Pennsylvania Medicaid Program Launches Online Training Program

The Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has launched a web-based training platform – MyOMHSAS – designed as a one-stop for online training and resources for OMHSAS staff as well internal and external stakeholders. MyOMHSAS is a collaboration with the Office of Developmental Programs (MyODP), the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass), and OMHSAS. The initial launch of MyOMHSAS at the end of April 2024 included a limited number of inaugural course modules including Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) transgender webinar series, Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP)/System of Care (SoC), and Suicide Screening modules. Additional offerings are under development, they include a crisis worker certification curriculum, under development in partnership with Temple University Harrisburg (TUH), which will be launched later this year as a pathway for entry-level crisis workers to achieve accreditation. A dedicated MyOMHSAS resource account is available for questions, feedback, suggestions, and other communication related to the platform: