Budget News, Efficiency, Government That Works, Substance Use Disorder, The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf announced his plan to create a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in his 2017-2018 budget which would merge the Departments of Aging (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Health (DOH), and Human Services (DHS) in order to help provide more streamlined services to Pennsylvanians.One group of Pennsylvanians the creation of this new department will benefit are those suffering from substance use disorder. Currently, PDA, DDAP, DOH, and DHS have all been critical to battling the opioid and heroin epidemic. For example:DOH launched a prescription drug monitoring program and has been raising awareness of the naloxone standing orderDDAP has led the effort to increase the availability of naloxone and drug take back boxesDHS has created 45 centers of excellence to coordinate treatment for those suffering from substance use disordersPDA has led prescription drug take back efforts among the senior population encouraging proper use, storage, and disposal of unused prescription medicationsBy creating a single organization that is structurally better able to support and coordinate these efforts, individuals in desperate need of substance use disorder treatment will be able to access services through one agency with an integrated data and delivery system.It’s important to note that the creation will not result in a loss of services for those suffering from substance use disorder. In fact, just today Governor Wolf announced that his proposed 2017-2018 budget will include $10 million to provide live-saving Naloxone to first responders and law enforcement across the state to help save lives and get people into treatment.Governor Wolf is continuing to make battling the opioid and heroin crisis epidemic a top priority which is why there will continue to be a cabinet-level position in his administration that will be dedicated to battling this public health crisis.Additionally, the new HHS will serve as the single state authority for Medicaid, substance use, and mental health purposes enabling the commonwealth to maximize available federal dollars and offset state costs for staff and services.By streamlining services and getting rid of unnecessary red tape, Pennsylvania will be able to provide additional, high-quality services to those suffering from substance use disorder so we can stem the tide of the terrible disease of addiction.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Beth Melena, Deputy Press Secretary SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 31, 2017 How the New Department of Health and Human Services Will Help People with Substance Use Disorder
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Local Football Players are nominated for the 2013 All Tri-State Football Team.You may vote online at http://tristatefootball.com/alltsf-fanvote.asp. Voting ends at Noon on Monday (2-3).Area nominees are Batesville-Collin Brown and Peter Heil; East Central-Nick Dressman, Hunter Kammer, and Cade Kneuven; Franklin County-Layne Harnishfeger; Greensburg- Trent Black and Jacob Kelso; and Lawrenceburg-Jordan Kauffman and Sam Fette.Good luck to our area nominees from The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI.
MENA, Ark. – A long-time backer of the IMCA Late Model division adds an award for the top rookie driver in the winged division this season.The national IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car rookie of the year receives a set of spec cylinder heads from Brodix of Mena, Ark.Brodix manufactures the official cylinder heads for IMCA Late Models. Both the national Late Model and Deery Brothers Summer Series rookies of the year earn cylinder head sets again in 2015.All three awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November.“The Sprint Car award is a natural progression as we continue to develop and enhance the RaceSaver relationship,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Those heads will go through French Grimes and be officially certified and documented prior to their presentation at our national banquet.”Rookie drivers in both divisions must display two Brodix decals on their race car to be eligible. Brodix is in its 19th season as an IMCA marketing partner.Information about Brodix-made cylinder heads and intake manifolds is available at the www.brodix.com website, on Facebook or by calling 479 394-1075.