PA Office of Advocacy and Reform

PA Office of Advocacy and Reform Our mission is to advocate for all vulnerable people in our Commonwealth across all state government agencies, convenings, and communities to continuously reform our policies and procedures to achieve excellence in our outcomes and theirs.

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The Pennsylvania Prison Society has released its report on the impact of Covid-19 on PA's citizens in state prisons.  Re...
10/06/2020
Prison Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Pennsylvania Prison Society has released its report on the impact of Covid-19 on PA's citizens in state prisons. Read the full report!

https://issuu.com/prisonsociety3/docs/covid-19surveyreport_jc_9.23__

The Prison Society has been monitoring the spread and mitigation of COVID-19 as it relates to Pennsylvania prisons and jails. In order to get a first-hand perspective, the Prison Society conducted its first ever survey of incarcerated people. Some 345 people in Pennsylvania state custody filled out....

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-announces-health-reform-plan-that-focuses-on-affordability-acce...
10/05/2020
Wolf Administration Announces Health Reform Plan that Focuses on Affordability, Access, Equity and Value for All Health Needs

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-announces-health-reform-plan-that-focuses-on-affordability-access-equity-and-value-for-all-health-needs/

Amid the pandemic, rising health care costs and magnified health inequities, Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled a plan that addresses comprehensive health reforms focusing on both physical and behavioral health and promoting affordability, accessibility and value in health care.

10/01/2020

OAR is putting together Action Teams to help implement the Trauma-Informed PA Plan. We'll be launching in October with 13 teams staffed by 0ver 100 trauma and ACEs experts from various fields. Stay tuned for an announcement of the full roster of HEAL PA volunteers!

PA's mobile Covid App is here!  COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)...
09/27/2020
COVID Alert PA | PA.GOV

PA's mobile Covid App is here! COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS) provided by Apple and Google. Install it today!
https://www.pa.gov/covid/covid-alert-pa/

Home > COVID Alert PA COVID Alert PA App COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS) provided by Apple and Google. Download the App You can now add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 by going to the G...

Check out the Pennsylvania Trauma-Informed Network on ACEsConnection!  This was the first goal from the Trauma-Informed ...
09/20/2020
Home | Pennsylvania Trauma-Informed Network | ACEsConnection

Check out the Pennsylvania Trauma-Informed Network on ACEsConnection! This was the first goal from the Trauma-Informed PA Plan to be achieved. Find resources, learn best practices, connect to others who care about preventing and healing trauma and ACEs.

https://www.acesconnection.com/g/pennsylvania-trauma-informed-network

National Governors Association Chooses Delaware to Participate in Adverse Childhood Experiences Learning Collaborative [Delaware.gov] Elizabeth Prewitt, ACEs Connection Staff · 8/27/201:16 PM Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Wednesday, Au...

https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/michigan-psychiatry-resources-covid-19/adults-general-resources/mindfulness-m...
09/15/2020
Mindfulness & Managing Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Psychiatry | Michigan Medicine

https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/michigan-psychiatry-resources-covid-19/adults-general-resources/mindfulness-managing-stress-during-covid-19-pandemic

3 Key Points Gentle, kind awareness of our experience in the present moment Notice without judgment when the mind gets hijacked by stress/ difficult emotions Re-engage with life with compassion towards oneself and others, and with the wisdom that this difficulty, too, shall pass Mindfulness is somet...

https://www.acesconnection.com/g/Parenting-with-ACEs/blog/aces-teach-us-why-racism-is-a-health-equity-issue-dr-flojaune-...
09/06/2020
ACEs teach us why racism is a health equity Issue: Dr. Flojaune Cofer (Part One)

https://www.acesconnection.com/g/Parenting-with-ACEs/blog/aces-teach-us-why-racism-is-a-health-equity-issue-dr-flojaune-cofer-part-one

Dr. Flojaune Cofer and Ben Duncan , each from public health backgrounds that focus on health disparities, addressed ACEs in the context of health equity for their panel entitled ACEs, Race, and Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing the Role of Race and Racism in ACEs Exposure and Healing . Cof...

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