Health Care

Health Care

PA, other state governments try to prepare for the ‘silver tsunami’

About 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day. As the nation’s aging population continues to climb, states and the federal government are working to get plans in place to care for older adults.

Health Care

A Philadelphia program helps parents tackle substance use with doulas

The Philadelphia Community Doula Support program can help new parents avoid overdoses and court-ordered family separations.

Commentary

Commentary: It’s make-or-break time for Penn Highlands Healthcare

One of the commonwealth’s key health systems faces an uncertain prognosis.

News & Politics

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans being treated for minor stroke

The Philadelphia Democrat said he expects to return to Washington in six weeks

Law Enforcement

Mayor Cherelle Parker’s Kensington ‘resolution’ clears out tent encampment around open-air drug market

The dismantling of tent encampments Wednesday morning came on the final day of a 30-day outreach window in the struggling neighborhood

Technology

How Philadelphia plans to spend $80M in EDA Tech Hub funding

A consortium of over 100 regional organizations outlined how the "precision medicine" hub would operate

Capitol Beat

Josh Shapiro calls on PA Senate to pass medical debt relief legislation

The governor’s 2024-25 budget calls for a $4M investment in medical debt relief.

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Ask the Experts

‘We have no time to waste’: Fighting back against the maternal mortality crisis for women of color

City & State talks with three experts about how to improve maternal health for women of color in the commonwealth

Health Care

What Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court abortion ruling means

The state Supreme Court sent a case on Medicaid-funded abortions back to the Commonwealth Court.

Capitol Beat

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania

A proposed amendment to the state Constitution would take several years

Health Care

States hope doulas can deliver better maternal health outcomes

The Department of Human Services is working with the nonprofit Pennsylvania Doula Commission to increase the number of licensed doulas by offering subsidies for the commission’s certification fee

News & Politics

On the Agenda 2024: State and local issues to watch

Here are the biggest challenges state and local government leaders will confront in the new year.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia attempts to put accessibility at the forefront of disability data

The city’s disability map can help policymakers deliver more inclusive and accessible services for those living with disabilities

Philadelphia

Overdose deaths among Black Philadelphians rose by nearly 20% in 2022

The city announced there were more than 1,400 overdose deaths last year

Jobs

A Q&A with L&I Secretary Nancy Walker

City & State speaks with Walker on workforce challenges across the state