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ODP Announcement 24-064 is to inform trainers and learners of an upcoming system upgrade for the Medication Administration system. The system will be undergoing an upgrade starting Thursday, July 25, 2024, and ending Friday, August 2, 2024. During this time, it will be completely unavailable to learners and trainers. Please finish any self-paced learning by Monday, July 22, 2024, including online lessons, quizzes, activities, post multiple choice, and post written documentation exams.

If you have questions about this upgrade or if you need assistance during this transition, you may contact the Medication Administration Help Desk website to log a ticket. The help desk will be available to address any concerns during this transition.

Pennsylvania has launched a new website for the Enterprise Licensing System (ELS) project, designed to streamline and modernize the licensing, permitting, registration, certification, and incident management systems across four state agencies: the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Aging, and the Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs. The ELS will be implemented in stages over the next two years, with the aim of improving interagency collaboration and operational efficiency.

For more information and to stay updated on the ELS project, subscribe to the ELS ListServ. If you need additional information or have questions, you can reach out to OCYF through the Contact Us form.

If you have any other questions, please contact RCPA COO and Policy Director Jim Sharp.

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Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming addiction treatment, ending stigma, and supporting communities, is seeking individuals to test enhancements to its website and improve user experience. Participants, either those with substance use disorders or those who have assisted someone in finding treatment, should be 18 or older and available for a 30-minute to 1-hour video call. Testers will receive $75 for their participation. Interested candidates can view the current site and should email Shatterproof directly to participate.

View the flyer for more details.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced some upcoming changes to their website that will change the way individuals access licensing resources online. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania website is undergoing a wholesale redesign and migration in stages. The redesign is intended to highlight and create ease of access for all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania resources. The launch date for the DHS site is tentatively scheduled for May 28, 2024.

Due to the nature of the redesign/migration, all web addresses (URL) will change. Most of the web links you currently use to access licensing resources will automatically redirect, but some links, particularly those linking to or from PDF documents, may cease to work. A search function is included in the new website to assist in locating resources that may be lost due to URL changes.

The Bureau of Human Services Licensing (BHSL) will send additional communication after the full impact of changes related to the new website have been assessed. In the meantime, online search engines can help locate resources. You can also email for assistance.

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The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has announced the successful migration of data from the old registry site to the new Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Provider Registry website. All users can now log in to the new site and access all of their information. Users will still be able to log into the old site for any Early Childhood Education related activities but will now use the new site for all Early Intervention related tasks.

Please update your bookmarks with the new link. If you encounter any issues or have questions, please utilize the “Contact Us” button on the site or email directly. For all other Early Intervention related questions, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

ODP announcements are now available on the MyODP website. These can be accessed by going to the Communications tab and selecting “ODP Announcements.” Please update your bookmarks to the ODP Announcements web page by January 5, 2024. The announcement database on MyODP will no longer be available after this date.

6100 Annual Training Course Certificate Refresh

All courses listed in the Annual Training Catalogue will have new certificates available on January 5, 2024. Courses listed in the catalogue will have updated links. Please visit the Annual Training Catalogue web page for updated links after January 5.

MyTranscript Replacing Download Certificates Block

The Download Certificates block will no longer be available to users after January 5, 2024. This block did not contain all certificates that can be received on MyODP. Users should now use the MyTranscript report to view all accessed certificates.

The MyTranscript report can be found in the Transcripts block available in the right sidebar of any MyODP web page.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared that the MyODP learning site will not be accessible from 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2023, until 9:00 am on Monday, October 30, 2023, due to site maintenance. During this time, the MyODP home page and resource site will continue to be available. Please plan accordingly for accessing and completing training resources.

Goodwill Unveils Redesigned Website to Enhance User Experience and Showcase Mission-Driven Initiatives

HARRISBURG, Pa. (August 1, 2023) — Goodwill Keystone Area, a leading nonprofit dedicated to advancing sustainability in the communities it serves, today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, yourgoodwill.org. The revamped site, developed in collaboration with Sharp Innovations, is designed to provide a modern look and feel, streamline user navigation, and foster a deeper connection to the organization’s mission.

