Addressing the Challenges of Addiction in Rural Pennsylvania – Public Briefing

Rural Pennsylvania Legislative Briefing

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
House Majority Caucus Room (Capitol Room 140)

Addressing the Challenges of Addiction in Rural Pennsylvania


Welcome and Opening Comments

  • Lisa Davis, Director and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, University Park, PA
  • Representative Matthew Baker (68th District), Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Majority Chairman, Health Committee, Harrisburg, PA
  • Senator Lisa Baker (20th District), Pennsylvania Senate and Majority Chairperson, Health and Human Services Committee, Harrisburg, PA

Mental, Behavioral, and Substance Abuse Community-based Issues and Solutions

  • Addressing the Needs of Addicted Patients Through Inpatient and Telehealth Services: Jack Cahalane, Ph.D., MPH, Chief, General Adult Service Line and Director, Telepsychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Addressing the Immediate and Long-term Needs of the Youngest Victims of Addiction: Meaghan Sprout, Government Affairs Director, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Harrisburg, PA
  • The Challenge for Morticians in Meeting Increased Demand for Services: John “Jack” Martin, Ed.D., FD, Owner and Supervisor, Dusckas-Martin Funeral Homes, Inc., Erie, PA

Questions and Discussion

Closing Comments

Hosted By:
Representative Matthew Baker, 68th District
and Senator Lisa Baker, 20th District

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