Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine today released the following statement regarding her nomination to serve as Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services under the Biden Administration.
“It has truly been an honor to serve the people of Pennsylvania under the leadership of Governor Tom Wolf. He is a tremendous leader with an incredible vision for Pennsylvania, and it has been a highlight of my career to serve in his administration.
Since I began state service in 2015, I have been laser focused on building a healthy Pennsylvania for all and I am proud of the work we have done at the Department of Health during my tenure.
Our work on addressing the opioid epidemic has saved lives and developed innovative models to get people into treatment and into recovery.
I am proud of the work we have done to fight diseases such as HIV and Hep C, as well as preventing diseases through our childhood immunization programs.
I am proud of the work we have done as an administration to address health equity, and the work I have done personally to raise awareness about LGBTQ equity issues.
And I am extremely proud of the work we have done during the last year to save lives in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve Pennsylvanians, and all Americans, as part of the Biden Administration if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed to this position.”