Health Care

More than two months after launch, Philly’s racial vaccine gap persists

Black residents remain under-represented among those who have received the first-vaccine dose compared to their share of the city’s population (44 percent)

Unlike rest of Pa., Philly residents with HIV/AIDS aren’t eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

In Pennsylvania, people living with HIV are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this is not the case in Philadelphia, which has separate vaccine guidelines from the rest of the state.

Pa. flunks on watchdog group’s COVID-19 testing report card | The Numbers Racket

According to the scorecard, the Keystone state earned an F grade for being 22.2 percent toward its testing target. 

Pa. health officials, vaccine providers say winter weather could delay shots

One major vaccine provider in South Central Pennsylvania said it’s already feeling the strain of the weather-related delays. 

Philly’s Trans Wellness Conference is going virtual

The largest transgender health conference world-wide, PTWC serves to educate members of the trans community, healthcare workers and intersections thereof, about physical and mental health issues facing trans communities.

Pennsylvania’s vaccine program is flailing. Nurses in the statehouse are out to fix it

State Sen. Maria Collett was beyond frustrated – and she wasn’t trying to hide it. 

Pa. Dems were right: It’s time for lawmakers to prioritize women’s, family health |...

It is time to prioritize the health of Pennsylvania residents by passing proactive bills that will positively impact their lives.

No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for...

To address the internet gap, we believe that policymakers must identify lack of internet access as a barrier and protect against its effects.

Let’s work for – not against – women’s health in 2021-22 | Opinion

Let’s craft, discuss and pass legislation that helps all women, all children, all families. 

Billions of dollars for Medicaid expansion dangled in front of holdout states

Holdout states include Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Pennsylvania already has opted into the expansion.