In Montgomery County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemic

first_img Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Community Health & Dental Care, a center of excellence, to discuss his administration’s efforts to battle the opioid epidemic. The 2016-2017 budget included $20.4 million for Centers of Excellence which serve as central, efficient hubs 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.“I am thrilled that by working with Republicans and Democrats, we have achieved this level of funding for our fight against this public health crisis,” said Governor Wolf. “As we all know, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate – it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life. While the budget allows us to expand treatment for individuals suffering from addiction, we can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities. That’s why I delivered a joint address to the House and Senate about taking legislative action to address this public health crisis.”“Community Health and Dental Care of Pottstown is honored to have received the Centers of Excellence award for Montgomery County,” said Community Health and Dental Care CEO Bridgette McGivern. “Our health center, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Recovery Center and other collaborative partners, is fully committed to combating the opioid epidemic that is afflicting our communities.  Our health center continually strives to make a difference in the lives of our patients and this initiative will positively impact those efforts.”In order to stem the tide of opioid abuse and make progress for those suffering from the disease of addiction and their loved ones, we must work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to send to Governor Wolf’s desk. During his joint address, Governor Wolf said that he hopes to pass legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, improve and increase education about opioid use disorder, limit opioid prescriptions to emergency room patients and minors, require insurance companies to cover abuse deterrent opioids, and establish a voluntary directive if they do not want to be prescribed opioids.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf October 10, 2016 In Montgomery County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemiccenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Allen has what it takes

first_img Last to go among a 31-strong field, 19-year-old Allen had it all to do after Belgian Constant van Paesschen clocked 59.92 seconds in the one-round class on Ralphy Utopia de Ransbeck. And Allen did not disappoint, as he claimed the £4,700 winner’s purse on with Wild Thing L, jumping clear in 58.16 seconds. Allen, who finished seventh individually at the World Equestrian Games earlier this year and was runner-up in the Longines King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead, is among the sport’s hottest properties. “It definitely wasn’t effortless,” Allen said. “Constant had set a really fast time, so we had to give a lot to beat him.” Germany’s Daniel Deusser won the opening international class on Friday after staving off Swiss rider Martin Fuchs and a strong British challenge. Deusser clocked a winning time of 32.71 seconds on Soory de l’Hallali to land The Levy Restaurants Snowman Stakes, with Fuchs 1.2 seconds behind aboard Uzo van het Hobos Z. British star and former world number one Ben Maher was third on Wings Sublieme, with home riders also filling the next four places – Tim Gredley (Unex Arantos), William Whitaker (Glenavadra Brilliant), Michael Whitaker (Cassionato) and Robert Whitaker (Zantos II). The new-style competition saw riders placed into seven groups, and the best of each group went through to a jump-off. “It’s a different sort of class because you can go clear and still not get through to the jump-off, but it’s fun to do something different,” Deusser said. Irish showjumping sensation Bertram Allen lit up the London International Horse Show at Olympia by claiming a thrilling victory in the Christmas Speed Stakes.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more