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A Message From DHS Secretary Miller: RISE Vendor Has Been Selected

Portrait photo of Secretary Teresa Miller smiling and standing in front of the US flag.Today, PA Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller announced that a vendor has been selected for the Commonwealth's upcoming Resource Information and Services Enterprise (RISE PA) resource and referral tool. Read the entire announcement below:

Dear Stakeholders and Partners,

I am pleased to announce the selection of a vendor for the Resource Information and Services Enterprise – or RISE PA – the upcoming statewide resource and referral tool. When implemented, anyone in Pennsylvania will be able to access this tool from their personal computers, tablets, and mobile devices to find information about services and resources, and self-refer to participating social services agencies. RISE PA will also allow service providers to assess the needs of individuals during a physician’s office or emergency department visit when receiving case management services, or seeking assistance from a community organization, among others. Providers may refer their clients to agencies and be notified of the outcome of their referrals through the system. 

Most importantly, this is a person-centered, no-wrong-door approach. RISE PA will allow participating providers from local non-profits, health care organizations, local government, and faith-based organizations to work together and coordinate care, making it easier for families and individuals to access the help they need.

I would like to thank every member of the Statewide Stakeholder Advisory Committee, as well as other collaborators and partner state agencies for sharing their expertise and time over the last two years to make RISE PA a reality.     

More information will be shared as DHS and its partners prepare for the first phase of the implementation. You may access the press release which provides additional information by visiting: 

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Teresa Miller | Secretary
Department of Human Services