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IDD Update
June 19, 2013

PCPA is working with Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Dual Diagnoses Initiative Lead Marlinda Smith to determine next steps regarding service to individuals. Members interested in participating on a short-term focus group addressing positive initiatives to facilitate improvements in services, please save the date  of July 31, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m., and notify Ms. Smith (marlsmith@pa.gov) and Linda Drummond (linda@paproviders.org) about your willingness to participate. The meeting will be at the PCPA office.

Western Region Positive Practices has established a web site to serve as a resource hub for dual diagnosis information. Resources include a glossary of terms, information on select western counties, and links to other agencies addressing this issue.

On July 17, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. the Statewide Positive Practices Committee will host a video conference at PaTTan in Harrisburg, King of Prussia, and Pittsburgh. More information is available form the link. 

Elimination of Unnecessary 1:1 Staffing – A Catalog of Resources, is available from Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care. These resources were developed from the Southeast Positive Practices Committee initiative which included PCPA and a variety of stakeholders.

The ODP Independent Monitoring for Quality annual training is July 23-24 at the Harrisburg Hilton. The agenda and registration information is available here.

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