16 Oct

Governor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up)

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up) By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant   SHARE  TWEET August 30, 2016 WITF: Pa. to open 5 additional centers in midstate to treat opioid addiction“The state says it will open 5 additional centers [in midstate] to treat people addicted to heroin or other opioids by the start of next year. The news on the…Centers of Excellence comes after an earlier announcement this year that included 4 new centers in the midstate. The facilities will be located in Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Schuylkill, and York counties.”The Times: Wolf unveils 25 additional ‘centers of excellence’ for opioid addiction treatment“There will be 25 additional Centers of Excellence in Pennsylvania by Jan. 1 to provide more access to opioid addiction treatment, including sites in Fayette County and the Mon Valley, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Monday.”Reading Eagle: Reading Hospital to be added as center in fight against opioid addiction“An additional 25 Centers of Excellence locations will be added throughout Pennsylvania by Jan. 1, bringing a total of 45 centers across the state. The centers are designed to help addicts by using team-based treatment methods, including behavioral health and primary care methods and medication-assisted treatment.”Daily Item: Geisinger among 25 new Centers of Excellence to treat opioid abuse“Geisinger Health System is among 25 additional Centers of Excellence to address opioid abuse, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday. Geisinger’s involvement boosts access in the Susquehanna Valley. Under the first phase of the Centers of Excellence program, the closest site was in Harrisburg or Williamsport.”PLS Reporter: Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis“‘Adding the 25 new locations brings the total number of COEs to 45,’ said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. ‘The department’s goal is to provide all Pennsylvanians with treatment that addresses not only their substance use disorder but also the underlying physical and behavioral health issues that often are at the root of their addiction.’”FOX 43: To Fight Opioid Epidemic, Wolf Administration Implements 25 Additional Centers of Excellence Locations“The additional COEs announced today will serve at least 5,600 additional individuals. The COEs are a central, efficient hub around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders through the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Public Health,  Round-Up,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced the implementation of an additional 25 Centers of Excellence (COE) locations across the state by January 1, 2017. The COEs will offer treatment to sufferers of opioid-related substance use disorder throughout Pennsylvania.“As we all know, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate – it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “With these additional locations, my administration is continuing its commitment to expanding high-quality treatment across Pennsylvania.”Take a look at the coverage below:last_img read more

31 Aug

Help Kids Be Safe And Be Seen On Halloween

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – On Halloween, twice as many kids are hit and killed while walking than on any other day of the year. The sugar rush, yard-to-yard running and sense of community make it easier for a “rules no longer apply” mentality when trick-or-treating.Because of this, each year Federal Express prepares its drivers with tips for safe driving on October 31. As an expert behind the wheel, FedEx has teamed up for 20 years with Safe Kids Worldwide to make sure everyone on the road is as safe as possible on Halloween. The work between FedEx and Safe Kids coincides with the FedEx Cares 50 by 50 initiative, a new journey to positively impact 50 million people around the world by its 50th anniversary in 2023.Below are safety tips from both organizations that encourage safety.FedEx’s Safe Driving Tips:●Pay close attention to stopped or parked vehicles on the road in case they’re dropping off or picking up young children.●Use headlights and hazard lights, turn signals and your horn if necessary to communicate with other drivers and pedestrians.●Watch for children and yield to pedestrians as they might not see you, or maybe distracted.●Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully and wait until you’ve arrived at your destination to use your cellphone.Safe Kids’ Safe Walking Tips:●Carry glow sticks or flashlights, use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags.●Always walk on sidewalks or paths, and if there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.●Cross the street at corners; use traffic signals and crosswalks and make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.●Put electronic devices down and keep heads up as you walk across the street.●Watch for cars that are turning or backing up, and don’t cross between parked cars.●Make sure costumes aren’t too long so kids don’t trip on curbs or stairs. Masks can make visibility tough for kids, so choose face paint instead.●Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.Also note that some states have made it illegal for kids over the age of 12 to go trick-or-treating, while others have banned the wearing of masks. Florida has not adopt any age law, but law enforcement officers are discouraging wearing masks, as teens could be confused with criminals who use Halloween as an opportunity to carry out masked robberies.last_img read more