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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Alder Health Services Invited to Participate As Part of Statewide Health Advocate Group For LGBT

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) House of Delegates recently passed House Resolution #15-206 calling on PAMED to advocate to expand access to eliminate healthcare disparities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pennsylvanians, advocate for future research efforts that are specifically designed to investigate LGBT heath issues, and to make...

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