Category Archives for "My Healthy PA"

Tackling HPV Cancers

Tackling HPV Cancers.  The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent 30,000 Americans from getting cancer each year, but data from 2017 show that fewer than half of adolescents completed the HPV vaccination series.  In rural communities, adolescents are less likely than their urban peers to be aware of the HPV vaccine and its importance in […]

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New Data Show Growth in Rural Population

New Data Show Growth in Rural Population.  The Economic Research Service (ERS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports an uptick in population for the first time in nearly a decade.  In 2016-17, the rural population increased by 0.1 percent, adding 33,000 people. This annual report from the ERS also includes geographic variations in population trends […]

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Brief: Disability in PA, 2013-2017

Approximately 1.73 million Pennsylvanians (13.7%) have at least one disability. This month we highlight trends in the population with disabilities in PA according to the 2013-2017 American Community Estimates. Key trends include: A higher percentage of females and older persons had disabilities Ambulatory, or movement-based, disabilities were the most common type Those with disabilities had […]

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