Policy Hearing – DHS Overnight Stays

Virtual PA

On October 27, Senators Haywood, Muth and Cappelletti will hold a policy hearing to learn about overnight stays of children in the Philly Department of Human Services’ offices.  We also hope to learn more about the cause of these challenges and whether this is related to facility closures, limited access to hospital beds, or minor consent regarding placement.  During this hearing the goal will be DHS accountability and system reform including legislation.

The hearing will be held virtually.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kceGrqz0rHdFQI0-xPiumiyi_XXtj46Pw

Policy Hearing – Health Equity: Enhancing Mobile & Community Clinics in PA

Virtual PA

On September 13, Senator Haywood will host a hearing on mobile and community clinics.  Given the availability of health equity funding for mobile and community clinics, we expect to learn more about best practices and utilization of mobile and community clinics.  We also expect to learn how we can expand on current efforts within the […]

Policy Hearing: Expanding School Based Health Centers in Pennsylvania

Virtual PA

On April 26th, Senators Muth and Haywood will host a hearing on the importance of expanding School Based Health Centers in the Commonwealth. School-based health centers (SBHCs) are a powerful tool for achieving health equity among children and adolescents who unjustly experience disparities in outcomes simply because of their race, ethnicity, or family income. It’s […]

Policy Hearing: #ItsOnUs: Combatting Sexual Assault on Campus

Virtual PA

On April 7th, 2022, Senators Muth, Cappelletti, Schwank, Collett, Hughes, and Santarsiero will host a hearing on the movement against sexual assault on college campus and the Governor's It's On Us package of bills designed to address this issue. The It’s On Us campaign is a national initiative started by the Obama Administration to raise […]

Tips on Searching for Scholarships

Virtual PA

Looking for another resource to help reduce higher educational expenses?  Join us on March 23rd at 6:00 pm in learning about resources and tips for applying for scholarships. A scholarship could make all the difference for a student trying to pay for their postsecondary education. Scholarships are free money that help students meet their educational […]

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Virtual Consumer Workshop Series

Virtual PA

This March, I am partnering with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to host two separate workshops to help consumers save money on their utility bills. On Wednesday, March 2 at 6 p.m., the workshop will feature information about ways to stay connected to your utilities and how to conserve energy. The second workshop, scheduled […]

Recurring

Virtual Consumer Workshop Series

Virtual PA

This March, I am partnering with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to host two separate workshops to help consumers save money on their utility bills. On Wednesday, March 2 at 6 p.m., the workshop will feature information about ways to stay connected to your utilities and how to conserve energy. The second workshop, scheduled […]

Policy Hearing – Addressing Pennsylvania’s School Staffing Shortages

Virtual PA

On February 1st, Senator Lindsey Williams will host a hearing to discuss and better understand school staffing shortages and needs in K-12 public education. The hearing will also have a focus on elevating solutions to address both the immediate crisis and strategies to support Pennsylvania’s public education workforce, schools, and students long term. This hearing will […]

Policy Hearing – Recovery Challenges with Substance Use Disorder

Virtual PA

The January 20th policy hearing, hosted by Senators Muth, Kane, and Tartaglione, will examine the challenges facing individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, drug-related deaths have increased almost 30 percent nationwide, meaning getting individuals into recovery and treatment is more important than ever. But for those in […]