid prescribingApril 3, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchWV joins coalition opposing weaker limits on opioid prescribingApril 3, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewWashington attorney general, ACLU file suit to halt Trump Administration abortion ruleMarch 9, 2019
Feds: Former Washington University scientist falsified data
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal oversight agency says a former Washington University scientist falsified data in gastrointestinal disease research.
Daycare owner convicted of stealing federal funds sentenced
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say a Buffalo daycare owner convicted on charges of stealing government funds has been sentenced to a year in prison.
The U.S. attorney's office in Buffalo says 42-year-old Tariq Butt was also ordered to pay $305,000 in restitution to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Prosecutors say Butt and his wife, Halima Mohammed, submitted hundreds of false and fraudulent claims seeking reimbursement for child care eligible for block grant funds.
5 Illinois health centers to split $36M in federal grants
CHICAGO (AP) — Five Illinois community health centers are receiving more than $36 million in federal funds to help provide affordable health care in underserved rural and urban areas.
Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth announced the grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday.
SIHF Healthcare in St. Clair County is receiving $15.5 million, the largest amount. Two agencies in Cook County and one each in Winnebago and Whiteside counties also will get funds.
Methodist Children’s Home prepares young men for the future
SULPHUR, La. (AP) — For some of Louisiana's children, life at home includes abuse and neglect. In 2016, that was the case for 11,289 of the state's children, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2015, almost 11,000 boys and girls, age 17 and under, had a brush with the juvenile justice system, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Justice.
More Head Start support coming to southern Maine
YORK, Maine (AP) — A southern Maine organization will receive more than $1.3 million from the federal government to beef up its support for low-income families.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say York County Community Action Corporation will use the money for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The funding is coming through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Federal panel calls for pause on Arkansas Medicaid rule
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal advisory panel is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing the state's Medicaid work requirement, amid concerns that some recipients may not have access to the internet that they need to report their work hours to the state.
Government releases energy assistance as temperatures dip
The Trump administration is distributing the entire allocation of money to help low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday released $3.7 billion from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP. All told, the program is expected to help about 6.5 million households this year.
Group: Foster waiver sought by SC governor unconstitutional
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A waiver that seeks to allow federally funded foster care agencies to continue to deny services to same-sex or non-Christian couples is unconstitutional, a civil rights group argued Tuesday.
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Anti-Defamation League urged the agency to reject the waiver request by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, which it said constitutes "taxpayer-funded discrimination" in violation of the First Amendment.
Feds to help Maine tribe curb opioid epidemic
INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Four American Indian groups in Maine will receive more than $400,000 from the federal government to respond to the impact of the opioid epidemic in native communities.
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Maine has new plan to address student mental health needs
CALAIS, Maine (AP) — Maine is developing a new framework to assist with student mental health needs through collaboration between providers of education and health.
The Maine Department of Education says the initiative is called Maine-AWARE, which stands for Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education. The department says it has received a $5.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services toward the project.
Missouri Extension gets grant to expand programs for elderly
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A new federal grant will allow University of Missouri Extension to provide strength training and other programs to help older adults to live independently and reduce their fear of falling.
The $500,000 grant is from the Administration for Community Living, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will help about 6,000 Missourians.
Illinois gets $44M in federal funds to fight opioid abuse
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has been awarded a $43.5 million federal grant to fight opioid abuse.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that the Illinois portion is part of more than $1 billion the agency distributed to all states as part of its five-point opioid strategy .
Federal agency awards Indiana $25M to fight opioid abuse
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Trump administration has awarded Indiana more than $25 million to fight the opioid epidemic, largely by expanding access to treatment and recovery services.
Indiana's funding announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was among more than $1 billion awarded to all 50 states to combat opioid abuse.
Alaska getting more than $10M to fight opioid problem
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say Alaska is receiving more than $10 million to help fight its opioid problem.
The $10.4 million announced Wednesday is among more than $1 billion distributed to states by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For Alaska, about $4 million will go toward medication-based treatments. Nearly $6.4 million will go toward community health centers, rural organizations and academic institutions for increased access to services.
US government says Fort Peck tribes mismanaged grant money
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government officials say the Fort Peck tribes owe $435,000 after mismanaging grant money meant to help poor people pay for their home energy use.
West Virginia University awarded $130K substance abuse grant
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has awarded $130,000 to West Virginia University to support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.
The grant was announced Thursday by Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. Manchin said the funding will help train nurse practitioners, who will work with West Virginians affected by addiction.
Government to expand, extend Texas tent shelter for children
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government will expand its tent shelter for immigrant minors crossing the southwest border to 3,800 beds and keep it open through the end of this year, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.
The facility at Tornillo, Texas, which originally opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, is being expanded based on how many children are in the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, agency spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said in a statement.
New Hampshire health centers get $836,000 in grants
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ten community health centers in New Hampshire are splitting about $836,000 in federal grants to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care delivery.
The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Quality Improvement grants are meant to support efforts such as expanding access to care, advancing the use of health information technology and delivering patient-centered care.
Lawmakers: Migrant teen tent city to stay open another month
TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers say they have been told atemporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open another month.
NH gets $10 million grant to promote health, wellness
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has received a $10 million grant to help design a program to improve the health and wellness of people with mental illnesses.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services received funding over five years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal is to integrate physical and mental health care for young people ages 16 to 35 with severe mental illness or severe emotional disturbance.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $1.7 million for health care programs in West Virginia.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said in a news release the funding is to combat mental health disorders and provide primary care services for mothers and children.
RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Technical College has received a $400,000 federal grant to help get its dental therapy program up and running.
The Valley News reports Vermont's congressional delegation announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant Friday.
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing $200,000 to help a northern Maine program connect more residents with health services.
The money is going from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Aroostook County Action Program. Independent Sen. Angus King and Republican Sen. Susan Collins say the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant is designed to help link people with local and state services.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is offering state resources to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with migrant children separated from their parents.
The Democrat said Saturday the state will help find licensed care providers to house the children while they await reunification.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.
The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in New York City and Spokane, Washington, by four different Planned Parenthood affiliates covering New York City and the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska and Washington.
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal health officials have ordered the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to pay a $4.3 million fine for failing to secure health records stemming from data breaches.
Walmart is not working with the Department of Homeland Security to create detention centers for migrants despite reports online claiming the two have been working together in recent years.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is, however, using a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, as part of its Unaccompanied Alien Children Services program. Walmart sold the building to a developer in 2016. The site currently is housing about 1,500 immigrant children, officials said.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of Christian colleges in Michigan and Iowa that sued the government to avoid paying for abortion- and contraception-related health care under an Obama-era requirement.
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government will open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in far west Texas, as existing facilities for children reach capacity under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on migrants and the resulting separation of families.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal agency has awarded nearly $25 million to help support health clinics in West Virginia.
The grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will go to clinics in 12 counties. The counties include Mercer, Webster, Kanawha, Monongalia, Upshur, Hardy, Lincoln, Marion, Greenbrier, McDowell, Wirt and Cabell.
The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito.
HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration advocates accused the U.S. government on Thursday of "effectively disappearing" hundreds of children in a complaint over the widespread separation of families crossing the southern border.
The groups filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which investigates alleged human rights abuses in North and South America.