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On average, 13 Pennsylvanians die each day from drug-related overdose deaths. In response, HAP is working with member hospitals, health systems and other key stakeholders to adopt meaningful policy changes to improve the health care community’s response to the opioid epidemic.

HAP’s key priorities include:

  • Preventing new cases of opioid addiction by promoting safe prescribing, and implementing the state’s prescription drug monitoring program
  • Treating people who are already addicted by expanding access to treatment and recovery
  • Increasing access to life-saving overdose medications
  • Focusing care for moms and infants impacted by opioid abuse
  • Reducing the supply of opioids in our communities

HAP believes that policymakers must allow for flexibility in addressing this public health crisis. A one-size-fits-all approach does not address the complexity of opioid abuse, but rather the implementation of community specific best practices.

 

HAP has produced an interactive state map to help compare drug-related overdose death rates at the local, state, and national level.

 

Related News

CEO of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Talks to State Lawmakers about Important Health Care Priorities by jshellenberger@haponline.org

“The role of safety net providers in meeting the health care needs of rural underserved populations” was the topic at the 2018 Rural Pennsylvania Legislative Briefing at the Capitol this morning. The bi-cameral, bi-partisan briefing was hosted by Senator Lisa Baker, Majority Chairperson of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee; Representative Kathy Rapp, Majority Chairperson of the Health Committee; and Lisa Davis, Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

HAP-Supported Bill to Curb Opioids, Reform Workers Comp Sent to Governor by jshellenberger@haponline.org

Yesterday evening, the Pennsylvania House voted 101-92 to approve HAP-supported legislation to curb the use of opioids by injured workers and to better the commonwealth’s workers’ compensation system.

Federal Policymakers Continue to Pursue Solutions to Opioid Epidemic by Rmoore@haponline.org

On the heels of investing nearly $4 billion in new resources to tackle the opioid epidemic in the recently enacted fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations act, Congressional committees are vetting new policy avenues to improve the response to the opioid crisis. 

CMS Finalizes Rules Governing Health Insurance Marketplaces by Rmoore@haponline.org

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued its final rule impacting insurance plans offered on the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. 

Governor Renews 90-day Opioid Disaster Declaration, Reviews Progress by admin

Governor Wolf today announced the renewal of the 90-day opioid disaster declaration established to support an all-hands-on-deck approach to engaging multiple state agencies in a cohesive, concentrated, well-orchestrated effort to attack the epidemic.

NIH Doubles Funding for Opioid-related Research, Launches New Initiative by admin

National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today the launch of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, designed to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. 

National Doctors Day is a Day to Thank Pennsylvania Physicians by JCOLLINS@HAPONLINE.ORG

Thank you to Pennsylvania’s nearly 48,000 physicians, many who are working to improve the health of patients and communities in hospitals and health systems across the state.

HRSA Report on Health Equity Calls for Strong Partnerships and a Focus on Social Determinants of Health by jkissinger@haponline.org

 A report issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration presents a current picture of and progress made to address health equity issues affecting the country’s diverse, vulnerable, and socially disadvantaged populations.

PHC4 Report Underscores the Need for Additional Resources to Address Opioid Epidemic by Rmoore@haponline.org

News Release:  The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) today released a research brief about the rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) hospital stays in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania hospitals are working as key partners with state and local government and community organizations to prevent substance use disorder (which reduces the frequency of NAS), to educate the public about the dangers of opioid misuse, and to care for patients.

As PA Hospitals Adopt Solutions to Address Opioid Crisis, Report Shows Impacts of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome by jkissinger@haponline.org

The PHC4 brief says hospitalizations for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome topped 1,900 during 2017. Pennsylvania hospitals are adopting initiatives to help these babies and their mothers. 

Related Blogs

CEO of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Talks to State Lawmakers about Important Health Care Priorities by jshellenberger@haponline.org

“The role of safety net providers in meeting the health care needs of rural underserved populations” was the topic at the 2018 Rural Pennsylvania Legislative Briefing at the Capitol this morning. The bi-cameral, bi-partisan briefing was hosted by Senator Lisa Baker, Majority Chairperson of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee; Representative Kathy Rapp, Majority Chairperson of the Health Committee; and Lisa Davis, Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

HAP-Supported Bill to Curb Opioids, Reform Workers Comp Sent to Governor by jshellenberger@haponline.org

Yesterday evening, the Pennsylvania House voted 101-92 to approve HAP-supported legislation to curb the use of opioids by injured workers and to better the commonwealth’s workers’ compensation system.

Federal Policymakers Continue to Pursue Solutions to Opioid Epidemic by Rmoore@haponline.org

On the heels of investing nearly $4 billion in new resources to tackle the opioid epidemic in the recently enacted fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations act, Congressional committees are vetting new policy avenues to improve the response to the opioid crisis. 

CMS Finalizes Rules Governing Health Insurance Marketplaces by Rmoore@haponline.org

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued its final rule impacting insurance plans offered on the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. 

Governor Renews 90-day Opioid Disaster Declaration, Reviews Progress by admin

Governor Wolf today announced the renewal of the 90-day opioid disaster declaration established to support an all-hands-on-deck approach to engaging multiple state agencies in a cohesive, concentrated, well-orchestrated effort to attack the epidemic.

NIH Doubles Funding for Opioid-related Research, Launches New Initiative by admin

National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today the launch of the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, designed to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. 

National Doctors Day is a Day to Thank Pennsylvania Physicians by JCOLLINS@HAPONLINE.ORG

Thank you to Pennsylvania’s nearly 48,000 physicians, many who are working to improve the health of patients and communities in hospitals and health systems across the state.

HRSA Report on Health Equity Calls for Strong Partnerships and a Focus on Social Determinants of Health by jkissinger@haponline.org

 A report issued by the Health Resources and Services Administration presents a current picture of and progress made to address health equity issues affecting the country’s diverse, vulnerable, and socially disadvantaged populations.

PHC4 Report Underscores the Need for Additional Resources to Address Opioid Epidemic by Rmoore@haponline.org

News Release:  The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) today released a research brief about the rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) hospital stays in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania hospitals are working as key partners with state and local government and community organizations to prevent substance use disorder (which reduces the frequency of NAS), to educate the public about the dangers of opioid misuse, and to care for patients.

As PA Hospitals Adopt Solutions to Address Opioid Crisis, Report Shows Impacts of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome by jkissinger@haponline.org

The PHC4 brief says hospitalizations for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome topped 1,900 during 2017. Pennsylvania hospitals are adopting initiatives to help these babies and their mothers. 

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