HHS releases long COVID report

Nov. 23, 2022
Human-centered design and research model. 

A new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) highlights patients’ experience of long COVID to better understand its complexities and drive creative responses by government leaders, clinicians, patient advocates and others. 

The report offers a variety of short-term and longer-term recommendations that come directly from the patient experience. For example, healthcare providers should develop and share materials about long COVID to educate patients and their loved ones. Insurance providers should update plan guidelines that align coverage with medical treatments that improve health outcomes for people with long COVID. Educators and employers should support accommodations for people living with long COVID that allow them to continue to work and study. Federal agencies should disseminate long COVID messaging to let people know long COVID is real and is a serious public health issue. 

HHS release