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2024 Pennsylvania Health Equity Summit: Uniting for Joy, Justice, and Equity

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in partnership with Harrisburg University, is organizing a statewide Health Equity Summit on April 4-5 in Harrisburg and online, themed “Joy and Justice.”

The summit aims to eliminate health disparities in Pennsylvania by 2030 by bringing together stakeholders from various sectors to discuss solutions for improving health equity. Key areas of focus will include social determinants of health, maternal health, environmental justice, climate change, and health equity policy.

Dr. Debra Bogen emphasized the importance of this event in aligning with the State Health Improvement Plan’s objectives.

Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President for The California Endowment, will be the keynote speaker on April 5. The event will include panel discussions, and registration is open until March 22. The summit will be held at UPMC Health Tower and the Harrisburg University main campus building, with options to attend in-person or virtually.


Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

Daily Forecast, April 21, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 52.23°F and a low of 35.2°F. The humidity

Candie Sue Diffenderfer 1963-2024

Candie worked in the Prothonotary’s office at the Fulton County Courthouse, and later at Irving Accounting and U.S.A. Cartage in Williamsport, MD.

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