Health and Human Services

PARCHMENT, Mich. | 2 Michigan communities told to stop using contaminated water

PARCHMENT, Mich. — Authorities handed out free bottled water Friday for two southwestern Michigan communities where the discovery of contamination from toxic industrial chemicals prompted a warning against using the public water system for drinking or cooking. Michigan and Kalamazoo County health officials announced Thursday that tests found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, … Continue reading PARCHMENT, Mich. | 2 Michigan communities told to stop using contaminated water

SAN ANTONIO | Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

SAN ANTONIO  — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO | Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

WASHINGTON | The Latest: HHS says families won’t be immediately reunited

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7 p.m. An official with Health and Human Services says the more than 2,300 children separated from their parents at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings won’t be immediately reunited with their families. Kenneth Wolfe, a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: HHS says families won’t be immediately reunited

Alex Azar sworn in as secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Alex Azar (AY’-zahr) has been sworn in as President Donald Trump’s second health secretary. The former drug company executive and official in George W. Bush’s administration succeeds former Republican Georgia congressman Tom Price, who resigned last fall following an outcry over his use of costly private charter aircraft for official travel. Azar’s … Continue reading Alex Azar sworn in as secretary of Health and Human Services