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Health and Human Services

Stories about technology to enable and improve the how state and local government delivers health and human services programs like housing, vaccines, telehealth, child and family services and mental health assistance.

The website was launched Friday by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria's office and the city's Homelessness Strategies and Solutions Department as a one-stop shop for homelessness-related resources and information.
The New York State Office for the Aging has launched a new initiative to bring companion robots into seniors’ homes — and they go beyond the common virtual assistants to proactively support seniors’ needs.
San Diego-based Veyo, which developed an Uber-style model to get Medicaid and Medicare members to doctor's appointments, inked a deal to be sold to rival Medical Transportation Management for an undisclosed price.
Through a project launched during a recent SAS Hackathon, Milwaukee County, Wis., is looking to AI to examine and improve ordinances and policies related to foreclosure that may inadvertently promote racial inequities.
In an effort to reduce deaths at the Cobb County, Ga., jail, Sheriff Craig Owens on Tuesday rolled out a new system of medical monitoring wristbands that track inmates' location and heart rate.
The Denver Medical Examiner has received a federal grant to buy an in-house rapid DNA processor — technology that can produce genetic-test results in a matter of hours, expediting the identification of victims.
Rep. Kelly Armstrong introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at enabling rural health providers to continue operations and treatment of patients by extending telehealth flexibilities implemented during COVID.
The report, released Tuesday by a coalition of labor unions, found 1 in 7 delivery drivers was injured so severely they had to either change their job or take time off following an injury.
The city is seeking to move forward with a new program in the coming months that would retrofit low- and middle-income households with green technology, an initiative officials say will reduce carbon emissions and more.
Officials say that this device allows first responders to quickly scan common venting points of a structure from a safe distance to determine the presence of methane gas, which is colorless and odorless.