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Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

In March and April of 2019, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and the Department of Health (DOH) will host eight regional Warm Hand-off Summits. The purpose of each summit is to bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors across a range of disciplines to learn from experts and one another. Practical examples of successful warm hand-off tools and pathways will build on the success of last year’s summit.

The target audience for the summits includes the following as well as a host of professional organizations representing these stakeholders and the individuals who work for them:

  • Behavioral health managed care organizations (BH-MCOs);
  • Centers for Excellence (COEs);
  • Commonwealth agencies;
  • County/municipal health departments;
  • Drug and alcohol treatment facilities;
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regional directors;
  • Hospitals and health systems with emergency departments;
  • Pennsylvania Coordinated Medication Assisted Treatment (PacMATs);
  • Single County Authorities (county drug and alcohol agencies); and
  • Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Pennsylvania.

Information for the eight regional summits are as follows:

Southeast Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Schuylkill Wednesday, March 20, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Philadelphia Philadelphia Thursday, March 21, 2019
9:00 AM  – 12:00 PM
Southwest Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland Wednesday, March 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Allegheny Allegheny Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Southcentral Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York Thursday, April 4, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Northeast Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
 Northcentral

Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union Tuesday. April 16, 2019

9:00 AM – 12:00PM

Northwest Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Additional details such as locations will be posted as they become available. Contact Lynn Cooper at RCPA for additional information.

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The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) recently announced that they will be offering an “Opioid 101” webinar on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

This webinar will discuss the basics of opioid medications; what they are, how they work, and how substance use disorder is identified and treated. Additionally, the discussion will include current safe prescribing guidelines and alternative methods for managing chronic pain, information on how to recognize and respond to an overdose, how naloxone works, and how individuals can obtain it.

The webinar presenters include: Jordan Lewis, PhD, Public Policy Research Analyst, William Penn Fellow, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Mr. Tim Rader, Chief, Training Section, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Ms. Sarah Boateng, Executive Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health; Mr. Jeff Geibel, Chief, Treatment Division, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

To participate in this webinar, individuals are required to register using this link. A confirmation email will be sent that includes additional information about the webinar.

Questions regarding this webinar should be directed to Edward Butler via email or phone at 717-214-3718.

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The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Physician General, today announced the availability of up to $5 million, in state FY 2017/2018 funds, to support the provision of Naloxone to first responders for a two-year period. The Intranasal Naloxone kits will be provided directly to each approved applicant in accordance with a state procured contract and through a state procured vendor. This solicitation is in response to the opioid epidemic gripping the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PCCD will provide one Centralized Coordinating Entity (CCE) per county or region with Intranasal Naloxone kits to be utilized by a broad category of first responders within that county or region. It will be up to the county or region to determine the appropriate entity to serve as their CCE. PCCD is aware that many counties already have a process in place to ensure that Naloxone is provided to first responders and we encourage you to work within your current framework to utilize this additional supply of Naloxone.

Please note that all applications must be submitted electronically to RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov no later than November 6, 2017.  Questions should also be directed to the RA-PCCD_ExecutiveOfc@pa.gov email account.

Please follow this link to view the guidelines and application form.

(Provided by Jennifer Smith, Acting Secretary of DDAP)