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Employment first: UPMC Community HealthChoices strategic planning to meet policy goals

Knapp, Molly (2019) Employment first: UPMC Community HealthChoices strategic planning to meet policy goals. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Underemployment of persons with disabilities (PWD) is a public health issue that affects many societal facets. Individuals with disabilities face many barriers to securing competitive, integrated employment. Over time, various policies have been enacted to address some of these barriers. The Employment First Act, a House Bill established by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf via executive order in March of 2016, became law in June 2018. This policy addresses the underemployment for PWD within Pennsylvania through multiple constructs. One mandate of interest is that which states all publicly funded long-term service and supports (LTSS) agencies must consider employment as the first and preferred outcome of services delivered to PWD. This has direct implications for UPMC Community HealthChoices (UPMC CHC), one of the three mandatory Managed Care Organizations (MCO) within the state of Pennsylvania that serve individuals who are dual recipients of Medicare and Medicaid. As such, the development of an employment strategy has become a time intensive and high priority task to ensure participants who are in need of employment support services are effectively served and the policy goals set by Employment First, are met.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Knapp, Mollymok31@pitt.edumok31
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBroom, Kevinkevinbroom@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberHarding, Daviddharding@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGyan, Clementgyanc@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 25 April 2019
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 59
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 20:11
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 20:11


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