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09:55 ET Wolf Administration Extends Pennsylvania Home Heating Assistance Program Deadline

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will now have until April 7 to apply for financial help...


Feb 23, 2017, 14:12 ET PA Governor Wolf's 2017-2018 Budget Benefits Individuals with Disabilities

Today, Department of Human Services' Office of Developmental Programs Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler joined service providers at the Pennsylvania...


Feb 10, 2017, 10:02 ET Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Receives Technical Assistance Grant for Early Childhood Mental Health

Today, Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas announced the department is a recipient of an Intensive Technical Assistance grant through...


Feb 08, 2017, 11:49 ET Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Provides Grants Aimed at Improving Coordination of Care for Medicaid Patients

Today, Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas announced the availability of onboarding grant funds to help connect hospitals and...


Feb 02, 2017, 15:53 ET PA Department of Human Services Selected to Speak at National Medicaid Association Workshop

Officials from the Department of Human Services' (DHS) Office of Medical Assistance Programs were selected to participate in a two-day National...


Dec 08, 2016, 11:28 ET CHIP Celebrates One Year at the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas was joined by Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks), advocates, and stakeholders to...


Sep 08, 2016, 14:26 ET Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Announces $648M in Recoveries and Cost Avoidance

 The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced $648M in program integrity cost avoidance and recoveries – a $65M increase from...


Aug 30, 2016, 10:36 ET Pennsylvania Announces Selection for Community HealthChoices Managed Care Agreements

 Today, the departments of Human Services (DHS) and Aging announced that the commonwealth has agreed to move forward and negotiate agreements...


Aug 05, 2016, 10:21 ET Department of Human Services Adds Mount Nittany Exchange to the PA Patient & Provider Network

The Department of Human Services' (DHS) eHealth Partnership program today announced that Mount Nittany Exchange (MNX) is now connected to the PA...


Nov 19, 2014, 11:43 ET Department of Public Welfare and Pennsylvania's Statewide Adoption Permanency Network Recognized with Adoption Award

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) today announced that Pennsylvania's Statewide Adoption Permanency Network (SWAN) has received a 2014...


Nov 03, 2014, 12:35 ET Department of Public Welfare Encourages Pennsylvanians to Apply for Assistance with Home Heating Bills

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) today kicked off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for...


Oct 15, 2014, 13:17 ET Corbett Administration Official Receives Children's Environmental Health Community Award

The Departments of Public Welfare and Education announced today that Barbara Minzenberg, deputy secretary of the Office of Child Development and...


Oct 14, 2014, 16:31 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Receives $5 Million Grant to Serve Youth and Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) recently received a $5 million, five-year grant focused on improving life trajectories for youth...


Oct 08, 2014, 15:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Announces Winners of Statewide Contest for Artists with Disabilities

 The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) honored the winners of a new statewide art contest, "Art: The Universal Language," during...


Oct 07, 2014, 12:33 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Introduces Online Support Services and Document Submission

Individuals requesting child or spousal support will now have the option to submit court documents online using the e-Services feature on the...


Sep 24, 2014, 14:46 ET Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Bill Changing Department of Public Welfare's Name to Department of Human Services

Governor Tom Corbett today signed House Bill 993, officially changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) to the Department of Human...


Sep 23, 2014, 10:57 ET Crisis Counseling Hotline Established in Response to Pennsylvania State Police Shooting in Pike County

 The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) announced that a crisis counseling hotline is now available to those affected by the...


Sep 12, 2014, 12:38 ET Department of Public Welfare Awards Nearly $1 Million to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) today announced it has awarded $940,450 in Children's Trust Fund grants to eight Pennsylvania organizations....


Sep 03, 2014, 10:38 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Receives $4 Million Grant for Children's Health Program

 The Department of Public Welfare's Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services was awarded a $4 million grant for Project LAUNCH...


Aug 08, 2014, 13:49 ET Pennsylvania Receives $1.75 Million to Support Mental Health Services

 Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth today announced that seven Pennsylvania health centers will share $1.75 million in...


Jul 03, 2014, 12:45 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Urges People Not to Leave Children Unattended in Cars

The Department of Public Welfare today reminded Pennsylvanians that they must not leave children alone in cars or let them play in vehicles, even...


Jun 10, 2014, 11:56 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Hosts Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference

The Department of Public Welfare's Bureau of Autism Services today kicked off its seventh annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference in...


May 09, 2014, 14:10 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Furthers Commitment to Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) is hosting several events across the commonwealth to remind...


Feb 19, 2014, 15:07 ET Pennsylvania Submits Healthy PA Waiver to US Department of Health & Human Services

Governor Tom Corbett today submitted Pennsylvania's plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reform the state's Medicaid program...


Nov 26, 2013, 13:55 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Awards Mini-Grants to Child Care Programs

Providing Healthier Environments for Pennsylvania's Children  The Department of Public Welfare, with funding from The Heinz Endowments,...