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“My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.”

– Fred Rogers

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Become a Helper

With the end of the Public Health EmergencyThe Public Health Emergency (PHE) is a federal declaration that began in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the PHE, states must maintain the eligibility of most people receiving MA even when they were found to be ineligible.

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, many Pennsylvanians will need help understanding how their Medical Assistance benefits may change and what to do to renew their benefits.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a PA DHS Helper. You and/or your organization can help by using your existing communications channels – like social media and newsletters – to get trusted messages to your neighbors and community members. By signing up to be a Helper, you will receive information via email that will support you in this effort.

Sign up below to receive communications from the PA Department of Human services containing:

  • suggested messaging
  • key dates
  • social media graphics
  • self-printed materials
  • toolkits
  • important updates
  • and more...

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Sign up for important PHE Communications.

NOTE: Once you complete this form, you will receive a confirmation email and you MUST click the link in that email to complete the process. Please check you junk folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

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Registered COMPASS Community Partner

Community Partners are community-based agencies, organizations, coalitions, hospitals, church groups, sponsors of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and other groups that wish to help Pennsylvanians submit applications for health and human services.

Registered COMPASS Community Partners have access to a centralized location to help them manage their applications.

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