Download the questionnaire to nominate an individual, click here.
Community HealthChoices (CHC) is coming in January 2020.
The counties included in the third and final phase of the program’s implementation are:
What you need to know:
CHC information for providers or participants can be found at www.healthchoices.pa.gov. The website will be updated as events are scheduled, so please check back often.
Click here to take our online trainings and read CHC fact sheets.
Access a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about CHC by clicking here.
Contact a CHC managed care organization (CHC-MCO) to become part of their provider network:
AmeriHealth Caritas | Phone: 1-800-521-6007 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennsylvania Health & Wellness | Phone: 1-844-626-6813 email: email@example.com
UPMC Community HealthChoices | Phone: 1-844-860-9303 email: CHCProviders@UPMC.edu
Sign up and encourage your peers to subscribe to CHC emails here. By signing up, you will receive regular communications regarding CHC distributed from the Office of Long-Term Living.
Here’s a schedule of what’s coming in 2019
Late Spring/Early Summer 2019
Save the date for our upcoming provider summits in the Northeast, Northwest, and Lehigh/Capital zones. These summits are educational conferences specifically for providers to learn more about CHC. More information regarding times and locations coming soon!
Monday, May 13: Harrisburg Area Community College
Tuesday, May 14: Shippensburg University
Wednesday, May 15: Kutztown University
Thursday, May 16 (Transportation Session Only): Kutztown University
Monday, May 20: Edinboro University
Tuesday, May 21: Lock Haven University
Wednesday, May 22: University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Thursday, May 23 (Transportation Session Only): University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Tuesday, June 4: East Stroudsburg University
Wednesday, June 5: University of Scranton
Thursday, June 6: Bloomsburg University
Friday, June 7 (Transportation Session Only): Bloomsburg University
An introductory flyer will be sent to participants identified within the CHC population. View the flyer by clicking here.
Art by Gary Murrel
“Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), partners with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.
“The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. DD Awareness Month covers three main areas: education, employment and community living. Throughout the month of March we will use these themes to guide our weekly content.”
Read this article in its entirety at the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.org.
Click here to download as a .pdf file for enlarging / printing / sharing.
“Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims.” — MATT ROURKE / AP
“A state study released Thursday (February 14, 2019) found the number of Pennsylvania children killed or nearly killed after abuse had occurred spiked recently, increases likely driven by a new definition of abuse and an uptick in its reporting in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals.
“The state Human Services Department report into fatalities and near fatalities during 2015 and 2016 showed both types of reports were up sharply after being fairly level for the preceding six years.
“The number of substantiated fatalities and near fatalities ranged between 80 and 92 from 2009 through 2014. In 2016, that number was 127.”
The first session of the Building the Bridge Series is scheduled for March 8, 2019. Enrollment will be available and onsite throughout the event. This event will be held at the U.S. Army Heritage Education Center (Carlisle PA), where we look forward to collaborating with key stakeholders from the Veteran community pertaining to supports and resources in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties.
This year’s topics include:
Please join us for education, collaborative discussion and round-table sessions to further develop, strengthen and sustain working relationships.
Each week the Office of the Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Aging releases a Friday newsletter with information relevant to activities, issues and events for older Pennsylvanians and persons with disabilities across the Commonwealth.
Watch your email in March when we open registration for the PA Community Alliance Summit. More details to follow.
Here is a free training for a family member to become a Family Peer Support Specialist. The training is a total of five 8-hour days split between 2 weeks.
Check it out if you want to become a Family Peer Support Specialist.
Seats are limited.
You will need this training to become certified when the certification is finished.
In the future, this training will have a fee attached to it so if this is something you want to do, try to attend now when it is free.
If you have any questions, contact me or Jill Santiago, the trainer.
Her contact information is on the flyer below.
Karan A Steele Phone: 724-744-6537 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Prevention, Education & Outreach Coordinator
Beacon Health Options
P.O. Box 1840
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066-1840