Senators skeptical over proposed human services agency consolidation

Senators skeptical over proposed human services agency consolidation

In a situation unique to recent budget hearing history, four departments up for potential consolidation appeared jointly before the Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday to answer questions about the proposed merger and various agency operations.

 

Normally appearing separately—as they did in the House—the agencies discussed the merits of the proposed consolidation and worked to assuage the fears of senators skeptical of the alleged benefits of the merger.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
State, local officials continue focus on combating opioid epidemic

State, local officials continue focus on combating opioid epidemic

Officials at the state and local levels continued their focus on combating the opioid epidemic in a number of events held Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Department of Aging announces formation of Long-Term Care Council

Department of Aging announces formation of Long-Term Care Council

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging this week announced the formation of the Long-Term Care Council, authorized under Act 64 of 2015 to replace the Intergovernmental Council on Long-Term Care.

 

The 35-member council will be chaired by Aging Sec. Teresa Osborne and will represent long-term care stakeholders, policymakers, consumers, caregivers, and advocates.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Sec. Karen Murphy discusses new Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force

Sec. Karen Murphy discusses new Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force

Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy was joined by Attorney General Bruce Beemer, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne and multiple others to discuss recommendations of the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force. 

This task force was designed to improve and make changes to nursing homes in Pennsylvania. These changes will be aided by the $1.2 million that is being provided by the Office of Attorney General from a recent settlement with Reliant nursing homes.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Women in Pennsylvania Government: Secretary of the Department of Aging Teresa Osborne

Women in Pennsylvania Government: Secretary of the Department of Aging Teresa Osborne

Secretary of the Department of Aging, Teresa Osborne, joined The PLS Reporter for "Women in Pennsylvania Government."

Sec. Osborne began her career in the Department of Human Services 26 years ago, and hasn't looked back since. She admitted that her grandmother was a big part of why she entered this field. Sec. Osborne watched her grandmother fall ill and she saw how the social workers brought her family comfort and she claimed "something clicked with me" which made her want to pursue this career path. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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