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2014-04-11 12:23:50

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee released the following statement on the departure of Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: "Secretary Sebelius has done an extraordinary job in her role leading the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over the past five years. Healthcare reform has been 100 years in the making, and she has...

2014-04-10 23:26:37

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that it has been selected by the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to conduct a Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) 3.0 State Self-Assessment (SS-A). Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that it has been selected by the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to conduct a Medicaid...

2014-04-09 12:32:06

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you started your application for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but didn't finish before the March 31(st) deadline, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will give you until April 15, 2014, to complete your application. According to HHS, you can still sign up if you tried to enroll but did not make the deadline because: -- You couldn't start or continue your application because you couldn't get...

2014-03-31 23:25:50

The grant period begins April 1, 2014 and the organization expects to be fully operational by June 1, 2014 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 LSF, headquartered in Tampa, FL has been awarded an $18 million grant to manage Duval County’s federally-funded Head Start Programs. The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services. LSF will be serving 1,403 children in its Head Start programs and 309 children in its Early Head Start programs. The grant period begins...

2014-03-27 08:34:35

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded First Coast Service Options (First Coast) the A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor contract for Jurisdiction N (JN), formerly Jurisdiction 9, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. This Medicare claims administration contract is anticipated to be operational in July 2014, and it will be serviced out of First Coast's Jacksonville headquarters...

2014-03-25 12:23:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will have extra time, through April 18, to apply for financial help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The federally-funded program was slated to end April 4, but the state's efficient management of the program has enabled an extension through April 18. "Pennsylvania has had a difficult winter, and...

Children Tend To Be More Active When Their Moms Are Too
2014-03-24 10:58:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mothers raising a small child may want to stay active just to keep up with their toddler, but according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics active moms establish a dynamic lifestyle pattern for their children as well – a pattern that is often carried through to adulthood. Conducted by a team of British researchers, the new study equipped both children and mothers with activity monitors. The UK team found that youngsters are not...

2014-03-18 08:33:33

New Contract Reflects Successful Strategy to Diversify Customer Base ROCKVILLE, Md., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The EMMES Corporation today announced that it has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to become part of a clinical studies network established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to perform studies needed to develop medical countermeasures against agents of bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, and other...

2014-03-14 23:00:04

DC Internship Opportunity for College Students Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Seeking Applicants for Internship Targeting Migrant/Seasonal Farmworking Students Applications to Intern in Washington D.C. due March 31, 2014 Five migrant/seasonal farmworker college students will be selected to live and work in D.C. for an intensive eight-week internship and professional mentoring program. The goal is to provide life altering experiences and networks to help students make the...

2014-03-11 23:01:19

Janet Woodcock will discuss reorganization to consolidate quality-related functions. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Janet Woodcock will lead a discussion of the mission and function of FDA’s new Office of Pharmaceutical Quality at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting in San Diego, to be held June 15 to 19. Woodcock is director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), which regulates over-the-counter and prescription...