Eastern PA Health Care Quality Unit

Serving Berks, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Lehigh and Northampton Counties
Eastern PA HCQU Office Map


The Advocacy Alliance facilitates the Eastern PA Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU), the responsible entity to the County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Programs for monitoring the overall health status of persons who have developmental disabilities receiving services. The Eastern PA HCQU works to support and improve the developmental disabilities community service systems by building capacity and competency to meet the physical and behavioral health care needs of persons who have developmental disabilities.

The primary activities of the HCQU include: assessing the person’s health and systems of care; providing clinical health care expertise to residential and day program providers; providing health related training; and integrating community health care resources with state and regional quality improvement structures and processes. The primary goal of the HCQU is to assure that the persons served by developmental disabilities programs are as healthy as they can be, so that each person can fully participate in community life.

For more information regarding the Eastern PA HCQU, including our contact information, please click here.

For up to date information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and daily briefings from the PA Department of Health go to https://pacast.com/live/doh.

Links for COVID-19 Information

https://www.myodp.org/mod/page/view.php?id=26808 www.cdc.gov/COVID19 https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/COVID-19-HowCanIBePrepared.pdf

AID in PA is a resource collection for Pennsylvanians in the autism and intellectual disability communities. A joint effort between ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training) and the statewide HCQUs (Health Care Quality Units), this site will be designed to connect individuals with disabilities, families, professionals, and community members with resources that can best serve them in emergency situations. Current resources focus on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.