A glimpse of COVID-19 deaths and pre-existing conditions in Italy:
Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) sent the following letter urging the leaders of all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories to collect demographic data on racial disparities and the coronavirus.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams announced a new telehealth website (https://telehealth.hhs.gov/) as a resource for providers and patients.
The report from the recent 50th Anniversary of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health held mentions of nutrition education, policy changes, disparities and sustainability: https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000171-0e13-d270-a773-6f5ff7ea0000 One of the priority recommendations was “Equip health professionals with effective nutrition interventions and better nutrition knowledge. With diet-related disease being the number one cause of poor health in America, nutrition should be among the top priorities in our health care system. Health providers need better nutrition training and effective, evidence-based nutrition interventions, tailored to specific populations, that can improve diet-related health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.”