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Pennsylvania Expanding Community-Based Services for Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilities

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that it has received $20 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to continue the Money Follows the Person (MFP) grant. MFP incentivizes states to focus on transitioning individuals out of long-term care facilities to be served in their communities in a…

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Strong Support for Gov. Wolf’s Executive Order to Overhaul Vulnerable Population Systems

Harrisburg, PA – Advocacy groups and legislators praised Governor Tom Wolf for signing an executive order Wednesday making sweeping changes to Pennsylvania’s systems that provide protections and support to vulnerable people. “The new Council on Reform met immediately after the announcement and is already hard at work identifying the changes our commonwealth’s systems need to…

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Executive Order – 2019-05- Protection of Vulnerable Populations

Subject: Protection of Vulnerable Populations Number: 2019-05 By Direction of: Tom Wolf, Governor Date: July 31, 2019 WHEREAS, all Pennsylvanians should be safe from harm, mistreatment, and abuse; and WHEREAS, the Commonwealth’s responsibility for the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians is demonstrated by its commitment to strengthen laws, regulations, and programs that protect its…

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Governor Wolf Announces $3.68 Million Youth Suicide Prevention Federal Grant

Harrisburg, PA – Members of Governor Tom Wolf’s health agencies, including the departments of Human Services (DHS) and Health (DOH), today held the first meeting of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force and announced receipt of a $3.68 million federal grant for youth suicide prevention. “Working together to prevent suicide is of paramount importance to all…

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