Are You Part of a Faith-Based Organization? HHS Wants to Hear From You
November 17, 2017 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments from religious and faith-based providers about how HHS “may best identify and remove regulatory or other barriers" from participating in publicly funded or conducted programs, as stated in HHS' request for information recently published on theFederal Register. HHS hopes to “strengthen partnerships" with faith-based organizations to “improve service" by alleviating regulatory burdens or interferences. Nearly 345,000 religious congregations with more than 150 million American members sponsor 1.6 million health and social service programs, according to a study from Georgetown University and the Newseum Institute.