Consumer Guide to Private Health Insurance Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Insurancedata.pa.gov | Last Updated 2020-07-29T18:45:44.000Z
Treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, also known as drug and alcohol issues, is essential to the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvanians. And, insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder benefits is critical to ensuring consumers can access and afford these services. In many cases, the laws and regulations governing insurance companies require certain services to be covered in certain ways. In order to ensure Pennsylvanians understand what benefits they are guaranteed access to, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department has put together this consumer guide to health insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment in the Commonwealth.
Uninsured Population Census Data 5-year estimates for release years 2017-Current County Human Services and Insurancedata.pa.gov | Last Updated 2020-06-25T15:02:07.000Z
The American Community Survey (ACS) helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation. This dataset provides estimates by county for Health Insurance Coverage and is summarized from summary table S2701: SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN THE UNITED STATES. The 5-year estimates are used to provide detail on every county in Pennsylvania and includes breakouts by Age, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Household Income, and the Ratio of Income to Poverty. An blank cell within the dataset indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute the statistic for that area. Margin of error (MOE). Some ACS products provide an MOE instead of confidence intervals. An MOE is the difference between an estimate and its upper or lower confidence bounds. Confidence bounds can be created by adding the margin of error to the estimate (for the upper bound) and subtracting the margin of error from the estimate (for the lower bound). All published ACS margins of error are based on a 90-percent confidence level. While an ACS 1-year estimate includes information collected over a 12-month period, an ACS 5-year estimate includes data collected over a 60-month period. In the case of ACS 1-year estimates, the period is the calendar year (e.g., the 2015 ACS covers the period from January 2015 through December 2015). In the case of ACS multiyear estimates, the period is 5 calendar years (e.g., the 2011–2015 ACS estimates cover the period from January 2011 through December 2015). Therefore, ACS estimates based on data collected from 2011–2015 should not be labeled “2013,” even though that is the midpoint of the 5-year period. Multiyear estimates should be labeled to indicate clearly the full period of time (e.g., “The child poverty rate in 2011–2015 was X percent.”). They do not describe any specific day, month, or year within that time period.
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OverdoseFreePA OverdoseFreePA is made possible by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and is directed and managed by the Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (TAC), University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The website is a result of collaboration with county and state partners across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our partnerships include: Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association Pennsylvania Medical Society Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Dental Association Drug Enforcement Administration 360 Strategy There are a growing number of Pennsylvania counties involved in ramping up overdose prevention, treatment, and recovery activities to address the opioid overdose epidemic. The counties involved are collaborating to develop resources that can be used by all Pennsylvanians to increase community awareness and knowledge of overdose and overdose prevention strategies as well as to support initiatives aimed at decreasing drug overdoses and deaths within the participating counties. As a centralized resource and technical assistance hub, OverdoseFreePA is a central repository for these efforts to facilitate increased treatment and prevention efforts in these communities. Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Pennsylvania, and the nation at large, is in the midst of opioid overdose epidemic. The TAC’s vision is to lead Pennsylvania communities to zero overdoses.The TAC hopes to achieve this vision by providing concierge technical assistance in the form of data driven recommendations and customized strategic planning to counties working to eliminate overdoses. The TAC strives to lead the field in identifying and sharing strategies to eliminate overdose through the central repository of OverdoseFreePA. Based out of the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy, the TAC assists counties and communities in assessing needs, building capacity to address the needs, developing and implementing data driven plans with high quality outcomes, and sustaining initiatives to eliminate overdoses, both fatal and non-fatal, throughout Pennsylvania. More information here -http://www.overdosefreepa.pitt.edu/who-we-are/
- API data.pa.gov | Last Updated 2019-04-16T21:25:15.000Z
This file contains information about expenditures made by candidates, lobbyists or committees for the purpose of influencing elections. It includes the identification number of the filer and information about the election (s) and filing cycle (s) during which expenditures were made, as well as general information about the payees. The data is also available and searchable on www.campaignfinanceonline.pa.gov.
- API data.pa.gov | Last Updated 2019-09-09T21:03:34.000Z
This contains information on completion of LEAN classroom and virtual courses by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees in support of the Governor’s initiative: “Government that works.” Lean is a systematic approach to reduce or eliminate activities that don't add value to the process. This approach is based on a set of principles which focuses on customer and encourages a workplace culture of employee engagement and respect for those who do the work. It’s about developing a mindset of continuous improvement and leveraging the knowledge of front-line staff, our subject matter experts, to identify incremental improvements that add up over time. Governor Wolf is seeking to streamline state services to make them easier, better, and faster to the benefit of the citizens of PA through adopting a Lean culture in PA agencies. The goal is to increase efficiency, remove waste, and to rethink how we do business to improve state services and better meet the needs of our diverse customer base. While Lean found its roots in a manufacturing environment, specifically through the Toyota Production System (TPS), the concepts and tools and have been successfully applied across all industries. Having previously implemented Lean in his private business, Governor Wolf is currently working with commonwealth agencies to embrace Lean at an enterprise level and ensure front line employees have a voice to challenge the old way of doing business.”
Emissions Inventory System (EIS) Emissions 2017 - Current Semi-Annual County Environmental Protectiondata.pa.gov | Last Updated 2020-05-12T21:21:29.000Z
EPA's Emissions Inventory System (EIS) contains information about sources that emit criteria air pollutants (CAPs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The EIS includes estimates of annual air pollutant emissions from point, non-point, and mobile sources in the Pennsylvania counties. EPA collects information about emission sources and releases an updated version of the NEI database every three years. The data made available in the NEI are used for air dispersion modeling, regional strategy development, setting regulations, air toxins risk assessment, and tracking trends in emissions over time. The data derived in the State of Pennsylvania is published and searchable online on the www.pa.gov website. This data will be updated annually for the prior calendar year in the first Quarter of the following year.
- API data.pa.gov | Last Updated 2020-01-27T01:46:27.195Z
Pennsylvania's current low unemployment rate has created a tight labor market with a shortage of job applicants. Looking ahead, slow population growth and an anticipated surge in retirements present an urgent need to attract more skilled workers to our commonwealth, retain the ones who are already here, and prepare the next generation of workers for in-demand careers.
- API data.pa.gov | Last Updated 2020-06-02T20:51:31.348Z
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This dataset contains summary information on candidate and committee campaign finance contributions received during the 2017 election cycle. The data is also available and searchable at www.campaignfinanceonline.pa.gov.
- API data.pa.gov | Last Updated 2019-04-16T21:25:20.000Z
This dataset contains summary information on lobbying expenses incurred during the 2017 calendar year. The data is also available and searchable on www.pa.lobbyingservices.pa.gov.