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Federal moves on abortion rights?

State lawmakers and voters ponder access to and limits on abortion and voters will consider it as the nation progresses to the presidential election in November. KFF analysts consider whether a future administration could use the 1873 federal Comstock Act to limit abortion nationwide.

Minority health grants

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health has an application period for grants under its Minority Research Grant Program. There will be up to $1.27 million for five researchers at eligible minority-serving institutions investigating or addressing health care disparities affecting people of all minority populations. The application deadline is June 3. Read more here.

Cleanliness to build patient trust

It seems obvious infection control is important in health care settings, yet patients continue to have concerns about becoming ill in a hospital, the very place they go to get healthy. Here’s why health care leaders need to be concerned, how they can take action and why they must communicate that to staff and the public.

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