Welcome to HEAL PA, a multisectoral and multidisciplinary coalition developed and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR). The coalition consists of volunteers from a wide variety of fields, geographies, ethnicities and life experiences, including several former 2019 OAR Trauma Think-Tank members and multiple trauma survivors. The coalition has been organized into a variety of diverse action teams focused on implementing the Trauma-Informed PA plan.
Branded as HEAL PA, this mix of state agency representatives and community stakeholders from all across the Commonwealth is responsible for prioritizing the recommendations, setting short and long term goals, and assigning accountabilities to make the plan recommendations a reality. Action teams are expected to push the envelope to ensure PA not only keeps up with the latest science and trends in trauma and ACEs, but sets the bar for planning, innovation, and action. Learn more about how you can become involved as a community champion through our partners, the United Way of Pennsylvania-Resilient PA here.
ABOUT HEAL PA
To lead and support Pennsylvania in becoming trauma-informed and healing-centered by providing resources, advocacy, and education via a multidisciplinary and multisectoral approach.
Pennsylvania as a place where trauma prevention is the norm, and individuals who experience trauma feel safe, respected, and supported in their healing process.
Data-driven/ Science-based information
Exciting HEAL PA News!
April is child abuse prevention month and HEAL Pa is excited to announce that it has been selected as the provisional chapter for PCA. As a Pennsylvania chapter, we will work closely with Prevent Child Abuse America to bring awareness to the issue of child abuse, educate the public on how to prevent it, and provide support and resources to those affected by it.
For more information about Prevent Child Abuse America:
Senate Resolution 102
The Pennsylvania State Senate has introduced Senate Resolution 102, which establishes May as Trauma Awareness Month, May 25th as Trauma Awareness Day, and voices support for HEAL PA, #WeHealUS, and our continuous work toward transforming Pennsylvania into a trauma-informed state.
This resolution calls on individuals and leaders within Pennsylvania to recognize the existence of trauma, its widespread effects, and to take proactive steps to prevent re-traumatization and promote healing. Resolution 102 also highlights the importance of trauma-informed policies and legislation that prioritize healing.
We are nothing but excited for our continued May trauma and mental health campaign and for the future of our Commonwealth. We know that our members and our combined efforts are changing Pennsylvania, and the lives of its citizens, for the better.
HEAL PA in Action
Discover the outstanding work showcased by our Action Teams!