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PENNSYLVANIA NEWS

On August 31, 2021, Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Health signed an order requiring face coverings to be worn in all school entities, including school districts, brick and mortar, and cyber charter schools, private and parochial schools, career and technical centers, intermediate units, and early learning and other child care settings, effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

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On Monday, November 29, 2021, Governor Wolf tweets:

As we wait for more data on the Omicron variant, now is a great time to get vaccinated.

Eligible for COVID vaccine = all Pennsylvanians age 5 and older

Eligible for booster = all Pennsylvanians age 18 and older

Find an appointment near you: http://vaccines.gov.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) “COVID-19” information

Vaccine options, Booster shots, Possible side effects, When fully vaccinated, Myths & Facts, FAQs, and more …

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease updates

Here, you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.

See the Beaver County COVID-19 Database in Real Time

The Beaver County Regional Council of Government provides this webpage, containing information, maps, and resources from various sources such as John Hopkins University, PA Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control.  These data sources are brought together in real-time, providing the most currently available information, and summarized to highlight the coronavirus response in our local area.” 

Track the U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak in Real Time

Drawing on data from the CDC, World Health Organization, and other sources, architecture for this tracker was developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

FIGHTING THE HEROIN AND OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Governor Wolf’s Action Plan for PA

Governor Tom Wolf signed the 12th renewal of his January 2018 opioid disaster declaration to help the state fight the then-burgeoning opioid and heroin epidemic. The declaration allows the state to loosen regulations and work outside of typical procedures to expedite aid and initiatives to help those suffering from opioid use disorder and those who work to prevent and treat this medical condition.

How can I properly dispose of syringes
and expired or unneeded drugs? 


Permanent Prescription Drop-off Boxes
in Beaver County

Drugs of Abuse
A DEA Resource Guide, 2020 edition

This comprehensive product contains a host of information useful to various disciplines within the public and private sectors, such as:

  • Overview of the federal Controlled Substances Act, including details on the drug scheduling process, definitions of each federal drug schedule, and regulations to enable a closed system of distribution for controlled substances
  • Lists of controlled substances by drug schedule
  • Descriptions of classes of controlled substances, such as narcotics, stimulants, depressants, steroids, cannabis, inhalants, designer drugs, and synthetic opioids, among others; along with in-depth descriptions of the most significant sub-classes and drugs of abuse under each class
  • Information on federal prevention programs and other anti-drug organizations

This resource can be widely shared among counterparts with a vested interest.

Central Outreach Wellness Center
Beaver County Location

Central Outreach Wellness Center is the largest medical center in Western PA that specializes in culturally competent care for the LGBT community. Its mission is to promote wellness by focusing on a patient’s whole self in a judgment-free environment.

Central Outreach Wellness Center
2360 Hospital Drive, Upper Ste. 1
Aliquippa, PA  15001


724.707.1155

“Inclusive healthcare with dignity and respect” 
HOLISTIC. MULTICULTURAL. RECOVERY. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE. HIV/AIDS PRIMARY CARE. HEPATITIS C TREATMENT. STI TESTING/TREATMENT. CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. SUBSTANCE ABUSE REFERRALS. PERSONALIZED PHARMACY SERVICES & DISCOUNTS. HOUSING RESOURCES & REFERRALS. MOBILE HIV/STI TESTING. NO INSURANCE, NO PROBLEM.

Learn more:
How it works:  Meet Dr. Lane
Meet patient:  Jarreth
Meet patient:  Nettie

What You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking

Advice from the Surgeon General

Read the Surgeon General’s Full Report (2020)

Resources for Cessation Support

NAMI: Smoking and Mental Illness
“About 18 million people with mental illness currently use tobacco products, and adults with mental illness use cigarettes at higher rates than those without a mental illness.”

Cessation Classes and Free Educational Materials
Keystone Wellness Programs (KWP) is contracted to provide both virtual and in-person support to those who are ready to quit. KWP can also provide brochures, pamphlets, etc. containing valuable nicotine education to the community.

Beacon Health Options
For Members: Tobacco Cessation

( For Providers: https://pa.beaconhealthoptions.com/providers/tobacco-cessation/ )

PA’s QUITLINE
The PA Free Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) is a telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling service offering free coaching … with no judgment. There are special programs for pregnant and postpartum women, youth tobacco and vaping cessation programs, and a specially designed protocol specifically for the Native American population.

Quitlogix Training
Free training for professionals on how to refer their clients or patients to the PA Free Quitline for counseling, free nicotine replacement therapy, and motivational support to quit nicotine

My Life My Quit
A free and confidential service for young adults who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping.