|CDC Estimates Show Decline in Number of Drug Overdose Deaths in Pennsylvania by admin|
According to provisional data posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of reported drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania has declined by 18.8 percent over the last year (from 5,434 during December 2017 to 4,410 during December 2018).
|PA Hospital Rural Residency Program Receives Federal Recognition, Grant Funding by Rmoore@haponline.org|
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Lehigh Valley Health Network participated in an event that announced a grant to fund a new rural residency program in the commonwealth.
|News Release: Bloomberg Philanthropies Selects Pennsylvania Hospitals for Cutting-edge Opioid Learning and Action Collaborative by Rmoore@haponline.org|
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is honored to announce the formation of HAP’s Opioid Learning Action Network (LAN). The LAN is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which announced last year that it would award $50 million in grants across several states to combat opioid addition. Pennsylvania was selected as the first state to participate in the initiative.
|HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health by admin|
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health was awarded HAP’s Community Champions 2019 Achievement Award for Aligning Efforts to Fight the Opioid Crisis—a multi-stakeholder, collaborative initiative to reduce the number of deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses in Lancaster County.
|Support Builds for Strengthening Health Care Workforce to Respond to Opioid Epidemic by admin|
Federal legislation to strengthen the health care workforce serving on the front lines of the nation’s opioid epidemic earned the approval of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee in a legislative mark-up on Wednesday, and will now await consideration before the full House.
|Study Finds Pennsylvania among States with Highest Rate of Drug Overdose Deaths by admin|
According to a recent Commonwealth Fund study, Pennsylvania has the third highest death rate from drug overdoses (behind Ohio and West Virginia) and mortality rates from drug overdoses were at least five times higher than rates for alcohol-related deaths and about three times higher than suicide rates.
|Latest PHC4 Report Suggests Stabilization of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Rates in PA by Rmoore@haponline.org|
According to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) could be plateauing in Pennsylvania, a sign that efforts to curb the opioid crisis may be helping.
|Pennsylvania House Adopts Resolution Authorizing Study of State’s Behavioral Health Needs by Rmoore@haponline.org|
This week, the state House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution to help lawmakers better understand the behavioral health needs of Pennsylvania’s patients, beginning with the impact of behavioral health holds in emergency departments.
|HAP Holds Opioid Learning Action Network Webinar by admin|
HAP presented an informational overview of its newest care improvement initiative, the Opioid Learning Action Network (LAN). This initiative will support Pennsylvania hospitals in their efforts to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and reduce drug-related overdose deaths.
|HAP Achievement Award Winners Honored during HAP Leadership Summit by firstname.lastname@example.org|
The 2019 HAP Achievement Award winners were honored during HAP's Leadership Summit.