• Debunking Myths About HIV/AIDS

      On World AIDS Day, people from around the world gather for an opportunity to show support and solidarity with people living with HIV everywhere. While education and awareness regarding this topic have significantly improved over the years, there are still some common misconceptions about AIDS that continue to distort...

  • Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community

    Tobacco use within the LGBT community is dramatically higher than that of the general population. Data collected by the CDC shows that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals are twice as likely to use tobacco products as those who identify as heterosexuals. For women in the LGBT community this rate...

  • Alder Health’s World AIDS Day Essay Contest

    The CDC states that more than 1.2 million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 of them don’t know it.  Although the annual number of new diagnoses declined by 19% in the last decade, the work must continue around education and awareness. Many people are...

  • supporting you son or daughter when they come out

    Supporting Your Son or Daughter Before, During & After They Come Out

      Remember being a teenager? The struggle, the constant feeling that your world could come to end at any moment. Trying to fit in and avoid any major embarrassment. Adolescence is full of self-discovery, apprehension, testing independence, personal growth and a desire to just fit in. Sexuality and Gender Identity...

  • Latino/Hispanic Cancer Burden Report

    A press conference was held on September 9th at the State Capitol announcing the release of the first-ever report on the prevalence of cancer in the Pennsylvania Latino community.  This groundbreaking report was authored by our own Alder board member, Dr. Oralia Dominic of Highmark’s Health Equity division, and Dr....

  • FAB 2016: FAB Refreshed

     Saturday, September 10, 6:00 pm Pennsylvania State Museum 300 North Street, Harrisburg This year we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of several honorees, to be announced over the coming days. Learn more about the story of our President/CEO Rosemary Browne who will be amongst those being honored at this...

  • Gender Transition-Related Care Exclusions Prohibited For Medicaid Plans

    Issue Background On July 18, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services released its guidance on implementing a non-discrimination provision for Medicaid and CHIP that protects people from discrimination based on gender identity. Specifically, the commonwealth lifted its ban on insurance coverage for medically necessary gender transition-related health care through...

  • Harrisburg & Alder Health Stands with Orlando

    About 300 people gathered June 13 in Harrisburg to attend the We Stand with Orlando Rally in response to the nightclub shooting at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, FL. Multiple speakers, including Gov. Tom Wolf, expressed their grief and hopes. Alder Health Services CEO Rosemary Browne also addressed the rally....

  • April Is Sexual Assault and Prevention Awareness Month

    More than a quarter of a million people are sexually assaulted each year in the U.S., but you have the power to help change that. Here are some things you can do to support survivors and join the fight against sexual violence: Share the National Sexual Assault Hotline: It’s never...

  • April Is National Minority Health Month

    In 1985, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a landmark report, the Secretary’s Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health (Heckler Report). It documented the existence of health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States and called such disparities “an affront...