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September 08, 2020

News Release: New Analysis Shows Drastic Impacts of COVID-19 on PA, Hospitals

A new analysis released today shows the COVID-19 public health crisis will leave lasting scars on Pennsylvania and its hospital community. The report is a follow-up to an April analysis commissioned by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvanian and conducted by Health Management Associates.

September 04, 2020

U.S. House Leaders Press HHS to Stop Drug Companies from Undermining the 340B Program

Yesterday, Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Health Subcommittee Chair Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing strong concerns about recent actions taken by drug manufacturers that undermine the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

September 04, 2020

New HHS Action Plan Outlines Trump Administration’s Coordinated Rural Health Strategy

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new action plan focused on rural health care as part of its response to President Trump’s August 3 rural health Executive Order. This assessment, a product of the HHS Rural Task Force, is HHS’ first in-depth look at rural health care in more than 18 years. 

September 03, 2020

Federal Agencies Join Forces to Focus on Telehealth and Broadband Access

This week, the Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the co-signing of a Memorandum of Understanding combining their efforts to expand broadband, which would increase access to telehealth in rural America.

August 31, 2020

New CDC Data Shows COVID-19 Impacted Access to Care for Nearly 4 in 10 Americans

Recently released analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that nearly 40 percent of patients saw reductions in their access to one or more types of care as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. HAP has created a special webpage and resources to encourage Pennsylvanians to get their health care back on track.

August 28, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day: August 31

Monday, August 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day, a time to remember colleagues, friends, and family members who have lost their lives in the deadly battle with substance use disorder. It also is an opportunity to learn more about preventing overdose deaths in your community.

August 27, 2020

Americans of Color: More COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalizations, Deaths

Across the U.S., as the COVID-19 pandemic increases the health concerns and economic struggles of many American families, new studies continue to magnify the fact that certain Americans are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic’s devastation. Americans of color—Black, American Indian, Alaska Native Americans, and Latinx—are facing more COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths than White Americans.

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