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BLOG: Seven Steps the Wolf Administration is Taking to Fight Back Against Heroin

first_img By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Governor Tom Wolf joined legislators, local leaders, and medical officials at the PA College of Technology today to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combatting the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania.In an effort to confront this epidemic collaboratively, Governor Wolf is conducting roundtables statewide to discuss the initiatives of his administration, the state legislature, county agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, medical schools, and more.The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is shocking: at least seven Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose.With nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimates that the 2015 total will be higher, a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.Some of the administration’s plans and ideas for moving forward include:Continuing Medical Education:The Departments of Health (DOH), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), and State (DOS) have joined with the PA Medical Society to work on developing and offering continuing medical education (CME) credits for physicians on substance use disorders (SUD).The educational modules are broken into 4 sessions.Currently, modules on naloxone and prescribing guidelines are available on the PA Medical Society’s website. Still under development are modules on the ABC-MAP program and warm handoffs.Developing Substance Use Disorder Medical School Curricula:Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and DDAP are working with the deans of Pennsylvania medical schools to incorporate SUD courses into their curricula required for graduation from the program.This effort was successfully accomplished in Massachusetts and has been advocated by the Obama Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.Collaborating on Opioid Prescribing Guidelines:DOH and DDAP have been working collaboratively to create a set of specialized opioid prescribing guidelines in an effort to curtail the excess supply of drugs.The departments have completed multiple guidelines, including emergency department providers, chronic non-cancer pain, obstetrics and gynecology, pharmacists, geriatrics and dental pain.In development still are pediatrics, neurology and sports medicine.The departments are working to get the guidelines affirmed by the appropriate medical boards.Creating a Syringe Exchange Program:Syringe replacement programs can reduce the spread of disease and assist in connecting those with SUD with treatment professionals.In addition, these programs provide opportunities for program staff to share treatment options and assistance to intravenous drug users in a safe environment.Budgeting $34M for Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence:Governor Wolf’s proposed 2016-17 budget provides more than $34 million to treat more than 11,250 new individuals with substance use disorder.The Department of Human Services (DHS) will provide 50 new Centers of Excellence for individuals with substance use disorder, providing medication-assisted treatment and appropriate wraparound services, such as cognitive-based therapies.Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence will focus on whole-person care and will treat all of the health care needs of an individual through a collaborative approach that consists of physical and behavioral health care and links to appropriate community supports that can increase chances of recovery and reduce expensive health care costs.Increasing the Number of Providers in the Medicaid System:BHMCOs use local needs assessments in the development of new services, including the expansion of the provider networks and development of additional supplemental services to address the needs identified within the local community.DHS continues to use these local assessments to inform and pursue recruitment and retention of additional providers to meet the increasing needs of Pennsylvanians affected by the opioid epidemic.Developing the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP):Pennsylvania’s PDMP, implemented by DOH, is the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions (ABC-MAP) program.Pharmacies and health care professionals who dispense certain controlled substances will be required to electronically report prescription dispensing information to the ABC-MAP system within 72-hours.ABC-MAP will aid regulatory and law enforcement agencies in detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, as well as, helping individuals with SUD get into treatment. BLOG: Seven Steps the Wolf Administration is Taking to Fight Back Against Heroin SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf April 28, 2016last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff’s report: Aug. 18 – Aug. 25, 2014

first_imgDouglas,Christopher34Wellington, Ks.119th:81 Mulvane KSM.P.DFTA9/9/14 Parks, Angela M.29Hutchison, Ks.Reno County Detention FacilitySUCOWarrant 14TR799 for F.T.A.9/12/14 Weeks, Arthur  B. Jr.21Belle Plaine, Ks.704 S. “G” Street, Wellington Ks.W.P.D.D.V. Battery9/9/14 Meridith, Heather B.31Wichita, Ks.1100 N. “A”, Wellington, Ks.W.P.D.City of Derby Warrant for F.T.A.9/13/14 Schmeidler, Eli E.24Wellington, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUCOServe Sentence 30 Days9/12/14 Tucker, Rena D.37Wichita KSI-35, mp 33, Kansas TurnpikeKHPD.W.S. and No Seat Belt9/9/14 Jarboe, Kaityln22Wichita KSIO-35 MM 17 Wellington KSKHPDWS and warrant9/9/14 Hanna, Mark E.56Wichita KSSedgwick County Dentention CenterSUCOProbation Violation9/12/14 Reusch, Wesley M.21Wellington, Ks.1100 W. 8th, Wellington, KsW.P.D.Probation Violation9/8/14 Weeks, Corbin B.18Wellington, Ks.704 S. “G” Street, Wellington Ks.W.P.D.D.V. Battery9/9/14 Hahn, Matthew A.27Derby, Ks.501 N. Washington, Wellington, Ks.SUCOProbation Violation9/9/14 Sumner Newscow report — The following are the Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail listings for Sept. 8 to Sept. 15, 2014: Flynn, Ira W.27Ellsworth, KSEllsworth Correctional FacilitySUCOHere for Court9/9/14center_img Chattin, Kevin W.20Wellington, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUCO2 warrants 12CR311, Probation Violation, and 13CR127, F.T.A.9/12/14 Swank, Paige L.19Wichita, Ks.501 N. Washington, Wellington, Ks.SUCOProbation Violation9/12/14         Moore, Tracy J.35Wellington, Ks.921 W. 7th, Wellington Ks.W.P.D.FTA9/13/14 Hampton, Jerry O.55Henryetta, Ok.100 Ave. Gueda Springs Rd, Mulvane Ks.SUCODriving While Revoked9/8/14 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 09/08/2014 thru 09/15/2014  NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Crupper, Elisha D.32Howard, Ks.1400 W. 8th, Wellington, Ks.W.P.D.Elk County Warrant9/9/14 Banister, Nathan  T.53Wellington, Ks.501 N. Washington, Wellington, Ks.SUCOContempt, Failure to Pay Child Support9/8/14 Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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