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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.

Neuralink, a brain implant company owned by Elon Musk, is looking for a clinical trial director and other positions. The talent search indicates that the company is inching toward implanting chips into human brains.
After grappling with development delays, Alaska has launched a contact tracing app that lets users know in confidence when they come close to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
A bill that would lift restrictions on nuclear power plant construction in West Virginia moved closer to passage in the state Senate Wednesday afternoon, after a Senate committee advanced it with little discussion.
The partnership adds data analytics into Cardinality's apps for various health and human services functions, fresh off the heels of an acquisition in the claims and disbursement management space.
Maine's first year of running its own health insurance exchange came with double-digit enrollment increases and navigation challenges that the state told lawmakers it wants to fix before the next enrollment period.
Expanding broadband and health-care services is essential not only for getting everyone connected, but also for helping communities during and after tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
The East Baton Rouge district is proposing to convert two elementary campuses into "focus choice" schools for health care and environmental education, backed by the local hospital and Louisiana State University.
High school students in Pennsylvania created prototypes for products to help parents and children in neonatal ICUs as part of class that teaches basic electronics, coding and creative problem solving.
The St. Louis County, Mo., Council will stop meeting in person and conduct meetings by teleconference, starting with its next meeting Tuesday, a move recommended by the Department of Public Health.
The Washington State Board of Health is facing protests after conspiracy theorists started a rumor that the board would order people to be put into quarantine facilities if they refused a COVID-19 vaccine.