HAP's Latest News

September 01, 2022

A New Framework for Preventing Overdoses

The FDA has introduced a new strategy to prevent overdoses this week, focusing on preventing unnecessary prescription drug exposure, harm reduction, and the development of new treatment options.

August 24, 2022

A Focus on Youth Mental Health

During the back-to-school season, behavioral health leaders across the nation are focused on supporting youth mental health and connecting kids to care.

July 20, 2022

Overdose Deaths Soared during Early Pandemic

U.S. drug overdose deaths increased 30 percent, and health disparities across racial and ethnic groups widened early during the pandemic, according to a new CDC report.

July 08, 2022

Budget Supports Pennsylvanians’ Mental Health

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) reacted to the General Assembly’s passage of the 2022-2023 state budget, which includes more than $142 million in additional funding to support behavioral health care.

June 02, 2022

A Focus on Behavioral Health

The pandemic has accelerated the need for more behavioral health providers and created barriers for patients seeking care, according to a new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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