Feds sending Pa. $98M for health infrastructure upgrades | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 21, 2022

The money will be used to pay for staffing and planning upgrades, as well as data modernization, the state's top public health official said.


Reproductive coercion is a form of domestic violence | Denise Johnson

BY: - November 20, 2022

Let’s not let pregnancy mortality be another unintended consequence for victims of domestic violence.

Six Pa. counties classify as ‘maternal health deserts,’ new report says

BY: - November 1, 2022

The report, which uses data from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration found that Cameron, Forest, Greene, Juniata, Sullivan, and Wyoming counties because “there were no hospitals providing obstetric care, no birth centers, no OB/GYN and no certified nurse midwives.”

Pa. physician general, acting health secretary cautions against restricting abortion access

BY: - July 19, 2022

Pennsylvania Physician General and acting Health Secretary Dr. Denise Johnson joined Democrats on Tuesday in cautioning against restricting abortion access, testifying before a committee that medical decisions should be between an individual and their doctor.

Pa. Physician General discusses Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Crawford County

BY: - April 8, 2022

The overall NAS incidence rate in Pennsylvania is 11.9 cases per 1,000 live births, according to the Department of Health’s 2021 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome report. 

With Pa. Facing ‘critical shortage,’ state physician general issues call for donations

BY: - February 3, 2022

Speaking to reporters from the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank in suburban Harrisburg, state Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson said the commonwealth is experiencing a shortage in its blood supply and urged eligible residents to donate blood. 

State health officials welcome students back to school, urge districts to utilize testing resources

BY: - August 23, 2021

As many schools in Pennsylvania begin to welcome students’ return to the classroom, state officials reiterated the need for schools and individuals to follow federal guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Speaking to reporters at Mt. Lebanon School District, in Allegheny County, on Monday, state and local officials were notably celebratory in their remarks.  […]

Wolf admin. officials push for tick-borne illness awareness

BY: - July 27, 2021

“This summer, don’t let a tick make you sick,” acting Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson said Tuesday.