Harrisburg, PA  The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced it is offering several new virtual training opportunities to help prevent unintentional drug overdoses. These online modules are offered at no cost and include continuing education credits for health care providers which may also meet various licensing requirements.

“It is imperative we do everything we can to address the ongoing overdose crisis and save lives,” said Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Debra Bogen. “The Shapiro Administration is committed to continually developing new tools to help health care providers and public safety professionals address substance use disorder. These educational offerings provide health care and public safety professionals with practical guidance and information to ensure their work is evidence-based and addresses stigma as a barrier to treatment and recovery.” 

The programs are tailored to several different audiences, and include offerings such as:

The Shapiro Administration emphasizes a public health approach to engage individuals with substance use disorder, prevent overdose, reduce infectious disease transmission, and provide accessible treatment to Pennsylvanians.

These educational offerings are supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In September 2023, the Department of Health was awarded an additional $26.5 million to further support and enhance its response to the overdose epidemic through 2028.


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