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October 01, 2019 - Boalsburg, PA

Gov. Wolf Addresses Opioid Command Center Summit, Highlights Progress Made, Encourages Local Initiatives

Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administration’s first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.

“Pennsylvania has approached the opioid crisis with an “all-hands-on-deck” response to a threat to our commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf said. “In addition to our many local partners, almost every department in the state has been pursuing some type of program to assist Pennsylvanians affected by the opioid crisis.”

Gov. Wolf highlighted the accomplishments and contributions of numerous state agencies, as well as the overall progress in fighting the crisis. Successful efforts include distributing more than 13,000 free naloxone kits across the commonwealth during three distribution days and 50,000 kits to first responders who have administered nearly 30,000 doses of the life-saving medication to date; expanding access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in state correctional facilities; providing MAT grants to health care facilities and removing the need for prior-authorization from most private health insurers in the state to treat with MAT.



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf addressing the summit.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf addressing the summit. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf addressing the summit. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA Meghna Patel Deputy Secretary for Health Innovation at Pennsylvania Department of Health answering questions from the audience. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf addressing the summit. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Pennsylvania Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Teresa Miller listening to questions from the audience. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf addressing the summit. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA   Jen Smith Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs answering addressing the audience. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaking with summit attendees. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf posing for a photo with summit attendees. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA Scott Camazin, MD of Addition Solutions asking questions of the panel at the Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf addressing the summit. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  John Gallagher of PAMED asking questions of the panel at the Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Pennsylvania Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Teresa Miller speaking to panel members.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaking with summit attendees. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019Harrisburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA   Jen Smith Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs answering questions from the audience. Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Audience members listen to the panel discussion.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf addressing the summit.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_019.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Governor Tom Wolf speaking with summit attendees.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_020.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Pennsylvania Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Teresa Miller answering questions from the audience.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_021.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Jessica Altman, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner answering questions from the audience.  Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019 <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17467_gov_opioids_dz_022.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Boalsburg, PA  Robert Torres, acting secretary of the Department of Aging answering questions from the audience.   Governor Tom Wolf today kicked off his administrations first Opioid Command Center Opioid Summit: Think Globally, Act Locally, which brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, health care workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis.  Tuesday, October 1, 2019