Pennsylvania’s “Bridges to Success” Aims to Address Health-Related Social Needs

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is developing an 1115 Medicaid program, Bridges to Success: Keystones of Health for Pennsylvania (Keystones of Health). DHS hopes to use this program to make health care more accessible, improve quality of care and services, and design and evaluate innovative strategies in health care to help people live healthier lives. DHS’ goal and vision for the waiver is to address Pennsylvania’s Medicaid participants’ health-related social needs with interventions that are both lifesaving and cost saving. Keystones of Health will focus on four key areas: reentry from correctional facilities; housing supports; food and nutrition supports; and multi-year continuous eligibility for children up to age six. Visit the Keystones of Health webpage for more details, including an opportunity to submit comments.