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December 28, 2009

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Your opinion matters
Overcome barriers to health IT
Hospital stays decline for some preventable conditions
States cut tobacco prevention program funding
Most HIV-infected children now reach adulthood

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  According to a new report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, investments in pandemic and public health preparedness over the past several years in the United States have improved. More
 
Your opinion matters
  Through January 28, The Joint Commission is accepting comments on proposed revisions to its standard for effective working relationships between medical staff and hospital leadership. More
   
Overcome barriers to health IT
  The Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications through January 25 for $60 million in HITECH Act research grants to address barriers to the adoption and meaningful use of health IT. More
   
Hospital stays decline for some preventable conditions
  Hospital stays for certain chronic and acute conditions that can be controlled with access to good outpatient care declined between 2003 and 2007, according to a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report. More
   
States cut tobacco prevention program funding
  Despite collecting record amounts of revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, states have cut funding for programs to reduce tobacco use by more than 15% in 2009. More
   
Most HIV-infected children now reach adulthood
  According to a new National Institutes of Health study, the death rates of children with HIV have decreased nine-fold since the mid-1990s. More
 

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