How the New Department of Health and Human Services Will Help People with Substance Use Disorder

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first_img 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 Disorderlast_img read more

Roos Weers, Lies Lagerweij, Laura Hurff all named as All-Americans

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Three Syracuse players were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-American team on Tuesday.Defenders Roos Weers and Lies Lagerweij were both named to the second team and midfielder Laura Hurff was named a third-team All American. It was Hurff’s third-straight All-American appearance and the second-straight year Lagerweij and Weers were selected. All three had already been selected to the All-Mideast region first team.Hurff, a senior, was a first-team All-American as a sophomore and a second-team All-American as a junior. She finished her senior season with five goals and six assists. She finished her SU career with 20 goals and 15 assists.Syracuse’s two first-team All Americans from the 2016 season, Weers and Lagerweij, finished 2017 one tier lower as second-team All Americans. Lagerweij, a senior, tallied five goals and three assists this season to conclude her Syracuse career with 27 goals and nine assists.Weers, a junior, tied for the team-high with seven goals this season to go along with five assists. She’ll enter her final year already having accumulated 32 goals and 21 assists. Her 32 goals tie her for 15th in program history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAll three of SU’s All-American representatives were defensive contributors and keys to the Orange opening the 2017 season with a program-record seven-straight shutouts.Syracuse’s season concluded in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in a 1-0 overtime loss to Michigan. Comments Published on December 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

William Hill leadership forgoes 2020 incentives to protect retail workforce

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first_img Ulrik Bengtsson Group Chief Executive of William Hill Plc has agreed to relinquish his executive performance rewards and entitlements for 2020, in light of ongoing COVID-19 impacts on the business and its global workforce.William Hill confirmed Bengtsson’s decision publishing the FTSE250 betting group’s ‘2020 Executive Remuneration’ report this afternoon.Countering COVID-19 disruptions across its business channels, William Hill governance states that its focus remains on ‘protecting key stakeholders – employees, suppliers, customers and shareholders’.  Recognising hardships, William Hill confirms that all retail employees who have been furloughed following shop closures will receive full pay ‘for the time being’.Protecting company payroll, William Hill’s executive leadership team and senior management forgo bonuses packages and pay increases for 2020.“Ulrik Bengtsson has decided that he should not accept the 2020 Performance Share Plan award made to him on 9 March 2020, and that award will, accordingly, lapse. No other 2020 PSP awards will be made to senior executives at William Hill, including our new CFO, Matt Ashley” – William Hill governance details in its statement.The FTSE bookmaker confirms that it will maintain salary increases for non-executive employees in-line with national minimum wage adjustments.Further remuneration commitments, see William Hill lower executive maximum pension contributions from 20% of salary to a 5% base, which will be attributed across its general workforce. GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

Ghana Premier League: Hearts earn victory at Bechem

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first_imgHearts of Oak earned  a narrow 1-0 win over Bechem United in the Ghana Premier League’s Saturday only game. Youngster Thomas Abbey netted from close range to bag his fourth goal of the season at the Gyeabour Park in the Brong Ahafo Region.Bechem were boosted by their victory at Aduana while Hearts preparations suffered a setback as influential midfielder Emmanuel Hayford and defender Reuben Gnage were ruled out.David Duncan named Selasi Adjei and Cobbinah in attack and their partnership yielded fruits when Cobbinah prodded home a fabulous effort to keep his scoring run in Hearts’ last three games.Moro Abubakar’s influence in the middle caused more problems for Miroslav Bogdanovic’s side to initial attacks while Romeo Agban and Thomas Abbey had the free will to torment the hosts’ defence.Under the second minute, a Stephen Tetteh pass found Selasi the box but the former Amidaus man’s effort went just wide. But the next minute, the game’s only goal arrived. The artistry of Agban lubricated the visitors defence laying a squad pass for Selasi who flicked to Abbey whose calmness allowed him to pick his spot remarkably.Bechem tried to fight back just two minutes after the opener but Philemon McCarthy became the difficult for them.Bechem could have levelled on the stroke of full-time but McCarthy produced a more classier save to keep the Phobians in the lead. The introduction of Oleenu Ashitey even caused further problems for the home side as his great tenacity made things had for the Bechem defence.last_img read more