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Happy Thanksgiving!

We are grateful for the tireless dedication of Connecticut’s healthcare provider community, never more than this year. They have risen to the challenges presented by 2020 with great bravery, fortitude, and personal sacrifice.

We hope you are able to take some time during the Thanksgiving holiday to rest and count blessings. For those who will spend their holiday caring for patients in hospitals across our state, thank you. We wish you health, safety, and strength. 

 

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AHA Urges Americans to Protect Healthcare Workers This Holiday Season

Acknowledging the COVID-19 fatigue Americans are experiencing and the strong desire to be with family and friends this holiday season, the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association issued an open letter to the American people urging everyone to celebrate responsibly, in a scaled-back fashion.  The organizations note that the best way to protect healthcare workers across the country and to help stop the spread of the virus is by limiting holiday gatherings and following science-based, common-sense measures such as wearing a mask and washing hands frequently. 

 

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NIH Expands Research Network to Improve COVID-19 Testing Among Underserved

The National Institutes of Health has awarded about $45 million to expand the research network of its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Underserved Populations program. The program supports projects with established research infrastructures and community partnerships that can swiftly implement strategies and interventions to increase access and uptake of COVID-19 testing among underserved and vulnerable populations, such as African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Latinos/Latinas, Native Hawaiians, older adults, pregnant women, and those who are homeless or incarcerated. The agency said the new grants will bolster efforts to address testing hesitancy in these populations.

 

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