Department of Human Services Receives $3 Million Federal Grant to Fund Opioid Addiction Treatment in Rural Pennsylvania

first_img July 15, 2016 Department of Human Services Receives $3 Million Federal Grant to Fund Opioid Addiction Treatment in Rural Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced it received a nearly $3 million federal grant to double the number of primary care physicians delivering high-quality medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in rural Pennsylvania.The grant funds will be used to educate and train primary care providers to deliver high-quality Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment, focus on the details of implementation within primary care, facilitate coordination among the broader health system and community-based resources, provide access to clinical specialists, and link participating practices with hubs who can guide them towards a sustainable MAT program.“The opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic affects all Pennsylvanians, from the most urban areas to the most rural,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “My administration has been working diligently to serve all of our citizens, no matter their location, and help folks struggling with addiction overcome their disease. I’m thrilled that we have been given the opportunity to expand our efforts through this federal grant.”“When Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid we were able to provide critical access to health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “This next step will allow us to expand the high-quality care available in the rural parts of the state where finding the resources needed to combat opioid addiction may be more challenging.”“I am very pleased to hear of the federal support that will double the number of primary care physicians who can provide Medication Assisted Treatment to those suffering from the disease of addiction,” said Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). “As Chairman of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, I presided over 10 public hearings on the opioid and heroin public health epidemic facing our commonwealth. We consistently heard that a full continuum of care must be available to those seeking help, especially MAT. In rural Pennsylvania, where 34% of its citizens live in Medically Underserved Areas, the need for more specialty trained medical professionals and treatment options is critical. In light of the most recent Drug Enforcement Agency’s report of overdose deaths in Pennsylvania, this investment of federal funds is most timely and warranted.”The three-year grant, Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment in Rural Primary Care Practices, begins on September 30, 2016. DHS will partner with the HealthChoices’ Medicaid managed care organizations, and the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute, along with existing MAT providers who will participate in DHS’ Centers of Excellence initiative to recruit, engage, and support rural primary care practices to provide high-quality MAT.“The receipt of this grant builds upon yesterday’s announcement of the Centers of Excellence selection,” said Dallas. “The Wolf Administration is committed to attacking this epidemic from all angles and this grant will provide one more avenue from which to do so.”DHS will use these grant funds to implement solutions for overcoming barriers to implementation of MAT in primary care:There will be an implementation team, including MAT and primary care practice management experts, who regularly visit practices to assist providers in adding MAT services to their practice.Practices will be able to participate in webinars by addiction experts to review complex opioid case studies to improve their own treatment capabilities.Peer-to-peer teleconsultation will be available for physicians to speak with an on-call addiction specialist who can offer insight and expert advice on complex patients and MAT.Coordinated telepsychiatry services will be available for patients of participating practices.MAT is an evidence-based approach to treating OUD that uses FDA-approved medications (buprenorphine, injectable naltrexone, etc.) in combination with behavioral health treatments. MAT is a safe and effective strategy for decreasing the frequency and quantity of opioid use and reducing the risk of overdose and death. MAT is used in combination with appropriate levels of addiction and behavioral health treatment.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Affordable living in Belgian Gardens captures buyer attention

first_imgAbout Town agent Frank Fabris, who is marketing the development, said he expected at least one apartment to go under contract before the end of the week. Waterfront development hits the market “The day the sign went up, we had a call within half an hour,” Mr Fabris said.“I’m expecting a good percentage of owner-occupiers, and locals wanting to downsize.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We’re expecting about 10 to sell off the plan.”Garden Hills developer Ash Agaibey also said he expected the apartments to be in high-demand on the back of location and affordability. “Through strategic purchasing and clever design and planning, we’re able to pass on savings to our buyers,” Mr Agaibey said. The new Garden Hills apartment complex in Belgian Gardens has already grabbed the attention of interested buyers.LAUNCHED to the market last week, Belgian Garden’s new $10 million Garden Hills apartment complex has already captured the attention of interested buyers.The development will feature 20 new, finely-finished apartments as well as a lower level health and lifestyle-centred commercial space. MORE NEWS Townsville residents sitting on property gold MORE NEWS Priced from $314,000, residents will enjoy modern apartment living with secured, off-street parking and private access, accessibility via a ground-floor lift, as well as the convenience of the planned lower-level pharmacy, medical centre and allied health services. It will be situated at 19-21 Bundock Street in Belgian Gardens within walking distance of The Strand, as well as Jezzine Barracks and Pallarenda “As a result, we’re offering apartments that will boast great lifestyle advantages and high-level finishing in an ideal location, all at a very attractive price. “It’s for that reason we’re extremely confident they’ll be in high demand.” The complex will include two levels of apartments, with 16 two-bedroom units including four upper-level executive apartments featuring large, private terraces, as well as one-bedroom and one-bedroom plus study floorplan options. last_img read more

