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Religious Freedom for Vaccines: TRUMP’S New office at HHS


https://www.hhs.gov/conscience/complaints/filing-a-complaint/index.html

Section #9 covers: state or local government agency that is responsible for administering health care • State or local government income assistance or human service agency • Hospital • Medicaid and Medicare provider • Physician or other health care professional in private practice with patients assisted by Medicaid • Family health center • Community mental health center • Alcohol and drug treatment center • Nursing home • Foster care home • Public and private adoption or foster care agency • Day care center • Senior citizen center • Nutrition program • Any entity established under the Affordable Care Act • HMO • Pharmacy • Homeless shelter •Health researcher

Video of press conference of the announcement:  https://www.facebook.com/HHS/videos/1727117023985283/

VLA COMMENT: 8 minutes of Trump on Vaccines and Autism during campaign. TRUMP IS KEEPING HIS PROMISES!

How to File a Conscience or Religious Freedom Complaint

Complaint Requirements

Your complaint must:

  • Be filed in writing by mail, fax, e-mail, or via the OCR Complaint Portal
  • Name the health care or social service provider involved, and describe the acts or omissions, you believe violated conscience or religious freedom laws or regulations

File a Conscience or Religious Freedom Complaint Online

Open the OCR Complaint Portal and select the type of complaint you would like to file.

Complete as much information as possible, including:

  • Information about you, the complainant
  • Details of the complaint
  • Any additional information that might help OCR when reviewing your complaint

You will then need to electronically sign the complaint and complete the consent form. After completing the consent form you will be able to print out a copy of your complaint to keep for your records.

File a Conscience or Religious Freedom Complaint in Writing

File a Complaint Using the Conscience or Religious Freedom Complaint Form Package

Open and fill out the Conscience and Religious Freedom Complaint Form Package in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader software to fill out the complaint and consent forms. You may either:

  • Print and mail the completed complaint and consent forms to:
    Centralized Case Management Operations
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Room 509F HHH Bldg.
    Washington, D.C. 20201
  • Email the completed complaint and consent forms to OCRMail@hhs.gov (Please note that communication by unencrypted email presents a risk that personally identifiable information contained in such an email, may be intercepted by unauthorized third parties)

File a Complaint without the Conscience or Religious Freedom Complaint Form Package

If you prefer, you may submit a written complaint in your own format by either:

  • Mail to
    Centralized Case Management Operations
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Room 509F HHH Bldg.
    Washington, D.C. 20201
  • Email to OCRMail@hhs.gov

Be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Full address
  • Telephone numbers (include area code)
  • E-mail address (if available)
  • Name, full address and telephone number of the person, agency or organization you believe discriminated against you
  • A brief description of what happened, including how, why, and when you believe your (or someone else’s) conscience or religious freedom rights were violated
  • Any other relevant information
  • Your signature and date of complaint
  • The name of the person on whose behalf you are filing if you are filing complaint for someone else

You may also include:

  • Any special accommodations for us to communicate with you about this complaint
  • Contact information for someone who can help us reach you if we cannot reach you directly
  • If you have filed your complaint somewhere else and where you’ve filed

If you mail a complaint, be sure to send it to:

Centralized Case Management Operations
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Room 509F HHH Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20201

You do not need to sign the complaint and consent forms when you submit them by email because submission by email represents your signature.

Language assistance services for OCR matters are available and provided free of charge. OCR services are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Filing Complaints with Other Agencies

If you have a complaint about housing, law enforcement, labor, education, or employment discrimination, OCR does not investigate these types of complaints. Find out where to get help

 

HHS ADULT VACCINE STRATEGY final draft: Targeting ADULTS (GOAL 2020 MASS VACCINATIONS)

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Despite the health benefits that result from implementation of ACIP recommendations, adults continue to be vaccinated at low and variable rates. In contrast, childhood vaccination rates in the United States typically exceed 90 percent. The success of childhood vaccination can be attributed to many factors unique to pediatric vaccination, such as state laws requiring vaccination for school entry and the coordinated public health infrastructure established by the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), a federally funded program to provide free vaccines to children who are Medicaid eligible,uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian or Alaskan Native.11Another reason for the high rates of vaccination among children is that pediatricians and family physicians, the primary providers of health care and preventive health services for children, have long been committed to making immunization a core part of well-child care. For adults, chronic diseases and screenings for cancer, blood pressure, and cholesterol
have historically been the primary focus of acute medical and preventive health care, respectively.result, vaccinations have been given less emphasis and are underutilized in the adult population.  READ HHS DRAFT 52 PAGE STRATEGY

Activist Post commentary by Catherine J Frompovich

Excerpts from the HHS DRAFT on Adult Vaccination Strategies

 Increase community demand for adult immunizations.

Objective 3.1: Educate and encourage individuals to be aware of and receive recommended adult immunizations.

Objective 3.2: Educate, encourage, and motivate health care professionals to recommend and/or deliver adult vaccinations.

Objective 3.3: Educate and encourage other groups (e.g., community and faith-based groups, tribal organizations)to promote the importance of adult immunization.

Foster innovation in adult vaccine development and vaccination-related technologies.

Objective 4.1: Develop new vaccines and improve the effectiveness of existing vaccines for adults.

Objective 4.2: Encourage new technologies to improve the distribution, storage, and delivery of adult vaccines