As policymakers consider both health care and housing, that link suggests investing in these assistance programs could yield benefits on both fronts.
Uncertainty remains around what resources states may need and whether they will receive adequate federal support to combat Zika.
Many home health agencies, 80% of which are for-profit, don’t offer coverage, or their employees don’t consistently clock enough hours to be eligible.
“Community health needs assessment” were part of a broader package of rules to ensure that nonprofit hospitals justify the tax exemption they receive.
After months of bickering, Congress agreed Wednesday to allocate $1.1 billion toward curbing the spread of the Zika virus, a primarily mosquito-borne disease that has raised public health alarms.
The package is part of a larger spending bill to keep the federal government running until Dec.
As the Zika virus spreads both at home and abroad, new information is bringing to light how children – even those who at birth do not show obvious signs of impairment – are likely at a greater risk than previously believed.