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What GAO Found The military departments have not fully defined, tracked, and assessed wartime medical skills for enlisted medical personnel. The departments have defined these skills for 73 of 77 occupations.
What GAO Found Since November 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has had facility-specific data on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and deaths among residents in Community Living Centers (CLC), which are VA-owned and -operated nursing homes.
What GAO Found Since January 2020, the Department of Defense (DOD) has developed a strategy to protect the health of military servicemembers from COVID-19, with a goal of minimizing risks while continuing operations.
What GAO Found In fiscal year 2020, approximately 14,000 providers of primary, dental, and mental health care served as part of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) programs, receiving federal funding in exchange for providing care in a health professional shortage area (HPSA).
What GAO Found While HIV infection rates have declined in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010, the doubling of the youth population—a group particularly vulnerable to acquiring new HIV infections—partially offset the rate of decline, according to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
What GAO Found As part of its federal response to COVID-19, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) participates in a multiagency council, which includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
What GAO Found GAO analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that, from May 2020 through January 2021, nursing homes commonly experienced multiple COVID-19 outbreaks.
What GAO Found In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency responsible for overseeing Medicare and Medicaid, made widespread use of program waivers and other flexibilities to expand beneficiary access to care.
What GAO Found The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) established the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) demonstration and tasked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with its implementation.