Centers for Disease Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. As stewards of public health, MHA member hospitals and other care providers are continually working to prevent illness and disease, support healthier lifestyles and improve the environment. MHA works with the CDC on numerous issues ranging from natural disaster responses to the opioid epidemic.
On March 6, the president signed an $8.3 billion funding bill for COVID-19-related activities for the United States and abroad.
As of late last week, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had spread to more than 8,000 people around the world (but mostly in China) and has caused more than 210 deaths in China.
DPH last week informed hospitals and other providers to be on the lookout for potential coronavirus patients.
The CDC has released the latest iteration of its guidance document that helps hospitals implement antibiotic stewardship programs.
11.18.2019  | Germs Can Kill
Antibiotic-resistant germs kill 35,000 people in the U.S. each year, according to the latest Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report from the CDC.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued the 2019-20 influenza vaccine recommendations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week announced that it was distributing the first $301 million of a three-year $900 million grant to states to assist them in fighting the opioid crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Measles in Healthcare Settings.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would convene a summit to streamline HHS’ quality programs.
Measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000. But it’s back.
Despite the progress in Massachusetts fighting opioid use, the healthcare community and state political leaders are not letting up on the issue.
On September 26, the U.S. House passed a House/Senate FY2019 spending agreement for several agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In the battle against the opioid epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking data from hospitals across the U.S.
Last Monday, the Trump Administration released its FY2019 budget proposal.
Since 1976 there have been 17 federal government shutdowns.
MHA has endorsed legislation that Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey (D) introduced this week that would devote $10 million per year for the next five years
On Friday, President Trump signed an appropriations act that would fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year.
State health officials Thursday confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Massachusetts and said additional cases are quite possible.


Click on the links below for easy access to information on important federal healthcare matters and MHA’s advocacy, outreach and other work on these issues.

Both of these include links to members list, committees, and legislation and records.