• 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. Eugene...

  • 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...

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    National LGBT Health Awareness Week

    The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Coalition for LGBT Health and the National Black Justice Coalition ask their members and supporters across the country to join in celebrating the 9th Annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week from March 28-April 1. LGBT Health Awareness Week aims to bring...

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    Scientists at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Eliminate HIV-1 from Genome of Human T-Cells

    A specialized gene editing system designed by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is paving the way to an eventual cure for patients infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In a study published online this month in the Nature journal, Scientific Reports, the...

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    2016 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

    The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. Highmark Inc. coordinates and underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes to the participating nonprofits. The primary goal of the walk...

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    A vaginal ring for HIV prevention? Two large studies show experimental devices hold promise

    In the fight against HIV, women have been severely limited in what they can do to protect themselves against the virus and it typically involves asking an infected partner to wear a condom. In recent years, those in wealthier parts of the world have also had access to a daily preventive pill — but the...