Governor Wolf Announces $3.68 Million Youth Suicide Prevention Federal Grant

Harrisburg, PA – Members of Governor Tom Wolf’s health agencies, including the departments of Human Services (DHS) and Health (DOH), today held the first meeting of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force and announced receipt of a $3.68 million federal grant for youth suicide prevention. “Working together to prevent suicide is of paramount importance to all…

Governor Wolf Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration, Commits to Continued Fight

Amid receipt of preliminary data indicating a decrease in opioid overdose deaths in some parts of the state from 2017 to 2018, Governor Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration, highlighting this progress, and noting that Pennsylvanians are still suffering from this disease in epidemic proportions. The preliminary estimate is based on death certificate data that Pennsylvania collects and reports to the Centers for Disease Control.

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