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May 11, 2022

Assessing the Health of Rural Hospitals during COVID-19

The nation’s rural hospitals faced financial pressures and workforce shortages prior to COVID-19 and will need additional support to avoid closure in the years ahead, according to a new report on rural health care.

May 09, 2022

HAP Leadership Summit Day 1: A Focus on Behavioral Health

Pennsylvania’s hospitals are focused on behavioral health across care settings and are dedicated to achieving better health outcomes in their communities. 

This afternoon, HAP’s Leadership Summit kicked off with a focus on behavioral health. COVID-19 has amplified existing challenges in behavioral health care, especially the state’s shortage of post-acute placements and behavioral health treatment options.

May 04, 2022

Latest KFF Poll: Parents Need More Information on COVID Vaccines for Young Children

About 18 percent of parents say they will get their children under 5 vaccinated “right away,” if the nation’s public health agencies authorize COVID-19 vaccines for this age group. Another 38 percent said they would “wait and see,” according to the latest COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).

May 03, 2022

U.S. Hospitals See Encouraging Signs during March

After a challenging start to the year, U.S. hospitals saw outpatient volumes and revenues rise during March, but significant challenges remain for the rest of 2022, according to Kaufman Hall’s monthly National Hospital Flash Report.

May 02, 2022

AAP Calls for End of Race-Based Medicine

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) today called for fundamental changes in the ways medicine is practiced to eliminate race-based guidelines that have contributed to disparities in care.

April 29, 2022

Where Does Your County Rank for Health?

A new report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation evaluates the health of all 67 Pennsylvania counties and thousands of others across the U.S.