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September 16, 2020

Advocates for Medical Research Call for NIH Investments

A broad coalition of medical research advocates, including researchers and stakeholders representing more than 300 organizations and institutions including HAP, are urging Congress to make funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority.

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.

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.

August 25, 2020

Survey Highlights Persistent Vulnerability in Insurance Coverage Among Americans

Last week, the Commonwealth Fund released the results of its Biennial Health Insurance Survey, 2020, and highlighted the “persistent vulnerability” in health insurance coverage, foreshadowing an even bigger crisis in coverage: as U.S. job losses resulting from the pandemic continue to increase, many more Americans also will lose their employer-based health insurance.

August 24, 2020

Influenza Vaccinations: CDC Recommendations

Because the influenza season likely will coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over the age of six months without contraindications receive the influenza vaccination.

August 04, 2020

National Associations Join Together to Encourage Americans to #WearAMask

The American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Nurses Association (ANA) have released a public service announcement (PSA) urging Americans to take three simple steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19: wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and wash hands frequently.

July 30, 2020

HAPevolve's COVID-19 PREP

Portable Response Emergency Plan (PREP) is a web-based, mobile app created to house health care facilities’ emergency plans