Part 1 of a two part webcast that will be the fourth in the Quality Management Certification Program Series
As part of Office of Developmental Programs' Quality Management Strategy, a QM Certification Program has been created to satisfy four objectives:
QM Module 104, Part One of the QM Certification Program is now available to all audiences so that stakeholders can have a shared understanding of the topic, tools, and resources. More information on the QM Certification Program and process will be provided by ODP in future announcements.
QM Module 104 QI Teams is the fourth webcast in the Quality Management Certification Program series.
Please see the attached document for more information.
The PA Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, has announced that Temple University Harrisburg will be managing the Medication Administration Program beginning June 1, 2015. Transition activities are currently in process. Please see the attached announcement for further detail regarding the transition to the new vendor and upcoming training dates that have been scheduled.
The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is pleased to announce that ADA In Focus Pennsylvania will be provided at NO CHARGE!
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE!
A one-day conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, Exit 80, I-81 - 604 Station Road - Grantville, PA 17028.
FREE conference to learn from the experts on the ADA!
Morning plenary panel session featuring speakers from Federal Agencies:
Keynote Address: C. Scott Wyatt, Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie-Mellon University
Naturally Better: How Accommodations and Flexibility Benefit Workplaces
Afternoon breakout sessions topics including:
For more information and registration click here.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Service (DHS) has announced the following leadership changes:
Leesa Allen has moved from 'acting' to the official Deputy Secretary of the Office of Medical Assistance Programs.
Abdoul R. Barry is the new Legislative Director. He was previously with the House Health Committee, where he served as Executive Director from 2011 to 2015. In this role, Barry developed the key competencies as a researcher and creator of and strong advocate for solutions to human services and health-related issues. As Executive Director, he played an important role in the passage of several pieces of legislation, including the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program and legislation that modernized the Commonwealth’s hospital inspection process. Barry has been a legislative advisor to members of the House of Representatives, explaining the complexities of the federal Patient Protection, Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid expansion. He started his career in government service as a Research Analyst in the Legislative Policy and Research Office.
Dr. Gregory Cherpes has also joined DHS as the Office of Developmental Program’s Medical Director. His clinical, research and educational efforts have been devoted to addressing the health care needs of people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Most recently, he served as the director of Behavioral Health and The Center for Prader-Willi Syndrome of The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. He previously was the medical director for Child, Adolescent and Developmental Disability Services at Allegheny East MH/MR (now Milestone Center), and is the former medical director of two of the state’s Health Care Quality Units. Cherpes earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a residency and a fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. He is board certified in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.
As part of its ongoing commitment to mental health awareness and education, the Department of Human Services (DHS) will host an event at 10 A.M. on Thursday, May 21 at the State Museum in Harrisburg.
“The State of Mental Health” is a free discussion that will present the public with an understanding of how coordinated care is being used to treat eating disorders and mood and substance use disorders in the Commonwealth.
"Thousands of Pennsylvanians live with mental illness," said Acting Secretary Ted Dallas. "Through HealthChoices, they can get the care they need to live their lives."
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“Individuals with eating disorders often abuse substances to cope with the painful feelings caused by a distorted body image and low self-esteem,” said Acting Department of Health (DOH) Physician General Rachel Levine. “Coordinated care addresses the whole person to restore individuals to good health.”
Featured speakers at the event will include: Department of Health’s Acting Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ Dr. Kenneth J. Martz, DHS’ Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services’ Medical Director and Chief Psychiatric Officer Dr. Dale Adair, MD, and Chief of Staff Lynn Patrone.
The hour and a half event will be divided into three segments for speaker presentations, roundtable discussion, and a question-and-answer period.
For more information about HealthChoices, visit www.HealthChoicesPA.com. For more information about the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, visitwww.parecovery.org. To take an eating disorder screening, visit www.mybodyscreening.org. For more information about drug and treatment services, visit www.ddap.pa.gov.