Cold Ironing Facilities Inaugurated at Port of Dunkirk

first_imgCMA CGM’s containership APL Singapura inaugurated on Wednesday the cold ironing facilities at the Port of Dunkirk’s Terminal des Flandres. By plugging into an onshore electricity supply (also known as cold ironing), container ships calling at the port can shut down their auxiliary engines while still getting the power they need, particularly in order to maintain controlled temperatures in refrigerated containers.The technology is believed to bring significant environmental benefits, including eliminating emissions of sulphur, nitrogen oxides and fine particles while ships are at berth while reducing noise pollution at the same time.The cold ironing system installed at the Terminal des Flandres is expected to become fully operational during the first half of 2020.   “Given CMA CGM’s steadfast commitment to installing more environmentally responsible solutions on board its vessels, the Group supports cold ironing and we will continue to equip our fleet accordingly. We are ready to test this system with other European port authorities that are committed to using cold ironing at their container ship terminals, as the Port of Dunkirk has successfully done,” Christine Cabau Woehrel, Executive Vice President in charge of Industrial Assets – CMA CGM Group, said. ACTEMIUM, a consortium of two companies (Brest and Boulogne) was selected to design and supply the cold ironing system that fits into six 40-foot containers, converting the public electricity supply for use by ships at port. The system has a capacity of 8 MW ­– enough to power nearly 1,000 homes – and it has been described as one of the most powerful ever to be installed in Europe.  The operation was co-financed by the Urban Community of Dunkirk, the Hauts-de-France region (via the European Regional Development Fund), and the Port of Dunkirk. The CMA CGM Group covered the cost of the equipment needed to connect the vessel.last_img read more

Federer says ‘epics’ keep him motivated after Australian Open thriller

first_img Promoted ContentCare To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The Best Cars Of All TimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback15 Action Heroes 25 Years Ago And Now13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot Roger Federer lives to win titles, but five-set thrillers like his epic against John Millman at the Australian Open are also a key reason why he is still playing aged 38. The Swiss master looked out for the count at 4-8 down in a nailbiting fifth-set super tiebreaker against the gutsy Australian, but somehow found a way back to clinch the third-round clash 4-6, 7-6 (7⁄2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10⁄8). Roger Federer says his five-set epic against John Millman is why he continues to played aged 38 Federer admitted it was “extremely difficult” and he went through the full gamut of emotions. But that is how he likes it. He said the electric atmosphere on Rod Laver Arena and the thrill of a match that stretched for more than four hours was part of why he continues to play. “Yeah, no doubt,” said the 20-time Grand Slam winner. “I mean, in the moment itself, it’s very gruelling and, at times, very disappointing when you are in situations where you get broken in the fifth or you’re down in the super breaker and lose the first set. “That’s when you really start wondering, why couldn’t I close this match earlier and all these things? “Then all of a sudden you turn the whole thing around within, like, two minutes and it was so worthwhile, everything that I have gone through.” After 22 years of Grand Slam tennis, he said his motivation remained strong “because of winning titles, trying to win as many matches as possible, enjoy myself out on court”. “But also being in epic matches like this,” he added. “It doesn’t always have to be finals. As long as the crowds are into it, you have a great battle with an opponent who you really admire and respect, it’s a good feeling. “I’m happy I had that match. I hope I would feel the same way also if I would have lost, to be honest.” Federer had played 53 five-setters in his storied career before meeting Millman, winning 30 and losing 23, but few could match the intensity of the battle on Friday evening. Loading… Read Also: Aussie Open: Ruthless Nadal crushes Busta to reach last 16 Millman is one of the fittest players on tour and memorably beat Federer over four tight sets in the round of 16 at the US Open in 2018. “That’s why I mumbled something to him at the net just saying, ‘I have so much respect for you, and it’s such a pity, I’m so sorry, but well played’,” said the Swiss star. Federer next faces unseeded Hungarian Marton Fucsovics as he guns for a place in his 15th Australian Open quarter-final. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (October 14-19)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report for October 14-19.Volleyball:  Alix DeDreu-Rising Sun.ORVC Report (October 14-19)last_img

