Wolf Administration Announces Partnership with Adapt Pharma to Offer Free Narcan to Schools

first_img February 01, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announced today that his administration has partnered with Adapt Pharma to increase statewide access to the naloxone drug, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Adapt will provide a free carton of Narcan Nasal Spray, one brand of naloxone, to all Pennsylvania public schools.Governor Wolf joined the Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Education, Drug and Alcohol Programs, and State to praise the partnership as another crucial step to combat the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania.“I am thrilled to announce my administration’s next step in the fight against the opioid epidemic,” said Governor Wolf. “By equipping trained professionals in schools with this drug, we are providing another way to save Pennsylvanian lives. It is our responsibility to give these struggling individuals another chance at life.”Pennsylvania is the first state to implement this program, sponsored by Adapt Pharma in partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, an Initiative of the Clinton Foundation. Pennsylvania public high schools will also have access to new educational materials and training developed by the National Association of School Nurses as part of the program.Under this program, Adapt Pharma and the Clinton Foundation are offering every public high school in the country one free carton of NARCAN Nasal Spray. The distribution of the cartons will be facilitated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health through school nurses. Adapt Pharma has provided a grant to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to support their educational efforts around opioid overdose in schools. The grant will allow NASN to develop and disseminate educational materials to the nation’s school nurses and the students and families they work with every day.“We understand the crucial role schools can play to change the course of the opioid overdose epidemic by working with students and families,” said Seamus Mulligan, Chairman and CEO of Adapt Pharma. “We want every high school in the country to be prepared for an opioid emergency by having access to a carton of NARCAN Nasal Spray at no cost. We look forward to working with our partners to implement these initiatives, which build on the significant progress being made by legislators and community groups.”The Wolf Administration has made the fight against heroin a top priority. Some of the administration’s initiatives include: signing a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access this life-saving drug; equipping the Pennsylvania State Police with naloxone, so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies; and training Pennsylvania Capitol Police to administer and carry naloxone.In addition to these actions, the Wolf Administration is currently working to develop the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction. This program was the recipient of two federal grants last year: the 2015 federal Harold Rogers grant for $409,000 and a CDC grant of $900,000 to enhance, maximize, and support the implementation of ABC-MAP.“Opioid addiction is the most pressing health threat in Pennsylvania today and the availability of naloxone is a critical component in our broad effort to address it,” said Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy. “This generous donation will ensure that all public schools across the Commonwealth have access to naloxone. As a result many more lives will be saved and those young people, with their futures ahead of them, will be able to receive the treatment they need.”“This partnership will educate and equip our schools’ trained medical professionals to use this lifesaving tool,” said Department of Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. “Trained professionals in our schools can reduce response time and allow them to provide swift treatment to any individual overdosing in a school.”“In rural areas, it may take longer for emergency first responders to reach patients,” said Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis. “Thus stocking this medication on school grounds can prevent many unnecessary deaths. We need to ensure that anyone who might be in a position to encounter an opioid overdose has access to this lifesaving antidote.”“The Department of State licenses and regulates 447,593 professionals in the health fields,” said Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés. “We are distributing information to the Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy on the dangers of opioids as part of our commitment to protect the health and safety of the public.”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Wolf Administration Announces Partnership with Adapt Pharma to Offer Free Narcan to Schoolslast_img read more

