Expanding Access to Healthcare & Investing in Public Health

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Governor Shapiro is working to expand quality, affordable healthcare for Pennsylvanians and their families, while protecting the freedom to choose from political attacks.  

Awarded almost $9 million in grants by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs from the historic opioid settlement spearheaded by then-Attorney General Josh Shapiro to four counties to establish and expand services for individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders.  

Allocated $4 million in Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ grant funding to establish six regional recovery hubs to expand resources for Pennsylvanians in recovery in their community.

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Joined the Reproductive Freedom Alliance with Governors from 20 other states to safeguard the freedom to choose and improve abortion and reproductive health access.   
Launched a Commonwealth website to provide resources for patients seeking abortion care in Pennsylvania in the wake of right-wing judicial attacks on abortion.  
An infographic stating that Governor Shapiro has reduced the department of human services' medicaid provider enrollment backlog by 75%.
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Established a health resource center in Darlington Township that helped over 500 residents impacted by the Norfolk Southern train derailment who have health, pet, farm animal, and air and water quality concerns, and rolled out a health resource network for residents.     

Allocated more than $14 million through the Department of Health to 127 long-term care facilities to help maintain quality healthcare through workforce development, staff retention, and infrastructure for residents and staff.  

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Secured final allocation of a $52 million federal grant for the construction/renovation project at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. 

What else has Governor Shapiro proposed?

  • $2.3 million to expand maternal health programs to reduce the maternal mortality rate. 
  • $5 million to support Pennsylvania’s 988 infrastructure to ensure that individuals have access to crisis support and professionals.  

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