SEPT. 16-20, 2019
Speak Out: Don't let THCGME program expire Sept. 19, 2019
The THCGME program is set to expire Sept. 30 unless Congress acts to reauthorize the funding. The THCGME program is vital to addressing the shortage of primary care physicians and increases the number of physicians who serve in medically underserved and/or rural communities. Use the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) Speak Out tool to reach out to Congress!
Today is World Patient Safety Day Sept. 17, 2019
Today is World Patient Safety Day, the launch of a World Health Organization (WHO) global campaign to create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making health care safer. Adverse events due to unsafe care is likely one of the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world. For more on patient safety, please click here.
Second measles case reported in Central Pa. Sept. 16, 2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed a second person with a suspected case of measles in York County. PennLive reports the first case, reported two weeks ago, affected sites in York and Hershey. Pennsylvania has recorded 14 cases of measles in 2019; more than 1,200 cases have been reported throughout the U.S. in the worst outbreak since 1992.