LGBT Health Awareness Week

Sponsored by the National Coalition for LGBT Health, the National Black Justice Coalition and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, this week focuses on the unique health challenges members of the LGBT community face within our larger healthcare family. Resources from various organizations across the country work to: –...

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SYNC 2017 Conference

Have you registered yet for the SYNC 2017 conference, set for 4/24-4/25, in Arlington, VA, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel? With the rapid changes and challenges in the health care sector, the need to come together and SYNC on pressing issues from access to delivery is greater than...

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Holiday Depression in the LGBT Community

The holiday season can have an adverse effect on anyone suffering from depression, but especially those within the LGBT community. As a time that is typically spent with family and friends, the holiday season can highlight strained or lost relationships, which is something that many LGBT individuals experience. Along with...

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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 has significantly improved over the years, there are still some common misconceptions about AIDS that continue to distort the...

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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...

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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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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....

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