Navigation Links
Pennsylvania Counties Receive Grants to Improve Services for Children
Date:9/5/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children and families across Pennsylvania will have better access to comprehensive services to protect their health and well-being through nearly $2.9 million in grants that were announced today by the Department of Public Welfare.

To better integrate services for children and families, the department began developing the nation's first Integrated Children's Services Planning initiative, ICSP, in 2004. Through this initiative, children in need of multiple services can receive comprehensive individualized services for all their treatment needs regardless of what service they first utilize.

"We are now beginning our fifth year of integrating children's services and remain committed to ensuring that children have the opportunity for a safe and healthy beginning," said Secretary Estelle B. Richman. "Through these grants, counties will be better equipped to help children and their families in need gain access to the quality childhood experiences necessary for them to develop into productive adults."

Awarded through the ICSP planning process, these grants will help counties continue improving services for children, including the prevention of child abuse and neglect; permanency planning; early intervention; mental retardation, child care, and behavioral health.

The grants were awarded following a review process that involved more than 75 individuals representing counties, providers, family members and staff members from the state departments of Public Welfare, Health, and Education, as well as the Juvenile Court Judges Commission.

Using the grant funds, counties will invest in creating the infrastructure to support comprehensive "no wrong door" services for children, including developing common screening and assessments processes, integrated case management, integrated prevention planning, and/or streamlining intake procedures across children serving systems.

To date, counties receiving grants include:

-- Allegheny $250,000

-- Berks $35,800

-- Blair $50,000

-- Butler $58,475

-- Cameron $45,442

-- Chester $90,395

-- Clarion $42,376

-- Crawford $135,000

-- Elk $24,500

-- Erie $38,900

-- Greene $114,500

-- Lycoming $80,000

-- Northumberland $116,845

-- Tioga $79,300

-- Washington $76,600

-- Wayne $72,300

-- Westmoreland $59,255

The Department of Public Welfare helps people meet their basic needs by providing health care and other critical support services for children, the elderly, people with chronic diseases, persons with disabilities and low income families and adults in Pennsylvania. DPW is dedicated to promoting, improving, and sustaining the quality of family life; breaking the cycle of dependency while protecting and serving Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. Visit DPW on the Internet at: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us.

CONTACT:

Stacey Witalec

(717) 787-4592


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll Lauds American Red Cross Blood Donor Day
2. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Hires Patient Safety Liaison to Help Healthcare Facilities Implement Guidance
3. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Highlights Renewable Energy, Health Care Reform at Ag Progress Days
4. Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Releases Data Supporting Mandatory Use of Motorcycle Helmets
5. Pennsylvania Department of Health Confirms Rabid Kitten Found in York County
6. IPC The Hospitalist Company Enters Ohio and Pennsylvania Markets
7. $15 Million Donation From The Karabots Foundation Enables The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia to Open a New Pediatric Care Facility in Norristown, Pennsylvania
8. Pennsylvania Seniors Medicare Advantage Benefits at Risk
9. New Law Signed by Governor Rendell Expands Newborn Screening in Pennsylvania
10. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Signs Bill Ensuring Continuity of Care for Children, Young Adults with Autism
11. Governor Rendell Issues Executive Order Regarding Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Angela Cotey, a noted general dentist in Mt. Horeb, ... with or without a referral. Dr. Cotey knows that interceptive orthodontics in ... When patients receive early treatment, they may achieve straight teeth with less treatment in ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Curio Wellness , a premium medical ... of the company’s executive management team with prominent executives from both inside and outside ... Chief Operating Officer, Ted Dumbauld , who has more than twenty years of ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... , ... Immunotherapy has emerged as one of the most promising options for ... the next revolution in our fight against this complex disease. One of the most ... inhibitors such as PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors. , While a few single analyte immunohistochemistry ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , ... March 29, 2017 , ... The Wharton School ... and Julie Taffet Moelis, W’81, have made a $10 million gift to establish the ... opportunity that will provide a pathway to a Wharton MBA for highly-qualified Penn undergraduates ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find ... the event, the Los Angeles World Airports will light up the evening sky by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017   Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... of Cynthia L. McHenry (Cyndi) as ... for leading Dynatronics manufacturing, distribution, and purchasing operations ... Dynatronics, CEO Kelvyn H. Cullimore, Jr. ... search process conducted by the company as it ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 29, 2017 On March 28, the U.S. Food and ... with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and primary ... approved by the FDA for PPMS. Ocrevus is an ... "Multiple sclerosis can have a profound impact ... M.D., director of the Division of Neurology Products in ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Medicure Inc. ... release financial results for the year ended December ... 26, 2017. The results are being released later ... financial statements will include the operations and balances ... 1, 2016.  This release and filing date meets ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: