Governor Wolf’s Week, July 17 – July 23, 2016

Governor Wolf’s Week, July 17 – July 23, 2016

first_img The Blog,  Videos,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf continued to highlight his initiative to combat the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania. The governor, who fought for funding to in the budget to increase treatment for individuals with substance use disorder, began touring the newly announced Centers of Excellence. Governor Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas made stops in Harrisburg, Allentown, Johnstown, and Washington County to visit the centers and discuss next steps to fight the opioid addiction crisis.Continuing the battle against opioid abuse, Governor Wolf was joined by Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis and Department of State Secretary Pedro Cortes at a press conference on Tuesday to announce new opioid prescribing guidelines. Dr. Levine had presented the guidelines to the State Board of Medicine, the State Board of Pharmacy, and the State Board of Dentistry. The Boards of Pharmacy and Dentistry have voted to adopt the guidelines. The Board of Medicine has voted to adopt two of the four sets of prescribing guidelines, and will take up the remaining guidelines next month.Governor Wolf also hosted two roundtable discussions in Pittsburgh and Beaver County focused on the economic opportunities and workforce needs following the recent announcement by Royal Dutch Shell that the company plans to build a new ethane cracker plant in Beaver County. Both roundtables were attended by legislators, local government officials, businesses, and other stakeholders. Former Governor Tom Corbett participated in the Pittsburgh roundtable.Next week, Philadelphia will host the Democratic National Convention. On Monday, Governor Wolf welcomed potential visitors of the convention to Philadelphia and throughout the week highlighted some of his favorite spots in Philly, as well as sharing important travel and tourism information.Governor Wolf’s Week, July 17 – July 23, 2016Monday, July 18, 2016Continuing the Fight Against Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic (VIDEO)Meet Jane – A Center of Excellence PatientGovernor Wolf Visits Centers of Excellence, Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid EpidemicTuesday, July 19, 2016Democratic National Convention Visitors: Welcome to PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Orders Flags to Remain at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Attack in Baton Rouge, LouisianaGovernor Wolf Announces Public Service Fellowship Program for Advanced Degree GraduatesWolf Administration Announces New Opioid Prescribing Guideline RecommendationsWednesday, July 20, 2016Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Storms in Fayette CountyGovernor Wolf Orders Flags to Remain at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Correctional Officer at Luzerne County Correctional FacilityGO-TIME: Governor Wolf announces Reverse Auction for Road Salt Saved $17.5 Million This YearGovernor Wolf Announces $68.1 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 14 CountiesGovernor Wolf Signs Fifteen Bills Into Law, Including ICA Ethics Reformed and Industrial Hemp RegulationThursday, July 21, 2016Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Promote Study of Computer Science in High SchoolGovernor Wolf Visits Johnstown Center of Excellence, Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Holds Roundtable Discussion on Economic Impact of New Shell Plant in Western PAGovernor Wolf Announces 5,000 New, Full-Time Jobs with Statewide Amazon ExpansionFriday, July 22, 2016GO-TIME: Advanced Cyber Analytics Saving Over $600,000 per Year While Strengthening SecurityGovernor Wolf Announces LGBT-Owned and Disabled-Owned Businesses to be Recognized as Small Diverse BusinessesGovernors Wolf, Corbett, Legislators, Stakeholders Host Roundtable to Discuss Economic Impact of New Shell PlantGovernor Wolf Visits Washington Center of Excellence, Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The Blog:Democratic National Convention Visitors: Welcome to PhiladelphiaTravel Tools Available for Residents, DNC VisitorsGovernor Wolf Continues Fight Against Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania (Round-up)The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia: What Do I Need to Know?Governor Wolf’s guide to the Best Hot Dog in PhillyGovernor and First Lady Wolf’s Philly Favorites Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 22, 2016center_img Governor Wolf’s Week, July 17 – July 23, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img

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