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Could funding gun violence research help reduce mass shootings?

Could funding gun violence research help reduce mass shootings?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 18, 2016

The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history has evoked an immediate call for swift government action to address gun violence. But lost in the emotional debate about public safety and Second Amendment rights is evidence-based data to inform policy.

NIH funding boost advances in Congress

By Shannon Muchmore  |  June 07, 2016

A funding bill that includes a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health along with more money toward fighting the opioid epidemic passed a Senate subcommittee Tuesday and will be considered by the full committee this week.

Data Points for June 6, 2016

Data Points for June 6, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

Data Points for the week of June 6, 2016, covered the following topics: Rural healthcare, EMS services in rural areas, VA services in rural areas, and healthcare access in rural areas.

CMS says states can fight Zika with Medicaid funds

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 01, 2016

States will be allowed to use Medicaid funding to fight the spread of the Zika virus with mosquito repellent, contraception, family planning services and other preventive measures, the CMS said Wednesday.

CDC director has had to borrow to fund Zika battle

CDC director has had to borrow to fund Zika battle

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 26, 2016

Director Tom Frieden said Congress needs to approve enough funding to fight the disease that could infect as many as 2 million pregnant women in the U.S this year. The CDC has had to borrow $50 million from other parts of the agency to begin fighting Zika. Some of that came from funds for Ebola.

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