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....

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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...

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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...

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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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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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