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DHS News April 2009

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OBH incorporates Single Point of Accountability for adult consumers
SPA is allowing adults to overcome problems related to mental illness and substance abuse and to get the full benefit of available resources. This is because SPA is changing the way the provision of behavioral health services is coordinated.

DHS youth to perform at national event in D.C.
Two teens from the DHS Office of Behavioral Health System of Care Initiative will be featured as one of six youth acts to perform at the national Hear Me NOW: A Celebration of Resiliency through the Performing Arts event.

DHS hosts Head Start Week press conference, announces open house schedule -- distribution of stimulus money explained
The region’s Head Start programs are slated to get a one-time $1.86 million boost from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to information revealed at a press conference.

DHS ahead of the curve on being green, still much work to do
Recycling and conserving paper, supporting staff that opt for cleaner commutes and purchasing remanufactured ink and toner cartridges are some of the ways DHS is moving towards green.

Senior Celebration in the Park to focus on healthy lifestyle for seniors
On May 21, DHS Office of Community Relations and Area Agency on Aging, in collaboration with many other Allegheny County departments, will host “Senior Celebration in the Park” from in South Park.

April Kudos
A CYF Caseworker and three Area Agency on Aging staff receive this month's kudos for their outstanding work.

DHS Calendar: Wellness Expo 2009, May 29