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The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is holding a series of virtual conversations on Monday, January 29, to discuss opportunities in modernizing tele-behavioral health services within the Commonwealth. These meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams, and time will be allotted for discussion. To facilitate discussions most efficiently, OMHSAS will hold three meetings based on stakeholder type: BH-MCO/Primary Contractor/County Mental Health Administrators, licensed service providers, and individuals who access services and their families. Please choose the most appropriate webinar for you. The licensed service providers forum will be at 11:00 am. Attendance will be taken so that feedback can be cataloged accordingly.

These conversations will drive OMHSAS closer to finding solutions to the complicated work of increasing access to behavioral health services that are utilizing tele-behavioral health platforms and ensuring service recipients have a choice. This first conversation will focus on psychiatric outpatient clinic services and telehealth.

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OMHSAS looks forward to you joining this critical conversation. If you have questions, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

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 program to make health care more accessible, improve quality of care and services, and design and evaluate innovative strategies in health care to help people live healthier lives. The department’s goal and vision for the waiver is to address Pennsylvania’s Medicaid participants’ health-related social needs with interventions that are both lifesaving and cost saving. Visit the Keystones of Health web page for more details.

Keystones of Health will focus on four key areas:

  • Reentry from correctional facilities;
  • Housing supports;
  • Food and nutrition supports; and
  • Multi-year continuous eligibility for children up to age 6.

DHS is offering the public the opportunity to come to virtual forums to learn more about Keystones of Health and the proposed services. During the forums, the public will be able to ask questions and submit comments. If you are interested in joining the public forums, the information is below:

Public Forum 1

  • Date: Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Register for Session 1
  • Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Webinar ID: 982 3951 9594

Public Forum 2

  • Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Register for Session 2
  • Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Webinar ID: 980 3834 3590

Public Forum 3

  • Date: Friday, December 14, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Register for Session 3
  • Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Webinar ID: 951 7040 4572

Please register to participate virtually. When you register, there will be an option to add the Public Forum to your calendar. Registration is not necessary to join by phone. Closed captioning will be provided during each public forum.

DHS also invites you to submit written comments on the draft application from December 2, 2023, through January 2, 2024, through the Public Comment Form.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has released a Save the Date announcement for the 2023 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) virtual forum. The topic for this forum, scheduled for November 2, 2023, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, will be “Focus on Lewy Body and Frontotemporal Dementias.”

Registration for the virtual forum will open on October 4, 2023. Questions should be directed to Heidi Champa, Aging Services Specialist, via email.

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Registration is open for the fourth annual virtual psychostimulant symposium, “Overcoming Barriers & Making a Difference.” The symposium will be held Wednesday and Thursday, December 7–8, 2022.

Pennsylvania continues to see a rise in stimulant misuse. However, data continues to show that polysubstance use has increased among individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD), as well. The symposium will use data to tell the story of what is happening across the state and nationwide. In addition, it will focus on addressing current issues that prevent individuals from seeking treatment or maintaining their recovery, barriers to treatment, and strategies to help them while making a difference in Pennsylvania’s communities. The goal of the symposium is to educate and provide resources to attendees to assist in their work to help Pennsylvanians suffering from SUD.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Register today.

Call 610-494-8044 or email registration with questions.

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently announced a “Save the Date” for an upcoming virtual forum with the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Related Disorders Task Force on November 4, 2021 from 9:00 am–12:30 pm. The primary topic of the virtual forum is Physician and Consumer Education in Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment.

Registration will open on October 13, 2021. Questions should be directed to Heidi Champa, Aging Services Specialist.