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Department of Health Focuses on Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness, Education

The Department of Health today urged everyone to take steps to educate themselves about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and emphasized the importance of getting...

Legislation Would Establish Family and Medical Leave Program

State Senators Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and Maria Collett (D-Montgomery/Bucks) have introduced “The Family Care Act” to establish a statewide Family and Medical Leave Insurance...

March 2019 Nursing Home Inspection and Sanction Information

In the March 2019 report, Pennsylvania Department of Health nursing home surveyors conducted 463 inspections at 305 nursing homes, including 260 complaint investigations. In addition,...

100 Tons of Prescription Drugs Destroyed through Drug Take Back Program

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Office of Attorney General’s Drug Take Back Program recently surpassed 100 tons of prescription drugs destroyed...

Gov says Getting High-Speed Internet Access to Rural EMS Can Improve...

Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined Department of Health Director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Dylan Ferguson...

Department of Health Works to Reduce Stigma of HIV, Discusses Health...

Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine encouraged all Pennsylvanians to be aware of the facts about HIV and discussed the health impacts the...
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Tick Talk: A Conversation About Lyme

PA still holds the crown for highest number of CDC reported cases of Lyme Disease making our state home to thousands of sick people. @drneilspector,...

Department of Health, PennDOT Commemorate Donate Life Month

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers, along with representatives from Donate Life Pennsylvania, highlighted...

State House Honors Rimersburg Couple for Cancer Awareness and Advocacy

Recognizing April 2019 as “Esophageal Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month” in Pennsylvania, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) honored Rich and Linda Horner of Rimersburg for...

Progress to get Full Lyme Disease Coverage for Patients

Legislation sponsored by House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) that would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related...

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