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PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers funding

May 26, 2021 8:34 am

PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers

According to experts, one of the most under-discussed aspects of ARP is that it represents "not only the largest positive fiscal jolt to state and local budgets in decades, but also the one most supportive of local discretion."
This is how the City must tackle behavioral health needs with the American Rescue Plan money purpose

Apr. 14, 2021 3:18 pm

This is how the City must tackle behavioral health needs with the American Rescue Plan money

"Addressing the behavioral health needs of all Philadelphians will require robust, cross-sector interventions across a spectrum of health promotion, prevention and early intervention, treatment, and maintenance," says guest columnist Joe Pyle.
American Rescue Plan Act offers City opportunity to meet critical behavioral health needs purpose

Apr. 2, 2021 8:30 am

American Rescue Plan Act offers City opportunity to meet critical behavioral health needs

"We call on government, civic, and business leaders to think differently about how their resources impact mental health and substance use," say guest columnists Joe Pyle and Kate Williams.
Opinion: Costs of the pandemic to local, state governments must be covered by the federal government purpose

Jul. 2, 2020 10:00 am

Opinion: Costs of the pandemic to local, state governments must be covered by the federal government

Unless the federal government provides funding to make up the losses, there will be a catastrophic retreat from progress, says guest columnist Robert Brand.
Open letter to city council candidates: City and nonprofits have nuanced partnership method

Mar. 20, 2019 3:03 pm

Open letter to city council candidates: City and nonprofits have nuanced partnership

The nonprofit sector in Philadelphia is responsible for billions in revenue and more than a quarter of all employment in the city. Columnist Tivoni Devor thinks candidates for City Council should better understand what can help nonprofits keep going.
Show us our history results

Mar. 1, 2019 10:57 am

Show us our history

Drexel University says it will tend to the shuttered Philadelphia History Museum's collection of artifacts. That's a good thing, isn't it?
The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma results

Feb. 1, 2019 2:00 pm

The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma

The Take Care PHL initiative will aim to alleviate secondary traumatic stress in firefighters, correctional officers, social workers and the like.
Philly’s behavioral health team: The stigma against this addiction treatment is undeserved results

Jan. 30, 2019 7:40 am

Philly’s behavioral health team: The stigma against this addiction treatment is undeserved

Why the city mandated that medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder be made available at every residential substance use treatment provider it works with.
A community-supported fatality review might reduce overdose deaths in Philadelphia results

Jan. 28, 2019 12:52 pm

A community-supported fatality review might reduce overdose deaths in Philadelphia

"I strongly believe that the solutions are not going to be found in City Hall or in buildings downtown, but that they're going to be found by city officials working with community stakeholders and the people closest to the problem," said one advocate.
How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families? purpose

Jan. 25, 2019 1:16 pm

How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families?

Three homeless service pros describe the limitations of current tracking methods and advocate for better data sharing across city agencies.

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