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Community Benefit Update

The Community Benefit Update is a monthly electronic newsletter providing information about how Lancaster General Health is living its Mission “to advance the health and well being of the communities we serve.”

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If you have questions about Lancaster General Health's community health initiatives, please contact Alice Yoder, Director of Community Health, at 717-544-3283 or amyoder@LGHealth.org

October 2017 Edition

Increasing access to immunizations for school-aged children

New for the 2017-2018 school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health shortened the grace period that allowed children to attend school without all required immunizations from eight months to five days. Students not exempt due to medical, religious reasons or on the basis of a strong moral or ethical conviction similar are unable to attend classes.  Read more…

Hunger-Free Lancaster County celebrates two years

Hunger-Free Lancaster County, in partnership with Lancaster General Health, issued its second annual report, highlighting work that ensures sustainable access to three healthy meals a day for all Lancastrians.  Read more…

Lancaster brings cyclists to the city

Bicycling supports physical and mental health, the environment, economic development and quality of life. Having more bicycles on the road reduces traffic congestion, improves safety, promotes better air quality and increases physical activity in the population.  Read more…

Neuroscience Institute brings coordinated specialty care to Central PA

In September, Lancaster General Health opened The Neuroscience Institute, a unique resource for patients and providers alike that is focused on comprehensive neurological care.  Read more…

Let's Talk, Lancaster to offer Mental Health Co-pay Assistance Program

In September, Let’s Talk, Lancaster, in partnership with Lancaster General Health, launched co-pay assistance and mental health services for low-income individuals and families in Lancaster County.  Partners from Project Access Lancaster County (PALCO), Lancaster Osteopathic Foundation (LOHF), the Let’s Talk, Lancaster Coalition and the United Way work to increase access to mental health services, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and improve communication among between physical and mental health providers.  Read more…

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