Health Care

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.

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

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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

Health Care

Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Summit welcomes the region’s top healthcare experts and officials

The summit’s panels focused on elder care, innovations in primary care delivery and more

Opinion

Opinion: Make mental health professionals first responders to prevent more unnecessary tragedies

Suicide Prevention Month spotlights the urgent need for health professionals to respond to mental health crises.

Health Care

Q&A with state Rep. Rick Krajewski

A keynote speaker at the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Summit previews the event and his policy priorities

Philadelphia

Proposed supervised-injection legislation roils Philadelphia City Council

The bill would ban supervised injection sites from every district except one covering West and Southwest Philadelphia.

Campaigns & Elections

Opinion: PA’s 2023 election provides a chance to protect abortion for years to come

Planned Parenthood PA PAC Executive Director Signe Espinoza writes that 2023 is not an off-year election.

Gun Control

Mary Gay Scanlon joins Philly advocates in calling for assault weapons ban

The Democratic congresswoman met with gun control and public school advocates in Philadelphia Thursday