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Clinton Administration Broadcast News

Listed below are recent audio clips from Secretary Shalala and other HHS officials as well as audio public service announcements. Click on the links to listen and then download the audio file.
December 20, 2000
  • Secretary Shalala announces the nation's first-ever standards for protecting the privacy of Americans' personal health records. This new regulation will protect medical records and other personal health information maintained by health care providers, hospitals, health plans and health insurers, and health care clearinghouses. (41 sec) [3.5M]

    December 14, 2000
  • Secretary Shalala discusses the results of the 2000 Monitoring the Future Survey conducted by HHS' National Institute on Drug Abuse, a component of the National Institutes of Health. (21 sec) [1.7M]

    December 11, 2000
  • HRSA Administrator Dr. Claude Earl Fox discusses the release of the State Health Workforce Profiles - a comprehensive guide on the status of health care employment nationwide. These first-ever profiles provide detailed data on the supply and demand for physicians, nurses, dentists, and some 20 other health care professionals in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. (24 sec) [2M]

    October 12, 2000
  • Commemorating October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Surgeon General David Satcher reminds women that they can get free screening exams for breast and cervical cancer even if they do not have health insurance. (29 sec) [2.5M]

    October 10, 2000
  • Dr. Nancy Cox, chief of the Influenza Branch at the Centers for Disesase Control and Prevention, discusses the delay in availability of flu vaccine this year and the importance of ensuring that high risk individuals get vaccinated first. (24 sec) [2.1M]

    September 14, 2000
  • HCFA administrator Nancy-Ann DeParle discusses improvements and updates in the Medicare & You 2001 handbook, which provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive Medicare information available to inform seniors and people with disabilities about their Medicare benefits, rights and responsibilities. (31 sec) [2.6M]

    August 31, 2000
  • Secretary Shalala discusses the results of the 1999 National Household Survey conducted by HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (30 sec) [2.5M]

    August 9, 2000
  • Secretary Shalala discusses the need for outreach efforts to encourage parents to participate in the State Children's Health Insurance Program. (23 sec) [1.9M]
  • Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher announces the release of the Surgeon General's Report on "Reducing Tobacco Use." (1 min 12 sec) [6.1M]

    July 12, 2000
  • Secretary Shalala discusses prescription drugs at the 35th Medicare Anniversary ceremony on July 12, 2000, at HHS. (1 min 9 sec) [5.4M]

    June 27, 2000
  • Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher discusses new guidelines to assist individuals in their efforts to stop smoking. (19 sec) [1.7M]

    June 16, 2000
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala discusses the need for passage of President Clinton's prescription drug plan. (33 sec) [2.9M]
  • Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher discusses the link between oral health and overall general health as it relates to children. (1 min 32 sec) [7.9M]
  • PSA informing parents about how they can get health insurance for their children. (English = 1 min 3 sec [5.4M] ; Spanish = 1 min 1 sec) [5.3M]
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