Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services

What It Means: Trump Administration Introduces Title X Gag Rule Proposal

Health
This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced a gag rule that would undermine the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care, radically restrict health care providers, and impact millions of people across the country. ...
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New Report Details the Health Care Rights Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children

Health Faith and Religion
Tipping the Scales: The Coordinated Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children, and Health Care details the widespread push to pass a variety of religious exemptions laws that would give businesses, government agencies, and individuals a right to discriminate on religious or moral grounds. ...
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DOC Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Bonds with Children

Health
The Washington Department of Corrections has received a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children. ...
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New Federal Rules Proposed to End Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender People

Health
The proposed rules clarify that individuals cannot be denied health care or health care coverage based on their sex, including their gender identity. ...
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Senate Democrats to HHS: Women Should Have Full Access to All FDA-Approved Contraception

Top News Health
Senate Democrats sent a letter to HHS because insurers are failing to cover forms of contraception required under the Affordable Care Act. ...
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New Efforts to Fight HIV among Gay, Bisexual Men and Transgender People

Top News Health
The CDC will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men and transgender people. ...
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White House Launches LGBT Health Plan

Top News Health National
One in three lower-income LGBT Americans is under-insured, said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. ...
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Cyndi Lauper and HUD Work to Make Everyone Count

Entertainment
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper are joining the effort to “Make Everyone Count,” a national campaign ...
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