Brett Sholtis, Reporter

Brett Sholtis is a reporter for PA Post. He’s also WITF’s Transforming Health reporter, focusing on health policy and personal health issues. Brett previously worked as a business reporter for York Daily Record. He’s a graduate of University of Pittsburgh.

Latest by Brett Sholtis


Thyroid cancer study re-ignites debate over Three Mile Island accident’s health effects

The 2017 Penn State College of Medicine study found a certain type of thyroid cancer to be common to those who were near the nuclear plant during the accident.

By Brett Sholtis

The importance of personal connections: A conversation with Dr. Jesse Gill

Personal connections and meaningful relationships can have a profound impact on mental well-being.

By Brett Sholtis

Struggling rural hospitals in Pa. to test new funding model

"The current incentives in the health care system are not appropriate for keeping our community healthy." 
By Brett Sholtis

U.S. attorney flags over 300 Pa. doctors for opioid prescriptions

"It may be specifically related to their type of practice, or tosome sloppy prescribing practices."
By Brett Sholtis

Pa. Health Department hiring scientists to study PFAS chemicals in drinking water

"It's not really clear if they ever go away. We're still studying what the medical effects will be."
By Brett Sholtis

Proposals call for more resources for emergency responders in Pa.

"Our goal is to make sure these men and women are getting the treatment they need."
By Brett Sholtis

Advocates flag concerns over Pa.’s new mental health law

Act 106 establishes a new standard for involuntary outpatient commitment.
By Brett Sholtis

Pa. budget would add $400 million to Human Services

The money would fund training programs and efforts to prevent opioid addiction, as well as help people with intellectual disabilities.
By Brett Sholtis

Three years after ACLU settlement, prisoners with mental illnesses still face long waits to be placed in state hospitals

The situation leaves people who have been deemed unfit to stand trial for alleged crimes locked up in county prisons for weeks or months
By Brett Sholtis

Lawmaker targets companies that profit from Medicaid claims

"This is a government program for some of the poorest of the poor, and no one should be making a profit on it to that extent."
By Brett Sholtis