Disabilites Resource Center
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Posted on February 7, 2016 in Advocacy, Providers, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

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If you are a person with a disability who will be a patient at a UPMC facility and will need an accommodation; then view this brief video

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Advanced Directive Care
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Posted on November 16, 2015 in Physical Health, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

1003 Advance Care Planning is the process of making decisions now for what you would want in the future if you get sick. Dr. Julie Childers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center discusses this topic in the following health segment which is available in English and American Sign Language.

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What is Trauma?
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1825 Learn how bad events can change your life. Find help for yourself if such a trauma has happened to you.

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What is Hands and Voices Guide By Your Side
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Posted on April 2, 2015 in Helpful Info, Parenting, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side™ of Pennsylvania (GBYS) is dedicated to directly supporting families and their infants and toddlers who are newly identified with hearing loss by offering them the opportunity to talk to or meet face-to-face with a Parent Guide.

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Suicide: What You Can Do
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Posted on February 22, 2015 in Behavioral Health, Health Education, Videos | Short Link

Learn more about what you can do to prevent suicide if you or a loved one is suffering or stressed

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Pursue a Rewarding Career: Work with Deaf people
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Posted on November 23, 2014 in Careers, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

1756 If you can learn sign language or if you are familiar with assistive devices or audiology you may want to consider becoming a counselor to work with people who Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing as a career choice. Various programs exist to pursue such interests at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Value Behavioral Health of PA
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1484 Value Behavioral Health is a managed care insurance company in Western Pennsylvania. VBH-Pa covers sign language interpreters for its members. If you need assistance accessing services if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, it is always a good idea to contact your insurance provider through the member services number listed on the back of your insurance card.

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Serving People Who are Deaf in Hospitals
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serving-health-in-hospitalsLearn how to make your hospital more accessible for Deaf people. If you are Deaf or Hard of hearing, learn where to turn to advocate if your communication needs are not being met in the hospital setting. Two health patients share their hospital experiences.

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Our Beautiful son: A family statement in memory of Gianni Manganelli
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Posted on April 20, 2014 in Behavioral Health, News/Events, Videos | Short Link

This video was made to support Gianni’s Mission and to cultivate awareness about behavioral health care disparities for the Deaf community.

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What is the Director’s Action Line?
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Posted on April 18, 2014 in Health Education, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link

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The Department of Human Services provides many different services in Allegheny County. These services include child protective services, services for seniors, mental health, food assistance and services for people who have intellectual disabilities. If you have a question or complaint about services or you need more help please contact us.

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