August 08, 2018
Governor Wolf sat down with grandparents raising grandchildren as a result of the opioid epidemic, listening to their concerns and renewing his call for passage of legislation aimed at removing barriers to obtaining state services and supports.
July 26, 2018
Governor Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has received a nearly $5 million federal grant to provide career services, with a plan to return to work and create a mobile app for individuals impacted by the opioid epidemic, as part of the administration’s comprehensive prevention, rescue and treatment efforts.
July 17, 2018
The Wolf Administration awarded three $1-million grants to organizations to build medication-assisted treatment programs for Pennsylvanians suffering from the disease of addiction, including one at Temple University Hospital, as part of the Pennsylvania Coordinated Medication Assisted Treatment program, or PAC-MAT.
July 16, 2018
The Wolf Administration introduced opioid prescribing guidelines for workers’ compensation to help health care providers determine when opioids are appropriate for treatment of someone injured on the job.
July 02, 2018
The Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval from the federal government for a waiver amendment allowing DHS to continue to receive federal Medicaid funding to be used for the treatment of individuals in substance-use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities.