Justice Department and HHS Issue Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth the Week of the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Guidance Provides Clarity on How Federal Nondiscrimination Laws Require Accessibility for People with Disabilities and Limited English Proficient Persons in Health Care Provided via Telehealth

As we commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are partnering to publish guidance on the protections in federal nondiscrimination laws, including the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, requiring that telehealth be accessible to people with disabilities and limited English proficient persons.

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HopeNow Furniture Bank Celebrates “Stock the Shelves”

HopeNow Furniture Bank is celebrating the community response to their “Stock the Shelves” pilot project to enhance the services provided to needy clients.

Rev. Mearle Griffith, HopeNow Executive Director, said the “Stock the Shelves” pilot project began in February, seeking philanthropic support to purchase needed items when the organization’s normal donation process didn’t yield sufficient supply of items needed for clients.Read full story

Biden-Harris Administration Secures 66 Million Doses of Moderna’s Variant-Specific COVID-19 Vaccine Booster for Potential Use in Fall and Winter 2022

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), today announced an agreement to purchase 66 million doses of Moderna’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster candidate for potential use in the fall and winter.

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Brown, Boozman Introduce Legislation to Ensure Veterans’ Beneficiaries Receive Timely Life Insurance Benefits

Over $155 Million Was Owed to Veterans’ Families and Beneficiaries as of September 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 28, 2022 – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Faster Payments to Veterans’ Survivors Act of 2022 which will ensure veterans’ surviving family members or beneficiaries will receive the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits their loved ones earned through their service to our country in a timely fashion.Read full story

Ohio Writers Series: Joey Kim and Ayendy Bonifacio


The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County has a special treat lined up for patrons on Tuesday, August 9, when it welcomes Toledo, Ohio based poets Joey Kim and Ayendy Bonifacio. This event is part of the ongoing Ohio Writers Series at the Main Library, and like other events it includes readings by the authors, delicious mocktails, and an audience Q & A.Read full story