Secretary Theresa Miller joins opioid use disorder Centers of Excellence sessions

Secretary Teresa Miller (3rd from right) with members of JHF Staff and COE team administrators.

In October and November, PRHI and the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy facilitated regional Learning Network sessions in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton, and Philadelphia for the Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence (COEs). Since 2017, Pennsylvania's 45 COEs have expanded access to and improved engagement in treatment to more than 20,500 Medicaid recipients around Pennsylvania. The regional Learning Network sessions focused on best practices for engaging and retaining COE clients in Medication-Assisted Treatment and comprehensive services. Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined the regional sessions in Western Pennsylvania and in the Lehigh/Capital region to hear directly from COE's and their teams about the successes and challenges of fighting the opioid epidemic. The PA press release provides additional information.

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