The revamped website offers an enhanced experience for both loyal supporters and new visitors, with easy-to-find information, user-friendly tools, and comprehensive summaries on the wide array of programs and services Goodwill offers throughout its 22-county territory. Key features include:

  • Refreshed Appearance: The website boasts an aesthetically pleasing design that captivates and inspires visitors to engage with the organization’s mission-related initiatives from the moment they land on the homepage.
  • Improved Navigation and Features: With a more intuitive layout and enhanced features, visitors can easily find the information they seek, whether it is about store and donation center locations, leadership, employment, or services offered by Goodwill Keystone Area.
  • Flexible Content Management Solution: The website is equipped with a new content management system that allows for easy updates and maintenance, ensuring that the platform remains relevant and up-to-date for future initiatives.

“We are thrilled to unveil our redesigned website, which embodies the essence of Goodwill’s mission-driven efforts and the compassion that drives our work,” said Mark McGaffin, Goodwill Keystone Area’s Director of Communications and Marketing. “Through this revitalized platform, we look to provide a seamless experience for those looking to donate and shop at our stores and, at the same time, highlight the work we are doing to advance sustainability in our communities so that individuals and families can thrive and flourish.”

About Goodwill Keystone Area

Goodwill Keystone Area serves 22 counties in central and southeastern Pennsylvania. As a nonprofit, revenue generated from the sale of donated goods in its retail stores and online auction site directly supports Goodwill’s mission to advance sustainability so that individuals and families can thrive and flourish. Goodwill fulfills this mission by recycling donations into training, paychecks, and careers. Additionally, as America’s original recycler, environmental sustainability has been central to Goodwill’s mission since its founding. To learn more, visit yourgoodwill.org.

Message from Woody Rosenbach, CEO of COMHAR, Inc.:

Dear Friends of COMHAR:

As we enter our 48th year of service, we continue to be proud of our unwavering commitment to our Mission of “Providing Health and Human Services to Empower Individuals, Families, and Communities to Live Healthier, Self-Determined Lives.” To that end, we oftentimes underplay the impact that we are having on these critical constituencies.

With that in perspective, it gives me great pleasure to announce the relaunch of our website.

The new website more broadly represents COMHAR in regard to our day-to-day operations, our mission, services, and our members!

  • Whether someone is looking for mental health, substance use, or intellectual disabilities services for themself, their family member, or loved one, COMHAR has a program for them.
  • For detailed program information, locations, news from COMHAR, career opportunities, or options to make donations, comhar.org is the place to go!
  • Sign up for our Newsletter, read our Annual Report, read member recovery journeys, contact us, check out community resources, and more!

I’d like to invite you to visit our new website…explore the various pages…and send me a note with your thoughts and impressions.

I look forward to hearing from you.


DDAP Modifies ASAM Transition Web Page, Archives Addendums That Outlined IOP Ratio and Daily Therapeutic Hour “Expectations”

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) has overhauled its ASAM Transition web page, removing previous references to “expectations for contractual compliance” in areas of ASAM Criteria where DDAP originally went beyond the Criteria as explicitly written. Newly revised information, including an updated “Guidance for the Application of The American Society of Addiction Medicine, 3rd Edition, 2013 in the Pennsylvania Substance Use Disorder Treatment System for Adults” and “ASAM Frequently Asked Questions” document, references the 1:15 intensive outpatient (IOP) counselor-to-patient ratio and the six to eight daily therapeutic hours at residential level of care as a DDAP “recommendation.”

The change is significant because, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuses Services (OMHSAS), per its HealthChoices Behavioral Health Program Standards and Requirements for Primary Contractors document, “the Primary Contractor and its BHMCO must ensure that the SUD providers in the network comply with program standards in the ASAM Criteria, included but not limited to admission criteria, discharge criteria, interventions/types of services, hours of clinical care, and credentials of staff as set forth in the ASAM transition requirements found at https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Professionals/Pages/ASAM-Transition.aspx.” In other words, providers were expected to be in compliance with any information published as an expectation on that page.

For months following DDAP’s testimony in Commonwealth Court that the IOP and daily therapeutic overreaches were simply “guidelines,” the provider community remained unclear on whether they would be required to comply with the “guidelines” as part of their contracts with the BHMCOs. Still, providers have not yet seen the evaluation tool that will be used to audit their compliance with ASAM Criteria despite DDAP’s expectation that they be “substantially aligned” with those Criteria by Jan. 1, 2022.