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Eagleville Participates in Inaugural PA Opioid Command Center Summit

The inaugural PA Opioid Command Center Summit brought together 200 individuals helping their communities fight the opioid crisis, including community organizations, non-profits, schools, healthcare workers, addiction and recovery specialists, and families affected by the opioid crisis. Representatives from Eagleville Hospital were among the attendees.

The no-cost two-day summit held in State College focused on the importance of communication, cooperation, and collaboration to provide and implement local level initiatives. Following the governor’s opening remarks, the state’s health secretaries involved in the Opioid Command Center held a panel discussion on the role each agency plays in the crisis. A federal panel featuring the United States Health and Human Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Office of National Drug Control Policy kicked-off the second day of the summit.

Some of the breakout sessions included expanding the role of first responders, discussing interventions and recovery programs such as the warm hand-off program, implementation of MAT, and partnerships to help fight the crisis.