PA Quarterly Connections

Quarterly Connections is a summary of the latest news for our customers, providers, state and county officials, legislators, and community stakeholders interested in behavioral health services:

Fall 2023

Introducing the Behavioral Health Matters Podcast
Magellan Hosts Plenary Discussion at Annual Harvest Full of Hope Conference
Magellan Coordinates the 2nd Annual Bucks-Mont Food Drive
New Crisis Center Opened on November 1 in Cambria County
Best Practices for Holiday Emotional Wellbeing
2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Health & Human Services Job Fair at Penn State Lehigh Valley on April 11
Magellan’s Pennsylvania Team Volunteers in October at Food and Social Services Organizations

Spring 2023

Important Resources to Improve the Provider Workforce Situation
June is Pride Month – Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Community
Magellan has Translated Documents Available to Support Increase of Ukrainian and Russian Refugees in Bucks County
Magellan will Host a BIPOC Mental Health and Relationships Webinar on July 26
Jenna Woodward Receives the Bucks County CSP Champion Award for 2023
Additional Provider Performance Standards are Available on our Website
Magellan Hosted its 6th Annual S.T.A.R. Summit on May 10 in Cambria County to Celebrate Recovery and Resiliency Efforts

Fall 2022

A 5-Year Success Story in Cambria County
Magellan Invites Providers to a Town Hall Webinar on Dec. 19
Team Up Against Hunger Food Drive in Bucks County and Montgomery County
Availity Training Resources are Available
Magellan Hosts Plenary Discussion at Annual Harvest Full of Hope Conference
Magellan Supports Calming Kit Initiative for Elementary and Intermediate Students in the Wilson Area School District
Magellan’s Pennsylvania Team Shows Caring Spirit in October at Food and Social Services Organizations

Spring 2022

Mental Health Awareness Should Be Focused on All Year Long
Public Health Emergency and Medical Assistance
MY LIFE Meetings Return to In-person
Magellan and DUOS Expand Their Relationship to Offer Older Adult Support in More Counties
Magellan Explorer is our Quality Improvement Department’s Quarterly Newsletter
Magellan Hosted its 5th Annual S.T.A.R. Summit on May 25 in Cambria County to Celebrate Recovery and Resiliency Efforts
Behavioral Health Resources

Fall 2021

It’s Time To Take Action for Youth Mental Health
Provider Performance Standards are Available on our Website
Housing Instability and Homelessness Require Our Attention
5th Annual Recovery in the Valley Celebrated Recovery and Resiliency Efforts in Cambria County
‘Best Practices for IBHS’ Webinar Series Led by Psychologist Advisor, John Siegler, PsyD
Coming Soon: Our Upgraded Website!
Magellan’s Pennsylvania Team Volunteer at Food and Social Services Organizations for Annual Cares Month in October

Spring 2021

Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder During COVID-19
Magellan Hosted a Provider Town Hall in December
Magellan Healthcare Presents Clinical Model for Serving The Behavioral Health Needs of High-Risk Children and Adolescents
Over 375 Community and Online Resources on
Medical Assistance Transportation Resources Are Available
MY LIFE Pennsylvania Virtual Events Are On The 3rd Tuesday of Each Month
The Lifeline Phone Program is Helpful to Members Needing a Phone or Broadband Internet Solution

Summer 2020

Treat Suicide Like a Public Health Crisis
Cambria County Virtual Events Celebrate Those in Recovery
IBHS Provider Education Sessions Continue
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence Locations Transition as New Specialty Type Providers
Community Bike Works Receives Support From Magellan
October is Magellan Cares Month and the Pennsylvania Team is Supporting Local Pet Non-Profits

Spring 2020

Cross-Systems Collaboration Creates a Stronger HealthChoices Program
COVID-19 Trainings for Providers and Other Health Professionals
Census 2020: What To Expect
Text Message Reminders Available for Follow-Up Care
Help Identify and Manage Your Patients’ Behavioral Health Conditions
Food Insecurity Resources Are Available
Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania Earns Full Accreditation for Three More Years From NCQA

Fall 2019

Our Integrated Health Focus Continues
Magellan Recently Hosted Three Provider Town Halls Across PA
Magellan’s Bethlehem and Newtown CMCs Host Food Drives and a Pet Drive
IBHS Starts in January, 2020
Magellan Cares Foundation Gives Grant Awards in Cambria and Fayette Counties
Utility Resources Are Available For Those Needing Some Assistance
Magellan’s Clinical Team Finds New Ways To Give Back To Local Communities
Community Footprints – Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Recovery Support Navigators Bridge The Gap
9th Annual MY FEST is Sept. 21 in Lansdale
ARCH of Lehigh Valley Celebrates 10 Years
5th Annual Montgomery County Wellness Fair is Oct. 19 at Plymouth Meeting Mall
2nd Annual S.T.A.R. Summit in Cambria County Celebrates Recovery and Resiliency
Community HealthChoices is Coming to Lehigh and Northampton Counties on Jan. 1, 2020
Resources Related to SDOH are Available
Community Footprints – Summer 2019

Spring 2019

The Benefits of Behavioral HealthChoices
KidsPeace and Orchard Behavioral Health Open Dual-Diagnosis Addictions Treatment Program in Allentown
Peer Recovery Navigation i-Poster at NatCon19 Conference
Lehigh Valley Summit Examines the Many Aspects of Prevention
Magellan Supports the Use of e-Technology to Improve Care Coordination and Wellness
Jared Box Project for Magellan Cares Month
MY LIFE Group in Cambria County Supports Local ‘Duffle Bag Project’
Community Footprints – Spring 2019

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