Pa Head Of Health Department

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Department of Health in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania Department of Health is a cabinet-level agency in Pennsylvania. ^ "Health: About Us". www.dsf.health.state.pa.us. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ^ "Gov. Wolf to Nominate Alison Beam as Secretary of Health, Names Dr. Wendy Braund as Interim Acting Physician General".

Who is Pennsylvania’s new Secretary of Health?

Pennsylvania’s secretary of health, Rachel Levine, spoke at the state’s Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa., in May. Credit... President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has tapped Pennsylvania’s secretary of health, Rachel Levine, to be the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services.

What is the role of the PA Physician General?

As Physician General, Dr. Levine advises the governor and the secretary of health on health policy, and participates in the decision-making process of other executive departments on medical and public health-related issues. At the Department of Health, Dr. Levine has focused on Pennsylvania’s need to increase its childhood vaccination rates.

Who is the chief counsel at the Pennsylvania Department of Health?

Yvette Kostelac is the Chief Counsel at the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Ms. Kostelac has been an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Health since 1990.

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