Rare deadly tick-borne virus reported in Indiana

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana state health officials say the CDC has confirmed two cases of the deadly Heartland virus.The Heartland virus was recently discovered and is believed to be transmitted by ticks. The symptoms are flu-like and the disease attacks blood cells that fight infection and help with clotting.“Tick bites can cause serious illness and even death, and the discovery of Heartland virus gives Hoosiers another important reason to take precautions,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. “If you become ill after spending time outdoors, visit your health care provider immediately — especially if you found an attached tick. Prompt diagnosis of tick-borne illness helps prevent complications.”Hoosiers can reduce their risk of tick bites by:*        Avoiding direct contact with ticks by staying away from wooded and brushy areas and walking in the center of trails*       Using EPA-registered insect repellents with active ingredients such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus*         Applying products containing 0.5% permethrin to clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks, and tentsOfficials say ticks are found in grassy and wooded areas and are most active in late spring and early summer. In 2016, Indiana recorded more than 200 cases of tick-borne illness.After outdoor activities, people should conduct full-body tick checks using a hand-held or full-length mirror. Children should be assisted when performing tick checks. Showering or bathing can help remove any unattached ticks. Pets, coats, and day packs should also be checked for unattached ticks. Tumbling dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 20 minutes will kill unattached ticks on clothing.last_img read more

AVB needs third – Allardyce

first_img He added: “He’s done great hasn’t he taking over from Harry? But fourth is the same as Harry and you know what we’re like in football – they’ll say ‘Oh well, Harry done that’. “I think they’re good enough to finish third or fourth. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. I think if they continue to maintain the top players fit they’ve got a really good chance and they might even get into that third spot. I was particularly impressed with them when we played them, their front line was outstanding.” Gareth Bale scored once with ex-Hammer Jermain Defoe bagging a brace as Spurs ran out 3-1 winners when the two sides met at White Hart Lane in November. But Allardyce has overseen wins over the likes of Chelsea at Upton Park, where his side have also held Manchester United and Manchester City to draws. And the 58-year-old believes home advantage could prove the difference on Monday. “You can only be as good as your players are. If you’ve got great players you’ll get the results and I think they’ve got some great players at Tottenham and they’re really producing,” he said. “We know we’ve got a game on our hands on Monday but we’re a different team at home and we enjoy playing against the big boys. It seems to bring the best out of our players and hopefully it will be the same on Monday.” West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes Andre Villas-Boas has to guide Tottenham to a place in the top three of the Barclays Premier League to truly win over the club’s supporters. Villas-Boas replaced Harry Redknapp as Spurs boss after chairman Daniel Levy sacked the 65-year-old despite the former Portsmouth manager guiding the club to fourth place last season. The Hammers entertain Spurs on Monday night with Villas-Boas’ side currently occupying fourth spot once more, but Allardyce said: “They’ve got to finish higher than fourth haven’t they? That’s the pressure for him.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Quarterfinal games announced for Hancock County playoff teams

