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February 11, 2021

CDC Study Highlights Protection from Mask-Wearing

A new report released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted the importance of proper mask-wearing and evaluated two possible strategies to improve the fit of masks to limit the spread of COVID-19.

February 10, 2021

HAP Achievement Awards: Abington – Jefferson Health

HAP’s Achievement Awards showcase exceptional programs throughout Pennsylvania’s hospital community. This week, HAP is proud to recognize Abington – Jefferson Health for its program to enhance recovery and reduce opioid use for mothers after Cesarean delivery.

February 10, 2021

Biden Administration Orders Review of Public Charge Rule

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order asking federal agencies to review the Trump Administration’s public charge rule and other immigration policies that could impact immigrants’ access to health care and other government services.

February 09, 2021

PA Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Tool

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today announced the launch of Your Turn, an online resource tool that educates Pennsylvanians about where they fall in the COVID-19 vaccine prioritization effort and alerts residents when it is their turn to schedule an appointment for the vaccine.

February 08, 2021

PA Hearing: Vaccine Shortage Continues to Pose Challenge

The COVID-19 vaccine supply shortage remains the largest obstacle slowing the pace of vaccination across the commonwealth, area hospital, community, and public health leaders told the House Democratic Policy Committee during a public hearing today.

February 08, 2021

100 Years toward Better Health

As reported in HAP Update, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) will be proudly marking its centennial during 2021 with a look back at 100 years of milestones, advocacy, and support for Pennsylvania’s hospitals and health systems, while celebrating a unifying theme of “100 Years toward Better Health.”