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January 30, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Announces Partnership to Connect Medicaid Enrollees to Employment and Training Programs

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller and Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak joined leadership from Pennsylvania's seven physical health Medicaid managed care organizations and Nancy Dischinat, executive director of Workforce Board Lehigh Valley to announce a new partnership that will connect Medicaid recipients to employment and training programs.

The Medicaid Work Supports initiative will identify and connect Medicaid enrollees to resources that can help address barriers to employment and lead to more success in the workforce.

"The Wolf Administration strives to build a Pennsylvania that works for everyone, and that includes making meaningful, sustaining employment accessible to all people, particularly underserved communities that may experience greater barriers to finding and retaining employment," said Sec. Miller. "We want all people to be able to work, but we cannot do so in a way that is punitive or risks access to the health care people need to be able to get a job. The Medicaid Work Supports initiative will create that connection to employment and training."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_01.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller announces new resources for Medicaid enrollees that will address employment barriers and connect to training programs, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_02.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller announces new resources for Medicaid enrollees that will address employment barriers and connect to training programs, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_03.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Corey Coleman of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, talks about his organization's efforts to work through obstacles with Medicaid enrollees, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_04.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller announces new resources for Medicaid enrollees that will address employment barriers and connect to training programs, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_05.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director at Lehigh Valley Workforce Development, outlines the main obstacles to employment, including transportation and childcare costs, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_06.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller announces new resources for Medicaid enrollees that will address employment barriers and connect to training programs, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_07.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak discusses how his department will work with the Department of Human Services to assist people in finding employment, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_08.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak discusses how his department will work with the Department of Human Services to assist people in finding employment, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_09.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Corey Coleman of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, talks about his organization's efforts to work through obstacles with Medicaid enrollees, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17743_DHS_WORK_TRAINING_CZ_10.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director at Lehigh Valley Workforce Development, outlines the main obstacles to employment, including transportation and childcare costs, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 30, 2020.