first_imgBelow are times and dates for local high school playoff games to be held Monday, Oct. 25, and Tuesday, Oct. 26. A list of this weekend’s games will be posted Thursday, Oct. 27. Road teams are listed first.Tuesday, Oct. 25Boys’ soccer, Class B North: (10) Mount Desert Island vs. (2) Winslow, 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer, Class C North: (9) George Stevens Academy vs. (1) Orono, 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer, Class C North: (11) Sumner vs. (3) Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 26Girls’ soccer, Class C North: (5) Central vs. (4) Bucksport, 3:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer, Class C North: (8) GSA vs. (1) Orono, 3 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Mikel Set to Dump Chinese Club, Rohr Admits Uncertainty over His…

first_imgSuper Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel, has revealed that he hascancelled his contract with Chinese Super League club, Tianjin Teda, a year before the agreement between club and player was due to run out.The former Chelsea midfielder did not travel with the Tianjin Teda first-teamers to Spain for pre-season training as he is negotiating with the club to break his contract.In an interview with Tianjin TV Sports New Vision programme, Mikel said: ‘’I broke the contract with the club, which means I will leave Teda. As for my next stop, I am not sure yet, maybe I will return to Europe, maybe stay in China. Anyway, I would like to wish the Teda team good luck next season.’’ Mikel performed well for Tianjin Teda in the first half of the 2018 season but struggled with injuries in the second half after representing Nigeria at the World Cup.Throughout his stay in China, the central midfielder cum defender featured in 31 Super League matches, scoring three goals and three assists.Meanwhile, Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has finally admitted uncertainty over the future of Mikel Obi with the Nigerian national team.Although Rohr had all along maintained that he and Mikel are in regular contact over the midfielder’s decision to regain full fitness before returning to international duty, the gaffer is now sounding less certain.Such that Rohr stopped short of affirming whether the Eagles’ skipper will be available for the team’s first two matches of 2019, as he failed to give any exact date for the star’s return.Instead of confirming that Mikel will be invited for the last Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in Asaba on March 22, 2019, and the international friendly against Egypt four days later, Rohr declared in a media chat that he does not know the Teda star’s schedule.With Mikel also failing to fix any particular date on his much-expected return to the Eagles, Rohr has now opted to play safe on his comments about the former Chelsea star, who was riddled with several fitness issues last season in the Chinese Super League.Unlike before when Rohr would boldly declare that he is aware of his skipper’s plans and doused talk about the icon heading for retirement, Rohr simply stated this time, “We don’t know yet when or if Obi Mikel wants to join the Eagles.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Center celebrates opening

first_imgThough it has been open to the public for weeks, the Ronald Tutor Campus Center will begin celebrating its official grand opening Thursday and will continue the festivities for an entire week.The grand opening will begin with the dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday, presided over by President C.L. Max Nikias. Vice President for Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson and USC Trustee Ronald Tutor will also be in attendance.Before the dedication ceremony, the food court at the campus center will be giving out free samples from its eateries from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., which include Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Panda Express and California Pizza Kitchen.Students can stop by the grand opening at the campus center for a variety of free gifts, but must have their student I.D.Visitors can also participate in a hands-on photography project; the campus center will be checking out cameras to snap pictures that will be used in a collage in the buildings.Performances on Friday include hip-hop groups Break Through Hip Hop and Chaotic 3, as well as salsa lessons in the Grand Ballroom, located below the campus center, at 4 p.m.Saturday features the celebration bash, culminating in a performance by Shiny Toy Guns, a Grammy-nominated band that was founded in Los Angeles. The concert will be held in the Grand Ballroom and the doors open at 7 p.m.The rest of the week features a variety of shows from Comedus Alumnus, featuring USC alumni Brad Wollack and Michael McDonald; dance groups Kazan Taiko, USC TCDance, Trojan Dance Marathon, USC Fly Girls, USC Ballroom & Latin Dance Team and the USC Chamber Ballet Company; and a capella groups the Trojan Men and USC Sirens. Visit the USC Student Affairs website for a complete list of times and performances.Finally, visitors can start the Trojan football season with pre-game activities in Associate’s Park at 5 p.m. and a kickoff in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at 8 p.m., in anticipation of the USC vs. Hawai’i game Sept. 2.For a complete list of the activities at the campus center’s grand opening, read more