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DHS ​Program Offices

​Office of Child Development and Early Learning
​Tracey Campanini (Acting)
​Office of Children Youth and Families
​Amy Grippi (Acting)
​Office of Developmental Programs
​Kristin Ahrens
​Office of Income Maintenance
​Lisa Watson
​Office of Long Term Living
​Kevin Hancock
​Office of Medical Assistance Programs
​Sally Kozak
​Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
​Valerie Vicari (Acting) 


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Office of Administration
​The Office of Administration's mission is to create partnerships to deliver quality service to customers through collaboration, consultation and supports. Services provided by the Office of Administration include administrative appeals/hearings, administrative services, equal opportunity in DHS programs, financial operations, fraud and abuse recoveries in medical assistance and third party recoveries, human services licensing, procurement and contract management. 

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Office of Child Development and Early Learning
​Since its inception in 2007, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) has focused on creating opportunities for the commonwealth's youngest children to develop and learn to their fullest potential. This goal is accomplished through a framework of supports and systems that help ensure that children and their families have access to high-quality services. OCDEL is jointly overseen by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education. 

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Office of Children, Youth, and Families
​Pennsylvania's child welfare system is county-administered and state-supervised. Child welfare and juvenile justice services are organized, managed, and delivered by County Children and Youth agencies and county Juvenile probation offices.

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Office of Developmental Programs
​The mission of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives. The office seeks to continuously improve an effective system of accessible services and supports that are flexible, innovative and person-centered.

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) voted to approve the Office of Developmental Programs HCBS and Licensing Regulations. Please visit the IRRC website for information:

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Office of Income Maintenance
​The Office of Income Maintenance is responsible for the oversight of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance program, also referred to as TANF, Medical Assistance, often referred to as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, which is the new name for the food stamp program, Home heating assistance, known as the LIHEAP program, employment and training services, and child support. All these programs are administered locally at the county assistance offices found across Pennsylvania. 

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Office of Long Term Living
​The majority of people will need assistance with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation, at some point in their lives, whether due to aging, injury, illness or disability. Knowing what types of services are needed, available and how to obtain them is not easy. Whether you need help now or are exploring future options for yourself or a loved one, services and supports available through the Pennsylvania Office of Long-Term Living can assist you.

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Office of Medical Assistance Programs
​The Office of Medical Assistance Programs administers Pennsylvania's Medicaid program, which is the joint state and federal Medical Assistance program that provides coverage for health care for eligible Pennsylvania residents. Medical Assistance provides coverage for health care services through a fee-for-service program as well as through the managed care program that is administered by contracted Managed Care Organizations. The Office of Medical Assistance Programs is also responsible for enrolling providers, processing provider claims, establishing rates and fees, contracting and monitoring of managed care organizations, and detecting and deterring providers and recipients fraud and abuse.

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Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
​Every individual served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system will have the opportunity for growth, recovery, and inclusion in the community, have access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends. The goal of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is to transform the children's behavioral health system to a system that is family and youth guided, implement services and policies to support recovery and resiliency in the adult behavioral health system, and assure that behavioral health services and supports recognize and accommodate the unique needs of older adults.

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eHealth Partnership
​The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership is responsible, under Act 76 of 2016, for the creation and maintenance of Pennsylvania's secure health information exchange, known as the PA Patient & Provider Network, or P3N. This includes certification of Health Information Organizations (HIO) connecting to the P3N "hub," maintenance of the patient opt-out and opt-back-in registry, and administration of grant programs to facilitate connections of health care providers to HIOs. The eHealth Partnership also works within DHS and across selected state agencies to facilitate health care provider reporting to various state registries, including immunization, laboratory reporting, cancer, syndromic (disease) surveillance, and clinical quality measurement.

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