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Wolf Administration Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants to Higher Education Institutions for Opioid Prevention

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is awarding nearly $1 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants to prevent and reduce the use of opioids by college students and to create naloxone training opportunities for post-secondary institutions. The grants are part of…

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Wolf Administration Announces Second Round of Funding to Recruit and Retain Physicians Addressing the Opioid Crisis

The Wolf Administration today announced that the state will allocate another $5 million in federal funding to a loan repayment program for health care practitioners providing medical and behavioral health care and treatment for substance use disorder and opioid use disorder in areas where there is high opioid-use and a shortage of health care practitioners.…

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Gov. Wolf Signs 8th Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Vows Continued Concerted Efforts

Governor Tom Wolf signed the eighth renewal of Pennsylvania’s Opioid Disaster Declaration. In January 2018, he took the unprecedented step of signing the first disaster declaration so the state could focus resources and break down government siloes to address the burgeoning heroin and opioid epidemic. “Renewing the disaster declaration and its provisions is a reminder…

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Gov. Wolf: $2.1 Million in Grants will Enhance Community Supports for Individuals in Recovery

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) will award $2.1 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants to enhance community recovery supports for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). The grants are part of the $55.9 million SAMSHA grant secured by the Wolf…

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Wolf Administration Awards $3.4 Million in Grants to Support Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today his administration is awarding $3.4 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants for support services of pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder (OUD). The grants are part of the $55.9 million SAMSHA grant secured by the Wolf Administration and administered…

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