Announcing an online workshop co-sponsored by Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and The Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE} on June 28, 2023, 2-4pm ET. The free workshop will first share HHS updates and recent progress on Lyme and tick-borne diseases. This will be followed by interactive workshops with diverse partners who will connect to advance the field. Lyme Innovation is an HHS patient-centered approach to Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
Dept of Health & Human Services (HHS)
The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.
This section will contain all the articles from the various agencies that fall under HHS that the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) has compiled about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Lyme Disease Association Inc (LDA) Board of Directors Member Jeannine Phillips attended the first virtual meeting of ICUE, the CDC Foundation’s new infectious disease-based initiative, February 8, 2023, which includes Lyme disease. About 40 patient advocacy and community-based organizations from different health conditions were represented in the initial endeavor. Meeting report from Jeannine (picture) follows.
COMPLETED In the Federal Register, 11.21.22, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, Office of Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services, has announced an RFI, Request For Information, […]
In response to the Biden administration’s issuance of the Presidential Memorandum on Addressing the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published “Health+ Long COVID Human-Centered Design Report” in October 2022 which expands on two prior publications released in August 2022– “Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19” and “National Research Action Plan on Long COVID.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation (Cohen Foundation) have named ten Phase 1 LymeX Diagnostics Prize winners in the LymeX Innovation Accelerator (LymeX) contest created to advance the progress of diagnostics for Lyme disease. Phase 1 of the multiphase competition called on scientific, technical, and clinical experts to present pioneering methodologies for the detection of active Lyme disease infections in humans with the goal of cultivating the advancement of diagnostics toward review by the Food and Drug Administration.
HHS and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation have launched Phase 1 of the LymeX Diagnostics Prize, a $10 million competition to accelerate the development of Lyme disease diagnostics. Phase […]
The HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (WG) of 2021-2022 will hold its first meeting on August 26, 2021. The details of the meeting can be found on the HHS TBD Working Group website. Verbal comments and written comments can be submitted according to rules on the website. This term is the last segment of the WG, which was mandated by the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act signed into law in 2016.
The development of a national strategy on vector-borne diseases including tick-borne diseases was mandated by Congress. To inform development of the national strategy to address vector-borne diseases, HHS is issuing this Request for Information (RFI).
Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Chief Data Scientist and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health, Kristen Honey, recently gave an interview on HHS’s Lyme Innovation initiative with Nextgov.
As part of the LymeX public-private partnership between Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Cohen Foundation, HHS has published an RFI in the Federal Register, 2.11.21 that seeks information […]