Though accountability concerns remain, new regulations for intellectually disabled care advance

Though accountability concerns remain, new regulations for intellectually disabled care advance

On Thursday, the Independent Regulatory Review Committee approved an omnibus regulation package for the care of intellectually disabled Pennsylvanians that providers and advocates said would improve on the state’s current law, even as some fretted about accountability measures.

Revealed by the Department of Human Services in 2016, the regulations will undo some 2012 vintage rules around care for people with intellectual disabilities or autism, passed with little outside input.
Thursday, October 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Pashinski discusses importance of HB 1539 and kinship navigator programs

Pashinski discusses importance of HB 1539 and kinship navigator programs

On Thursday morning, Department of Human Services Secretary, Teresa Miller, and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary, Jennifer Smith, joined Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne), Rep. Katharine Watson (R-Bucks) and other legislators to announce grant funding that supports kinship navigator programs.

Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DHS Secretary announces nearly $52 million for evidence-based home visiting programs

DHS Secretary announces nearly $52 million for evidence-based home visiting programs

Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller hosted a press conference in the Capitol Media Center Wednesday morning to announce funding in the 2018-2019 budget for evidence-based home visiting programs. 

DHS supports four evidence-based home visiting programs, the Nurse Family Partnership Program, Parents as Teachers, Healthy Families America and Early Head Start. 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DHS discusses new service expansion funding for intellectual disabilities and autism

DHS discusses new service expansion funding for intellectual disabilities and autism

Department of Human Services Deputy Secretary for Developmental Programs Nancy Thaler led a press conference on Wednesday discussing the expansion of services that are now available for Pennsylvanians with autism spectrum disorder. 

At the press conference Thaler discussed how Governor Wolf's 2018-2019 budget included $74 million for support programs and services for these Pennsylvanians and their families. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DePasquale disappointed in findings from programs working to keep people warm, safer through winter

DePasquale disappointed in findings from programs working to keep people warm, safer through winter

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference on Tuesday morning where he released and discussed his special performance audit of two federally-funded programs to help keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe throughout the winter.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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