Homeowners are looking to upgrade and this is what they really want

first_img78 Adina St, Norman Park. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago“We renovated it, we added a bedroom upstairs and a kitchen downstairs and made it a better floor plan,’’ Mrs Levine said.“We absolutely loved the property.“We are very fortunate we can upgrade a bit.’’The report also found that one of the biggest issues holding buyers back this year, was worrying about whether they could afford to upgrade, with nine in ten respondents saying this weighed on their mind. REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee, said buyers in Brisbane probably felt they could manage this a little more than those in southern capitals.“When you have a look at pricing in Brisbane, it is still reasonable and it is still quite affordable to get a big family home on a decent size block,’’ she said. “But it’s more of an issue (in Brisbane now) than it was ten years ago when prices were a lot cheaper and you could get something in a better suburb for a much cheaper price.’’ Buyers may be worried about what they could afford but REA Group home loans general manager Andrew Russell said it was not an impossible dream.It came as a surprise to many when they did the research that they could afford to borrow what was necessary to secure the home they wanted. The most important step was to find out exactly what they could borrow before they even started the house hunt.He said where many came unstuck was that they didn’t really have a good idea of what their current financial situation was.“The important thing is that the information that they are providing to get approved is an accurate reflection of their current financial position,’’ he said. “It is the little things that ad up over the course of the month,’’ he said. “Whether it is the smashed avocado, upsizing on meals or taxis, they are a big one, they add up. Those extra little luxuries that you don’t factor in when you are actually applying for the home loan, they do change your living expenses.’’ Plenty of people were investigating their mortgage options with realestate.com.au’s mortgage calculator chalking up more than 5.3 million engagements since it launched. The online tool enables users to stress test their financial capabilities and determine if they can afford their dream home. They can also get online to get loan approval with realestate.com.au home loans which offer a choice of 30 lenders including NAB. Tiffany Levine, with her sons Lewis, 3 and Ethan, 2. The family is buying a house with more land. Picture: Liam Kidston.FORGET media rooms or a butler’s pantry when Brisbane property owners upsize its land they are after.Property is still top of the wish list for 2018, with new research revealing 10 per cent of homeowners were keen to upsize this year and for many that meant a larger block.One in three Australians have set themselves a property goal to achieve this year, according to Galaxy Poll research for realestate.com.au.Despite a crack down on investment lending 8 per cent of those surveyed were still keen to secure an investment property while 7 per cent were keen to move to another area and 7 per cent were keen to buy a first home. The research found one of the biggest property goals this year, particularly for Millennials and parents, was to upgrade. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: Location, location, location01:29 It’s a trend that agent, Robyn Tait of Place Coorparoo has noticed within that 5km to 10km band of the CBD.Ms Tait said there were still conventional upgraders, families growing and wanting more rooms, but the trend of buying “humble homes’’ on larger blocks was on the rise.“Rather than upsizing into necessarily ready made homes, I think what we are seeing over recent years is that more and more people are prepared to take on major structural renovations themselves,’’ she said.“There is demand for people wanting to buy a very humble home that is a blank slate but on a larger block so they can raise the house, extend and put in a pool, all of those types of things.“What we actually see is people moving from a 405sq m block to a 600 sqm block so they can do these really significant structural renovations.’’“I think with our climate as well when people are upsizing a lot of the time, it is for that larger block so that they can put on a large deck, swimming pool and have a large garden for kids to play in.’’Tiffany and Peter Levine have lived in their Norman Park home for five years, but now it’s time to upgrade.They’ve already found their new home at nearby Coorparoo and while it has the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms, it comes with the one thing Mrs Levine said they were keen on -extra land. They will be upgrading from a 400sq m to a 630sq m block, which will allow them to put in a large pool in the future.The couple, who’s two children Lewis, 3, and Ethan, 2, came along after they bought the home they are selling at 78 Adina st, Norman Park, said they had already renovated that property to meet their needs. last_img read more

Maxine Clark, 71, Liberty

first_imgMaxine Clark, age 71, of Liberty, Indiana died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.Born May 3, 1947 in Knoxville, Tennessee she was one of fourteen children born to the late John B. & Iva Lee (Gentry) Summey.  On March 20, 1981 she was united in marriage to Rodney Duane Clark, and he preceded her in death on September 26, 2017.Maxine worked for many years as a CNA and in the home healthcare field.  She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Liberty, the Delta Theta Tau Sorority, and the Liberty Garden Club.  In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and flowers; and spending time with her grandchildren.Survivors include her step-mother, Dorothy Summey of Brookville, Indiana; four children, Brian W. DeFossett of Brookville, Indiana, Greg (Renee) DeFossett of Brookville, Indiana, Michelle (Kelly) Peed of Williamsburg, Indiana and April (Larry) Gabbard of Connersville, Indiana; 14 grandchildren, Michele (Ryan) Moran, Michael (Jessica) DeFossett, Jeremy Defossett, Alyson (Kurt) Flanigan, Alyssa Persinger, Mason Peed, Kollyn Peed, Ayden Alcorn, Isabella Peed, Cierra Gabbard, Jakob Gabbard, Nikalas Gabbard, Brooklyn Gabbard and Peyton Gabbard; 8 great-grandchildren, Kurtis Flanigan, Atreyu Flanigan, Emily Moran, Riley Moran, Mikey Rosefeld, Rowin DeFossett, Heaven McQueen, Hailey McQueen. She also leaves seven siblings, Gail Kaiser of Greenwood, Indiana, Brenda Tomlin of Brookville, Indiana, Gary (Carol) Summey of Greenwood, Indiana, James (Tina) Summey of Brookville, Indiana, Jenny (Dave) Ryckman of Connersville, Indiana, Joyce (Tom II) Davis of Brookville, Indiana and Ramona (Kenny) Alig of Brookville, Indiana.In addition to her parents & husband, Duane, she was preceded in death by siblings, Minnie Watson, Berter Troutman, Howard Summey, Walter Summey, Effie May Summey, and Michael Summey.Family & friends may visit from 9 until 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.  Burial will follow in West Point Cemetery in Liberty, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to Reid Health Hospice.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Clark family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more