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November 19, 2020

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Unveiled

During a press conference today, Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD, announced that the state had made its COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan available for public review. The document outlines the logistics that will guide the state’s vaccination efforts, once the vaccines are ready.

November 18, 2020

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is November 19

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day will take place on November 19, 2020. This observance aims to promote worldwide awareness for pressure injury prevention, create interest in and education about pressure injury prevention, and reinforce relationships between national and local organizations that work in this space.

November 16, 2020

Mask Wearing and Flu Shots Protect Yourself and Others

As the Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to report record daily increases in COVID-19 cases across the state, preventing the spread of the illness remains a critical step in ensuing that hospitals continue to have the capacity and resources they need to treat every patient who needs care.

November 12, 2020

House Committee Holds Informational meeting on Review of the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program

In Harrisburg today, the House Committee on Aging and Older Adult Services held an informational hearing on the effectiveness of the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP). Chaired by Representative Gary Day (R-Lehigh), the committee which oversees policy concerning the aging population heard testimony from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, hospitals and health systems representing the Southwest and Northeast regional RRHCPs, and organizations representing long term care facilities.

November 11, 2020

HAP Thanks Veterans for Their Service

Pennsylvania is home to 840,000 veterans, the fourth-largest veteran population in the nation. HAP thanks these men and women for their service and sacrifices to protect our freedom and way of life. The association and its members also recognize that, as a result of these sacrifices, our veterans and their families sometimes need additional life supports, including help for health care challenges

November 10, 2020

Pennsylvania House Republican Leadership Team Elected

In Harrisburg today, Pennsylvania House Republicans held internal elections to determine who will lead their caucus during the 2021-2022 legislative session. While most of the leadership team will remain familiar, there were two changes with Representative Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland) taking on the role of Caucus Chair and, new to leadership, Representative Martina White (R-White) will serve as Caucus Secretary.