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March 15, 2024

Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2024

On March 9, 2024, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024, which was approved by the United States Congress on March 11, 2024. As stated by the National ...

February 13, 2024

Shapiro Administration Releases Report, Recommendations to Improve Coordination of Care, Services for Children and Young Adults with Complex Needs     

2.12.2024 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) today released recommendations from its Blueprint Workgroup, an interdisciplinary group comprised of representation from state and local governments, health care, education, ...

January 29, 2024

Nursing Compact Statement of Policy

1/26/2024 This communication contains important information on a Joint Statement of Policy released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the State Board of Nursing, and the Department of Human Services, ...

January 19, 2024

Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) Announces New Model to Advance Integration in Behavioral Health

On 1/18/2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through CMS announced a new "no wrong door" approach for accessing mental health, substance use and physical health supports. This ...

January 11, 2024

Shapiro-Davis Administration Announces $155 Million in School Safety and Security Grant Funds

January 11, 2024 Shapiro-Davis Administration Announces $155 Million in School Safety and Security Grant Funds Funding Supports Improved Safety and Security and Mental Health Supports for Students and Staff in Pennsylvania’s ...

January 11, 2024

PA Department of Human Services (DHS) HOUSING STRATEGY FEEDBACK FORUMS

Please see the below message as a reminder about feedback opportunities for the Pennsylvania DHS 2024-2029 Housing Strategy, including upcoming virtual forums and a survey link.We value your time and ...

December 6, 2023

PA Department of Human Services (DHS) Public Forums and Comment Submission for 1115 Medicaid Program, Bridges to Success: Keystones of Health for Pennsylvania

12.6.2023 The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is developing an 1115 Medicaid program, Bridges to Success: Keystones of Health for Pennsylvania (Keystones of Health). DHS hopes to use this ...

November 29, 2023

PCCYFS Article: The Children’s Behavioral Health Services Workforce Shortage And Who It Affects

11/29/2023 The Fall/Winter 2023 edition of Healing Magazine focuses its “Spotlight” section on the evolving mental health workforce and on the impact workforce shortages have on the providing of care ...

November 8, 2023

Report examines strengths, challenges of PA congregate-care settings for teens

November 8, 2023 – Danielle Smith, Public News Service (PA) For young people with serious behavioral health challenges, a new report showed Pennsylvania’s congregate-care settings may be the best option. ...

October 19, 2023

Funding Opportunity! Request For Application (RFA) Announcement for Community to Home

The PA Department of Health (PA DOH), Bureau of Family Health is excited to announce a funding opportunity for community-based, non-profit organizations! From October 17, 2023, through December 19, 2023, ...