Health and Human Services
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is bridging barriers to mental health resources surrounding suicide through a digitized strategy fusing chat and text connectivity, alongside online training for community leaders.
The city of Long Beach has released a new tool for the police department to help connect at-risk individuals with resources to keep them from becoming unnecessarily involved within the criminal justice system.
Federal regulators want patients to see a health-care provider in person before receiving prescriptions for potentially addictive medicines through telehealth — something that wasn’t required during the pandemic.
Discussions about artificial intelligence have proliferated as more people have access to programs that can make art or answer questions. In the health-care industry, the move to using AI is already well underway.
Burlington County, N.J., has installed new technology in several government building locations to support people who have hearing impairments and improve their ability to engage in public meetings and other parts of government.
Researchers have noticed a pattern relating to low-income majority-minority neighborhoods throughout the U.S.: a lack of Internet access mirrors other inequities, an effect known as cascading risks.
Saying social media is causing serious harm to young people, New York City's health commissioner pledged to develop a plan to reshape and regulate the industry as they would any other public health threat.
As experts discussed during the 2023 Digital.gov Government UX Summit, the work of designing accessible digital products is an iterative process that requires planning, user research and improvements.
With emergency declarations repealed and mask and other mandates expired, the virus behind COVID-19 is still showing up in wastewater in Traverse City, Mich., albeit to a lessened degree.
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services is partnering with AWS on tech challenge events in which participants use an open-source sandbox to create health-care solutions that support data interoperability.
Scientists have theorized that in the distant past, a small fern called Azolla could have consumed huge quantities of carbon, helping scrub the atmosphere of greenhouse gases and thereby cooling the planet.
Existing data gaps related to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community must be understood and addressed in order for government agencies to equitably serve the needs of constituents regardless of identity.
The South Dakota Department of Health has a new system to improve immunization coverage throughout the state. The platform allows health-care providers to securely track records and identify areas in need of attention.
Spurred by growing community concerns about student mental health, a program at AOS 90 places health workers in schools who can connect students to both in-person and remote therapy services.
In response to high employee turnover, Chula Vista Elementary School District has enlisted its student health-care provider to also offer counseling sessions to all 3,000 of its staff and faculty members.
A federal agency has awarded $2.1 million to a pair of companies to use AI algorithms to monitor the quality of 988 operators' suicide risk assessments, building on the crisis hotline's rollout nationwide one year ago.