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Town Hall

Multidrug Resistant Organisms in Medically Complex Adults Living at Home, Non-Institutional, Shared Living
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Register for this event!

This webinar is for all interested stakeholders. Presentation topics from Dr. Rabea Khadimi and Dr. Antonie Auguste will include multidrug resistant organisms in medically complex adults living at home, non-institutional settings, and shared living.


Rabea Khedimi, MD
Rabea Khedimi, MD, is a faculty member and ID Specialty Physician with UPMC/ID Connect. Rabea served as the Chief of the Infection Prevention and Control at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has been involved in the management of patients with suspected infectious diseases since she joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Khedimi completed her internal medicine training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Elmhurst and her Infectious Diseases Fellowship training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her career as a Clinician-Educator and Clinician-Administrator includes leadership roles at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Elmhurst Hospital in Queens and Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Infectious Disease Attending at Montefiore Medical Center. She also served as a Co-Director of Microbiology/Infectious Diseases courses at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Khedimi has experience in both teaching and providing clinical care to patient with HIV, Hepatitis B and C, STDs, and other infectious diseases. She also has expertise in infection control and was most recently the Chief of the Infection Prevention and Control Department at the NYC HHC/Elmhurst Hospital.

Antonie J. Auguste, MD, MPH
Dr Antonie J. Auguste has been recognized as an IDSA Fellow (FIDSA). Dr. Auguste serves the ID division at UPMC/ID Connect. Her primary role focuses on providing inpatient on infectious diseases consultation services via the Infectious Diseases Telemedicine service to multiple additional sites across telemedicine sites and rounding on the in-person services at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Additionally, she provides telemedicine infection prevention and control consultation to various telemedicine sites. Antonie earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, and she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the State University of New York at Stony Brook University Hospital and School of Medicine. She obtained her MPH degree from Columbia University School of Public Health and has a BA degree in biology from Columbia University.

Kate Gass, RN, BSN, CIC
With a varied background in clinical nursing and nursing management, Kate has spent time working in intensive care, emergency departments, and the cardiac cath lab. Earning her ASN from Butler County College and BSN from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, she is certified as a cardiac invasive specialist and is also certified by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

As a follow-up to the Alert released on June 15, 2023, regarding upcoming regional town hall events on the Department of Aging’s Master Plan on Aging in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, an update was just received about the Harrisburg session. Due to scheduling challenges for panelists related to the budget development, the Department of Aging will be postponing the Harrisburg kickoff until July 2023.

A new invitation and meeting announcement will be sent to members once the new date has been set.

The Department of Aging has released their invitation for an upcoming regional town hall event regarding Pennsylvania’s 10-year Master Plan for Older Adults. This plan is being developed as a result of the Governor’s Executive Order, which is to enhance the health, well-being, and quality of life for older adults and adults with disabilities.

The Town Halls recently announced will be held on:

  • June 27, 2023, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center at Harrisburg Community College, 1 HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • June 29, 2023, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

For additional information or to RSVP your attendance, please contact the Secretary of Aging’s office via email.

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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) are hosting a Town Hall focused on Behavioral Health Telehealth Services for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism (ID/A).

The Town Hall will provide an overview of the Telehealth for ID/A project and opportunities for engagement, including details on future stakeholder focus groups. The meeting will also host breakout rooms to gather stakeholder feedback on the benefits and barriers of telehealth for individuals with ID/A.

This is an opportunity for you to assist the Commonwealth by providing feedback on how telehealth works for you or someone you care about and giving suggestions for broadening and improving the service for the ID/A population.

We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall. However, if you cannot make it, maybe you know someone else who can. Please feel free to forward this invitation to other interested parties. Please register for the meeting using the link below.

Register for the November 7, 2022 Town Hall

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Monday, July 11
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Self- Advocates United as 1 invites individuals with disabilities and their families to join a town hall meeting with the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) representatives. Use this call as an opportunity to voice your questions and concerns. See the flyer for more information, including instructions on how to join the event.

The Department of Human Services recently issued an announcement regarding upcoming Sandata Alternate Electronic Visit Verification (Alt EVV) Town Hall meetings. The EVV Town Hall will include an overview of the integration process for both Home Health Care Services and Personal Care Services. DHS is requiring all previously certified Alt EVV vendors to recertify with newly updated Alt EVV technical specifications.

The Town Hall meetings are scheduled for:

  • April 11, 2022, from 1:00 pm–2:30 pm; OR
  • May 27, 2022, from 12:00 pm–1:30 pm.

The previously shared date for the Town Hall meeting (March 25, 2022) has been rescheduled to the April 11 date. The content for both meetings will be the same. Due to capacity limits, advanced registration is required.

Questions about EVV should be sent via email.

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Join RCPA on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 3:30 pm–5:00 pm for a Town Hall to review the preliminary rate impact findings by the Center for Disability Information (CDI), followed by a discussion on how this data will inform public comment.

This Town Hall is sponsored by RCPA, PAR, MAX, The Alliance of Community Service Providers, and The Arc of PA. This webinar is open to any member of a sponsoring organization.

Register for the Town Hall today.

As a reminder, please submit your Rate Impact Analysis Tool to the Center for Disability Information by COB on January 14. This tool was created to help inform providers of the impact of the revised rates on your organization and to help frame public comment on these rates. You can download the tool here.

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians are encouraged to ask their job search and unemployment compensation (UC) questions during the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) twenty-third virtual town hall, which will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm today, Thursday, October 29.

How to Participate in the Town Hall

A livestream will be online at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry website. Those without Internet access can listen by calling 833-380-0719; however, phone lines are limited, so we ask that they be reserved for individuals who need them.

Participants using the phone lines can ask questions directly of our UC expert. Individuals livestreaming the town hall can submit typed questions that will be read to the UC expert by a moderator. To protect participants’ personal confidential information, detailed answers about individual claim questions cannot be answered during the town hall.

Reminder to Guard Personal Information

L&I recently became aware of fraudsters who are posing as L&I employees during calls to Pennsylvanians. These fraudsters will ask for personal and confidential information such as usernames, passwords, and social security numbers, under the guise of helping with issues related to unemployment compensation. Pennsylvanians are reminded that L&I employees will never call and ask for your username, password, or full social security number.

Scammers have also been posing as L&I and US Department of Labor (DOL) officials in emails and social media messages in attempts to obtain individuals’ personal and confidential information. L&I does not offer assistance over social media due to the inability to guarantee confidentiality and security; as a result, any messages received from “L&I” over social media are likely fraudulent and should be ignored.

Emails appearing to come from L&I or the US DOL may be spoofed by fraudsters. Individuals should never click a link in an email and provide their username and password. The safest way to log into an account is to type the URL of the website into the browser window.

For more information on identifying fraud, what to do if you believe you have been a victim of fraud, or how to report fraud, visit L&I’s website.