“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.
A new report highlights the advantages of kinship care for children in contact with Pennsylvania’s child-welfare system, and the need for increased equity in child placements.
Kin play a critical role in Pennsylvania’s child welfare system. Today, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC), the only statewide advocacy organization with a public policy agenda that spans the life of a child prenatally through adulthood, today released its first kinship report, Kinship Care in Pennsylvania: Creating an Equitable System for Families. Several children’s advocacy […]
After aging out of foster care when he was 18, Jonathon Thomas was homeless for about a half-year, couch-surfing at his friends’ homes.
Gov. Tom Wolf asked lawmakers Wednesday to raise income taxes on higher earners and give public schools a massive boost in aid, as state government faces a gaping deficit and uncertainty over how much more pandemic relief the federal government will send.