August 10, 2016 Human Services, Press Release, Public Health, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas visited Resources for Human Development’s Montgomery County Recovery Center, a Center of Excellence in Norristown, to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Wolf Administration successfully secured the necessary funding for DHS to open 20 Centers of Excellence (COEs) statewide by October 1, 2016.“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. “Now that this year’s budget is complete, it is imperative that we all continue working together to focus on Pennsylvania’s opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. 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. My administration will keep its focus on this issue and I will continue preparing for the upcoming special session.”“We are honored to join a community of providers fighting the national opioid epidemic,” said Linda Donovan-Magdamo, Executive Vice President of RHD’s Pennsylvania Behavioral Health & Housing Division. “RHD’s Montgomery County Recovery Center is committed to participating actively in the learning network collaborative that arises out of this initiative. RHD has long been at the forefront of innovative, person-centered programs for people in addiction recovery and we’re thrilled to see MCMC recognized for its excellence of service and dedication to the people of Pennsylvania.”“This is a wonderful opportunity implement a holistic approach to service, and enhance MCRC’s commitment to care for the whole person,” Montgomery County Recovery Center director Marie McCartney said. “This award from DHS will double the capacity of our program, expanding the essential services we offer to people in our community who are in dire need of support.”The current path of treatment for people who have opioid-related substance use disorders can be confusing and difficult to navigate. The links between behavioral health treatment and physical health treatment are often broken or not made at all. This means people may drop out of treatment after they receive care for their physical symptoms, bypassing critical components of care such as behavioral therapies and connection to community supports that can lead to meaningful recovery from substance use disorder.The Centers of Excellence are a central, efficient hub around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders though the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.The use of medication (like buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone), coupled with wrap-around supportive services, can prevent people from relapsing and improve their chances for recovery, ultimately driving the aforementioned statistics in the opposite direction.The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will license the COEs as drug and alcohol providers that provide one of the three FDA-approved medications.DHS is currently working with its actuaries to determine whether additional COEs can be funded by analyzing the impact they will have on the physical and behavioral health Medicaid managed care rates.For more information about the Centers of Excellence, visit www.dhs.pa.govLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf In Norristown, Governor Wolf Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemic SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Port-of-Spain: West Indies’ third one-dayer against India here appeared to be the last international match for Chris Gayle but the ‘Universe Boss’ has suggested after the game that he has not yet retired. The 39-year-old Gayle played the third ODI, which India won by six wickets under D/L method, on Wednesday with a special ‘301’ jersey—indicating the number of ODIs he has featured in throughout his career, a record for any cricketer from the West Indies.The Jamaican, who made 72 off 41 balls, was applauded by the Indian players as he walked off after being dismissed in the 12th over of West Indies innings. He raised his bat, helmet perched on top of it, and the crowd continued to cheer, wondering if it was the last time they would see him bat.But after the game, Gayle dismissed suggestions that this was his farewell game.“I didn’t announce anything…any retirement,” he said in a short video posted by Cricket West Indies, when asked whether he has retired from ODI cricket or not.Asked if he will still be around, he said, “Yeah, until further notice.”Gayle, who also had played in 103 Tests, had earlier announced that the ICC World Cup in the United Kingdom would be his last international assignment, before revealing a change of plans towards the end of the marquee tournament.During the World Cup, he said he wanted to play the ODIs and Tests in the home series against India, possibly setting up a farewell Test at his hometown Kingston. However, Gayle was not selected for the two-match Test series, which made it likelier that he might have played his last international match in the third ODI against India here on Wednesday.At the a post-match press conference, West Indies captain Jason Holder said, “To my knowledge he hasn’t retired from international cricket.”“But today was an example of his career. The knock he played was outstanding. He got us off to a really good start. He was entertaining, he showed presence, and that’s just what people have come to expect of Chris Gayle over the years.”
THE Guyana Lottery Company, through its Let’s Bet Sports brand, yesterday announced its alliance with Guyana Football Federation (GFF) for the country’s March 23 game against Belize in the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers, at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.With a win, Guyana’s senior Men’s National team, Golden Jaguars, will qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time in the country’s history and follow the success of the women’s national team, Lady Jags, who had featured at the confederation’s showpiece in 2010.“Let’s Bet Sports is more than pleased to assist in whatever way possible in encouraging everyone to rally behind the Golden Jaguars,” said Rawle Toney, the Let’s Bet Sports Brand Ambassador.Toney made a presentation of a quantity of jerseys and tickets to GFF’s Social Media Officer, Keeran Williams at the Federation’s Headquarters, and pointed out that “it’s imperative that we give Golden Jaguars the support they need because the spinoffs from their victory on March 23 could be life-changing.”“At the Guyana Lottery Company and Let’s Bet Sports, we strive on being an entity and a brand that support sports and its development in Guyana, which is why with every lottery ticket and bet placed, a percentage of that ticket and wager will go towards the development of Guyana,” Toney pointed out.The jerseys, tickets and other memorabilia, Toney related, will be given to lucky fans through a series of radio and television promotions by Let’s Bet Sports and GFF leading up to the important fixture against Belize.Football fans, 18 years and older, will be able to place a wager on the Guyana vs Belize game, and are encouraged to visit their nearest Guyana Lottery Agent and ask for ‘Let’s Bet Sports’.