HAP's Latest News

May 22, 2023

Taking Action on Behavioral Health

This month, HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospital community are urging state leaders to support our behavioral health system and patients across the commonwealth.

May 19, 2023

U.S. Depression Rates Reach Record High

The rate of adults who have been diagnosed with depression during their lifetime has reached a new high, and is nearly 10 percentage points higher than reported during 2015, according to the latest Gallup survey.

May 18, 2023

Measuring the Toll of U.S. Health Disparities

The economic burden of health disparities in the U.S. “remains unacceptably high” and has been increasing in recent years, according to a new study released this week.

May 12, 2023

FDA Revises Blood Donation Restrictions

The FDA this week finalized recommendations to assess who can donate blood, calling for the use of risk-based questions for every donor, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

May 10, 2023

Addressing a Nationwide Physician Shortage

Federal lawmakers in both houses have introduced HAP-supported legislation that would bolster the physician workforce, adding 14,000 Medicare-supported residency positions in the next seven years.

May 09, 2023

A Health Advisory for Teens and Social Media

For the first time, the American Psychological Association (APA) has released a health advisory on safe social media use for children and the training they need to be healthy online.

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