Governor Wolf Statement Supporting Continuing Medical Education For Prescribers

first_imgGovernor Wolf Statement Supporting Continuing Medical Education For Prescribers SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Statement,  Substance Use Disorder  Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement in support of Senate Bill 1202, an act amending the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program (ABC-MAP) Act:“I want to thank Senators Yaw and Wozniak, and their colleagues, for continuing to find solutions to combatting the opioid abuse crisis in Pennsylvania, and I am committed to working with the legislature to eradicate this issue that is plaguing the commonwealth and killing our residents.“This amendment to ABC-MAP would require pain management and prescribing practices to be included in continuing medical education credits for those licensed to prescribe and dispense in Pennsylvania. I am hopeful it is sent to my desk, and I will sign it into law.“The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is astounding, and a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial. That is why the leadership that Senators Yaw and Wozniak have shown is integral to our efforts. I am hopeful to continue to find ways to improve and strengthen ABC-MAP, as well as work together to reach solutions to fight this public health emergency.”center_img June 07, 2016last_img read more

Breakfast in schools: it just doesn’t work

first_imgNBR 18 May 2013A few months ago, Social Service Providers Aotearoa asked me to review the literature on school breakfast programmes and provide an assessment of whether public funding of school breakfast programmes offered value for money.I spoke on the issue in Wellington and in Christchurch in February. As the government seems to be looking at the Mana Party’s proposals around food in schools (a package will be announced in a fortnight), it’s worth posting a summary of the review here.I was only looking at school breakfast programmes, and so I can’t here comment on school lunch programmes. I’m not sure why we’d expect results to vary greatly, but it’s worth having the caveat.On my best read of the literature, it’s hard to make a case for that we’d get any great benefit from the programmes.Rather, we often find that they don’t even increase the odds that kids eat breakfast at all.Many shift breakfast from at-home to at-school. read more

HS principal sparks controversy after ordering dress code for parents

first_imgA Texas high school principal is at the center of a nationwide controversy after implementing a dress code for parents.Carlotta Outley Brown, of James Madison High School, has become the center of this heated debate.The dress code was established after a mother was attempting to enroll her child but was asked to leave due to her attire.Joselyn Lewis was reportedly wearing a headscarf and a T-shirt dress, according to reports.Following the incident, Brown sent a letter to parents warning them that they would not be allowed to drop off or pick up their kids if they were not dressed appropriately.“We are preparing your child for a prosperous future,” Brown wrote. “We want them to know what is appropriate and what is not appropriate.”Brown says she stands by her decision with the support of some parents who say the “guidelines were necessary to maintain a dignified atmosphere.”However, others have taken issue with the dress code citing that it is discriminatory and ties into deeper rooted issues such as class, gender, and race.The new dress code bans attire including pajamas, hair rollers, leggings or certain other items of clothing.Additionally, it bans men from wearing undershirts, parents wearing sagging pants or shorts, revealing tops, torn jeans “showing lots of skin,” and “dresses that are up to your behind.”last_img read more