New Developments in the Opioid/Substance Use Disorder Crisis

New Developments in the Opioid/Substance Use Disorder Crisis

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Public Hearing: New Developments in the Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Crisis in Rural Pennsylvania

What: The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on new developments in the opioid/substance use disorder crisis in Pennsylvania. The hearing will highlight new developments in the supply of narcotics, data resources that are available to track opioids/overdoses, funding for prevention and treatment services, and treatment workforce and staffing issues.

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors
Senator Gene Yaw, Chair
Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, Vice Chair
Dr. Nancy Falvo, Pennsylvania Western University Clarion, Secretary
Mr. Stephen M. Brame, Governor's Representative, Treasurer
Senator Katie J. Muth
Representative Dan Moul
Mr. Richard Esch, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Timothy Kelsey, Pennsylvania State University
Ms. Shannon M. Munro, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Dr. Charles Patterson, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Ms. Susan Snelick, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College
Mr. Darrin Youker, Governor's Representative

Expected Presenters: Jeremiah Daley, Executive Director, and Tamar Wallace, Public Health Analyst, Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; Captain Daniel Jones, Intelligence Division Director, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police; Dr. Glenn Sterner, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State Abington; Jeff Hanley, Executive Director, Commonwealth Prevention Alliance; Melissa Ferris, Executive Director, Fayette County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.; Jason Snyder, Director of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association; and Justin Wolford, Director of Outpatient Services, Cen-Clear.

When: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Where: Capitol Building, Room 8E-B, East Wing, Harrisburg, Pa.

Contact: Christine Caldara Piatos, Communications Manager, Center for Rural Pennsylvania, (717) 787-9555,

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The Center works with the legislature, educators, state and federal executive branch agencies, and national, statewide, regional and local organizations to maximize resources and strategies that can better serve Pennsylvania's nearly 3.4 million rural residents.


Christine Caldara Piatos, Communications Manager
Center for Rural Pennsylvania