Annual State of Child Welfare Report Shows Uncertainty for Children, Families and Child Welfare System Amid Pandemic

Decreases in Child Protective Services Reports and Children Served in the Foster Care System Are 2020 Data and Do Not Reflect System Improvements In an effort to improve Pennsylvania’s child welfare system, the 12th annual State of Child Welfare report released by today by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children raises concerns about the need to strengthen […]

State Rep. Oberlander Honored by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children for Dedication to Children’s Issues

Be Someone for Kids Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Work to Better Protect Kids Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child prenatally through adulthood, presented Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) with its annual Be Someone for Kids award in recognition of her work to […]

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children Releases 2021 State of Children’s Health Care Report

More than 2 in 5 children in PA now rely on publicly funded or supported health insurance Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC), the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans a child’s life prenatally through adulthood, today released its 2021 State of Children’s Health Care in Pennsylvania: Health Insurance During the […]

2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book: Latest National Rankings for Child Well-Being Show Pennsylvania at 19

The 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows Pennsylvania ranks 19th for overall child well-being. The 50-state report of recent household data is a comprehensive review of child well-being and uses 16 indicators across four domains to rank each state: economic well-being, education, family and community, and health. […]

Press Release: Statement on Maternal Health Care Coverage and Mortality in Pennsylvania

“The Department of Human Services and Governor Wolf must provide for 12 months of coverage in Medicaid for mothers after the birth of a baby to improve health outcomes and address racial disparities. Maternal depression, a possible pulmonary embolism or complications from a heart condition don’t just disappear 60 days after giving birth.