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Hazard pay grants now available for front-line workers in life-sustaining industries

July 21, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

$50 million in grant funding is now available to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A full press release outlining program details is available online. Workers making less than $20 an hour are eligible for up to $1,200 in hazard pay over a 10-week period between Aug. […]

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HIPAA Breach Update

June 24, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

Posted 6/1/20 Updated 6/15/20 Updated 6/24/20 Click to read entire official notice (PDF download) The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (“DBHIDS”) is posting this notice to alert individuals that their personal health information may have been compromised as a result of a cybersecurity attack. This incident may impact individuals served by DBHIDS […]

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DBHIDS Annual Report

June 23, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

DBHIDS Annual Report: 2018-2019 Read more about the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services — including information about our Leadership Team, organization, strategic framework, and more — on our About Us page.

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Which benefit programs can help? Supports for city residents

June 23, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

Are you having issues related to COVID-19? The City of Philadelphia is here to help. Click to learn more

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Mayor Kenney Establishes Juneteenth as an Official City Holiday

Phila.gov   -   June 17, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney announced today that the City of Philadelphia designates Juneteenth as an official City holiday. As a result, this Friday, June 19, 2020, City offices and facilities will be closed to the public to observe Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. “For the past few years […]

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HIPAA breach discovered at the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

June 15, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

Posted 6/1/20, Updated 6/15/20 Click to read entire official notice (PDF download) The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (“DBHIDS”) is posting this notice to alert individuals that their personal health information may have been compromised as a result of a cybersecurity attack. This incident may impact individuals served by: the Division of […]

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Message from DBHIDS Commissioner David T. Jones

June 5, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

Click to view the complete, official release (pdf). Text of release can be viewed below.  Philadelphians are impacted to the core of our being, like the rest of the world, by the compilation of traumatic events experienced over the past several months. From the ongoing uncertainty and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic to the justified […]

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HIPAA breach discovered at the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

June 1, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (“DBHIDS”) is posting this notice to alert individuals that their personal health information may have been compromised as a result of a cybersecurity attack. This incident impacts individuals served by the Division of Intellectual disAbility Services (“IDS”), which coordinates and administers home and community habilitation, adaptive […]

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Heat Safety eLearning Course and 2020 Policy/Resources Now Available

May 21, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

With summer heat upon us, a Heat Safety eLearning course, a Heat Safety Policy and Resources/Posters/Checklists are now available. We urge you to complete the course, use preventative measures, and educate program participants as quickly as possible, as heat waves earlier in the season often result in higher rates of mortality.  Please see instructions to create a DBHIDS Learning Hub account (non-DBHIDS employees).  […]

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Philadelphia expands coronavirus testing criteria, launches #mindPHL

6abc   -   May 7, 2020 - DBHIDS in the News

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The City of Philadelphia announced a change to its testing criteria to include more people. Health Commissioner Doctor Tom Farley said on Monday that improvements in testing a lab’s abilities to process results are making this possible. Now, if you have symptoms, you can get tested regardless of how old you are […]

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