Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Government Grants Inside The US Health Sector

In the United States, the issue of health and/or health care is regarded seriously. With a population of over 300 million people, the US Government has to run a tight ship in consistently maintaining the integrity and physical and psychological security of its people.

The health care system in the US is as diverse as it is all-encompassing. A big number of health care facilities are now owned by non-public sectors while a big chunk of health insurance plans are primarily provided by the government in the public sector.

At the moment the number one health services offered by the United States are that of programs like Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Veterans Health Administration.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services, otherwise referred to as the HHS, is a Cabinet department of the US Government that's basically accountable for safeguarding the health of all Americans and providing essential human services to everyone who needs it.

Under the HHS is the National Institutes of Health, more commonly referred to as NIH, which is the leading agency that's generally responsible for consolidating and supporting all the government's biomedical and health-related research studies.

The mission of the NIH is to"seek basic knowledge of the nature and behaviour of living systems and the application of that information to improve health, lengthen life, and cut back the burdens of sickness and disability."

The agency has been consistently working on achieving its mission by consolidating grants and programmes which are especially designed to attend to the health-related needs and concerns of the people.

Take for example, the Ancillary Studies to Large Ongoing Clinical Projects. It is one of the grants backed by the NIH and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), which is usually directed at soliciting applications that propose to conduct time-dependent ancillary studies related to the NIAMS mission in conjunction with privately or publicly funded, large, ongoing clinical projects.

In the meantime, there are also projects like the Network Group Integrated Translational Science Centers Program, which primarily attempts to develop and conduct state-of-the-art cancer therapy and advanced imaging clinical tests, particularly massive, definitive multi-institutional trials evaluating new cancer cures and related clinical approaches for both adult and pediatric patients.

These grants are just some of the examples of the projects and services offered by the government regarding their mission of keeping the country and its people safe, satisfied, and healthy.

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