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Healthcare workers walk to a tent, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, testing is ramping up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

How human-centered design enables federal health agility during COVID-19

While many organizations quickly modernized their existing IT infrastructure, the pandemic required more than effective technology.

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FILE -  In this Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer of West Virginia, talks in his office in Charleston, W.Va. President Joe Biden is nominating West Virginia’s former health commissioner as the nation’s top anti-drug official, tapping an official who served on the frontlines of the nation’s opioid epidemic. The White House says Dr. Rahul Gupta will be the first physician to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, also known as the “drug czar.”  (AP Photo/John Raby)

Biden picks ex-West Virginia health official as drug czar

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Partnership for Public Service

FDA doctor recognized for collaboration to get COVID vaccines distributed at record speed

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Partnership for Public ServiceDr. Gary Gibbons and Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Sammies, NIH

NIH doctors earn Sammies finalist honors for addressing higher COVID-19 rates among minorities

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Anne Schuchat

Leading infectious disease expert nominated for Sammies career achievement award

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81st Training Wing Public Affair/Kemberly GroueU.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rashawn Duffy, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, presents a coin to an Airman during the basic military training coining ceremony outside of Erwin Manor at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 14, 2020. Nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th TRW Detachment 5 completed the six-week basic military training course. Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies. The flight was the first to graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

More than 80% of military installations have eased COVID restrictions

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An update on a CDC program to improve the total health of people

The words workplace and worker health have taken on whole new meanings in the year plus long pandemic.

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(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)The USNS Mercy hospital ship sits at dock before its departure Monday, March 23, 2020, in San Diego. The Navy hospital ship was preparing to leave San Diego on Tuesday and planned to spend a few days at sea getting its newly formed medical team used to working together before arriving to Los Angeles to help the city free up its hospital beds, in efforts to help combat the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Navy rethinking plan to cut medical military billets

The Defense Department still wants to cut 18,000 medical billets.

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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2018, file photo shows an arrangement of prescription oxycodone pills in New York. U.S. health officials Tuesday, April 9. 2019, warned doctors not to abruptly stop prescribing opioid painkillers to patients who are taking them for chronic pain ailments, such as backaches.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The DEA keeps an eye on a problem that predated the pandemic, and will be here long after

Sometimes forgotten during the pandemic is that drug overdose deaths have continued to rise – to record levels.

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