Pennsylvania Department Of Health Launches Redesigned Web Site

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today unveiled the redesigned, easier to use Department of Health Web site.

The Web site address is and can also be accessed through Pennsylvania's official homepage at

"This new, more user-friendly Web site uses the latest technology to give Pennsylvanians easier, more direct access to Health Department programs, services and information," Dr. Johnson said.

The redesigned site makes it easier for users to: obtain information on state health programs and services; acquire fact sheets on diseases or illnesses; and apply for official copies of birth certificates. The Web site also offers easy access to a wide range of health-related statistics the department compiles on a regular basis.

The Web site is now broken down into three easy-to-understand tabbed areas: "You & Your Family's Health"; "Health Professionals & Providers"; and "About Your Health Department."

"You & Your Family's Health" users will find customized sites for women and men's health, information on various health topics from A to Z, maternal and child health, tips for a healthy lifestyle and emergency preparedness information.

"Health Professionals & Providers" users will find many resources including the PA Health Alert Network (PA-HAN) - a communication network among state and local public health agencies, health care providers, hospitals and emergency management officials to get the word out; Health Department Reports; Communicable Disease Fact Sheets; and the Healthy People 2010 and State Health Improvement Plan Goals.

"About Your Health Department" users will find specific information about the structure and background of the Health Department including a message from the secretary and his bio, Health Department history and an overview, and other organization information.

"This is the first major update of the Department of Health's Web site since 2001," Dr. Johnson noted. "As we move forward, we will work to make our Web site more accessible to the citizens of Pennsylvania."

For more information about the Department of Health, visit, or call 1-877 PA HEALTH.

CONTACT: Troy Thompson, Pennsylvania Department of Health, +1-717-787-1783.

Pennsylvania Department of Health

CONTACT: Troy Thompson, Pennsylvania Department of Health,+1-717-787-1783

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