Governor Tom Wolf visited the Dauphin County State Health Center in Kline Plaza today to launch Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week and receive a free naloxone kit, which all Pennsylvanians can do on Dec.13 at one of 80 locations across the state.
Wolf Administration Receives $10 Million from Bloomberg Philanthropies to Fight Opioid Epidemic in PennsylvaniaNovember 30, 2018
Pennsylvania has been selected as the first state to participate in a groundbreaking initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies designed to strengthen state and local opioid prevention and treatment efforts. Governor Tom Wolf accepted a $10 million grant this morning from Michael Bloomberg—founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases—at the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit in Washington, D.C. Governor Wolf was a featured speaker at the event, describing his administration’s approach to reduce the number of Pennsylvanians addicted to opioids.
Governor Wolf and his administration’s Opioid Command Center, including the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Pennsylvania State Police, encourages all Pennsylvanians to take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative tomorrow, October 27, 2018.
Governor Wolf signed two bills – now Acts 88 and 89 – into law that will support grandparents raising grandchildren, many because of the opioid epidemic.
New State Program to Help Individuals Battling Opioid Use Disorder Find and Maintain Housing in PennsylvaniaOctober 17, 2018
Governor Wolf announced a new state program that aims to direct $15 million for an opioid housing initiative that will fund a minimum of eight pilot projects in eligible urban and rural communities throughout the commonwealth.