Sexual Abuse Awareness for Self-Advocates (Self Advocates United as 1(SAU1)) - November 8 & 22, 2019. To protect the privacy of self-advocate participants, anyone accompanying them will be asked to wait in a separate area, where the HCQU will present Trauma. See flyer for details and instructions for registration.
- Everyday Lives 2020 (ODP) - January 7, 8, & 9, 2020. See 'Save the Date' flyer for details.
PA Family Network Statewide Training Series - October 2019-April 2020. See ODP Announcement 19-122 for details.
Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) - Process Updates
- RESIDENTIAL PROVIDERS: To request addition, update, and/or removal of HRST users for the agency, please submit a revised or additional user spreadsheet to the HCQU HRST Gatekeeper (firstname.lastname@example.org), following the steps detailed in the HRST Best Practice Guide for PA Providers. Each new user listed on a spreadsheet will receive his or her HRST user profile credentials directly from HRS.
- Users with 'rater' access: Please complete the required HRST Online Rater Training as soon as possible upon receipt of HRST user credentials.
- Clinical Reviewers (RNs): To qualify as a Clinical Reviewer, an RN must (1) successfully complete the HRST online rater training, and (2) attend a 1-day HRST Clinical Reviewer Training session. For a schedule of HRST Clinical Reviewer Training sessions and registration information, contact email@example.com.
- SCOs: To request addition, update, and/or removal of HRST users for the agency, please submit a revised or additional user spreadsheet to the HCQU HRST Gatekeeper (firstname.lastname@example.org), following the steps detailed in the HRST Best Practice Guide for PA Providers. Each new user listed on a spreadsheet will receive his or her HRST user profile credentials directly from HRS.
- SCO users: You are encouraged but not required to complete the HRST Online Rater Training.
- For more information, refer to ODP Announcement 19-065 HRST Implementation Update.
- Submit questions/information about the HRST process to email@example.com.
FATAL FOUR Training (available in online, online video-based, and instructor-led formats)
The KEPRO Health Care Quality Unit (KEPRO HCQU) is contracted to support the efforts of the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Administrative Entities, and provider agencies within the intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) service delivery system, family caregivers, and individuals with I/DD, to continuously improve the quality of life experienced by individuals throughout southwestern PA, including Allegheny, Bedford, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
Our goal is to enhance the health and wellness of people with I/DD through the sharing of information with individuals, agency and family caregivers, and community health professionals, thereby supporting the opportunity for individuals with I/DD to live everyday lives. To achieve this goal, we offer physical and behavioral health-related information that reflects current and accepted standards of care, evidence-based practices, and effective care strategies attuned to the specific needs of people with I/DD. This information is delivered in the form of training, technical assistance, capacity building activities, and general dissemination of informational materials and resources.
KEPRO Acquisitions, Inc. is the service provider on behalf of Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.