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Feb 19, 2014, 03:07 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, 01:55 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Awards Mini-Grants to Child Care Programs

The Department of Public Welfare, with funding from The Heinz Endowments, has awarded 39 mini-grants to child care programs to achieve higher quality ...


Nov 25, 2013, 01:58 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Awards Grants to Organizations Targeting the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

The Department of Public Welfare has awarded $1.5 million in grants to 13 organizations with programs for parents and families focused on the...


Nov 20, 2013, 02:00 ET PA Department of Public Welfare Reminds Pennsylvanians to Apply Online for Assistance with Home Heating Bills

As the cold weather sets in and demand increases for assistance, the Department of Public Welfare is strongly encouraging Pennsylvanians eligible for ...


Nov 15, 2013, 12:04 ET Pennsylvania Highlights November as National Adoption Month

Pennsylvania is commemorating November as National Adoption Month, raising awareness through a new campaign to find families for the 2,500 children...


Nov 07, 2013, 03:15 ET Behavioral Health Forum Addresses Needs of 1.1 Million Veterans in PA

The Department of Public Welfare today hosted a Behavioral Health Forum that focused on addressing the needs and improving access to care for more...


Nov 04, 2013, 10:30 ET Department of Public Welfare Encourages Pennsylvanians to Apply for Assistance with Home Heating Bills

The Department of Public Welfare today kicked off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for 2013-14 ...


Oct 28, 2013, 11:22 ET Federal Stimulus Funding for Food Stamp Program Set to Expire on Nov. 1

Federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be reduced on Nov. 1, 2013 by approximately 5.4 percent due to the expiration...


Sep 26, 2013, 02:55 ET Affordable Care Act Upgrades Will Require Pennsylvania Health and Human Services System Outage

Pennsylvania's health and human services online system, COMPASS, will be temporarily unavailable for several periods of time beginning 8 a.m.,...


Aug 27, 2013, 02:30 ET Low-Income Pennsylvanians to Receive Additional Help with Home Energy Bills

The Department of Public Welfare today announced that extra financial help will be provided to Pennsylvanians who received the Low-Income Home Energy ...


Jul 18, 2013, 01:57 ET Department of Public Welfare Hosts Job Fair in Philadelphia

The Department of Public Welfare kicked off a statewide effort in Philadelphia today to recruit income maintenance caseworkers and entry level...


Jul 10, 2013, 11:16 ET Conference Highlights Work of Families and Professionals in Facilitating Nearly 35,000 Adoptions During the Past 20 Years

Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly D. Mackereth attended an annual conference today where she recognized families and professionals that have...


Jun 20, 2013, 12:19 ET Department of Public Welfare Highlights Governor Corbett's Investments in Quality Early Learning Programs

Department of Public Welfare Deputy Secretary Barbara Minzenberg today highlighted Governor Tom Corbett's $3 million budget proposal to fund the...


Jun 10, 2013, 10:30 ET Department of Public Welfare Highlights Governor Corbett's Investments in Quality Early Learning Programs

Department of Public Welfare Deputy Secretary Barbara Minzenberg today highlighted Governor Tom Corbett's $3 million budget proposal to fund the...


Jun 04, 2013, 01:47 ET 2012 Annual Child Abuse Report Notes Increase in Reports of Suspected Abuse

The 2012 Annual Child Abuse Report reflects an unprecedented increase of 2,286 calls of suspected abuse and/or neglect to the state's child abuse...


Jun 03, 2013, 03:00 ET Autism Initiative will Provide 30,000 Pennsylvanians with Essential Information

A new statewide autism resource center will provide important autism information for an estimated 30,000 Pennsylvanians and their families living...


May 20, 2013, 02:38 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Releases Letter to Independent Fiscal Office

Acting Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly D. Mackereth today released a letter to the Independent Fiscal Office regarding the organization's recent...


May 13, 2013, 12:00 ET Department of Public Welfare Recognizes Foster Care Month

The Department of Public Welfare is recognizing May as Foster Care Month in Pennsylvania. At an awareness event today in Harrisburg, "Walk a Mile in...


May 10, 2013, 12:03 ET New Initiative Launched to Reduce Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare today launched a broad, long-term initiative called "Mental Health Matters" to help reduce the stigma...


May 01, 2013, 03:29 ET New Online Questionnaire Speeds Up Child and Spousal Support Process

Individuals applying for child or spousal support for the first time will now have the option to complete a new questionnaire online that will help...


Apr 25, 2013, 02:46 ET Grants Offered to Improve Environmental Health in Early Childhood Education Programs

The Department of Public Welfare is offering $200,000 in mini-grants to child care centers to work toward achieving higher quality environmental...


Apr 23, 2013, 03:14 ET Department of Public Welfare Sends Letter to Legislature Expressing Concerns over the Future of the Federal Medicaid Funding Match

Acting Secretary from the Department of Public Welfare Beverly Mackereth today sent a letter to the four Appropriations chairmen in the legislature...


Apr 10, 2013, 10:29 ET Pennsylvania DPW Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

Governor Corbett, along with the Department of Public Welfare (DPW), is recognizing the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect this month...


Mar 27, 2013, 10:54 ET Pennsylvania Launches Adoption Mobile Website

Pennsylvania today launched one of the nation's first adoption mobile websites, providing easier access for those looking to adopt one of the nearly...


Mar 20, 2013, 01:47 ET Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards Will Be Unavailable for Several Hours March 23-24

The Department of Public Welfare is alerting all Electronic Benefit Transfer card users that they will be unable to use their card beginning 11 p.m....