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The Opioid Epidemic

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Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania will receive a $55.9 million State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Wolf administration was highly motivated to acquire…

Hurricane Florence’s Impact in Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency supplemented staffing in the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center to monitor conditions as remnants of Hurricane Florence moved through the state and were ready to respond to resource requests…

Opportunities for People Using SNAP at Farmers Markets

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"A person's diet plays a critical role in a person's development and long-term health outcomes. Nutritious, healthy foods are less expensive than medicine, but can be as effective for preventing or managing some health conditions," says Department…

Medical Assistance Benefits for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)

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For people with disabilities, finding a job or returning to work can be a challenge. For a long time one of the biggest obstacles to working was health care coverage. Earning too much money meant risking losing health care benefits. However,…

A Victory for People with Disabilities and Seniors

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Governor Tom Wolf said Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Decision to allow his 2015 homecare executive order to proceed is a victory for seniors and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. The decision is a victory for seniors, people with disabilities,…

10 Surprising Facts about Cholesterol

September is Cholesterol Month, here are some surprising facts about it!  By Tammy Worth Medically Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MDYou can’t live without it. One out of every three adults has high cholesterol. High cholesterol…

Samuel McKoy-Johnson

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  Source: FOX 43, Jossie Carbonare / June 1, 2018 Taking big steps and beating the odds. 18-year old Samuel Mckoy-Johnson suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, making his bones easy to break and…

Barb Smith of Hooversville, PA

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 This month, we would like to introduce you to our participant Barbara Smith from Hooversville, PA. Barb lives with Cerebral Palsy and is one of the most talked about and loved participants around the Johnstown office. When Barb…

Michelle Gelles of Johnstown, PA

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Michelle Gelles of Johnstown, PA, is our featured participant this month and we are eager to share her story with you.Growing up, Michelle had a normal life. She was surrounded by a loving and supporting family that never treated her…

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