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naloxone distribution, were common
to all counties. Some initiatives were
more unique, such as Bensalem Police
Assisting in Recovery (BPAIR) program
and Chester County's 5K Color Run.
BPAIR uses police stations as a location
to connect those seeking treatment for
substance use disorders with the care
they need. For a variety of conditions,
a "warm handoff " directly to care
appears to be more effective than simply
referring individuals and expecting
they will make the recommended
appointment themselves; this approach
is even more essential for individuals
with substance use when willingness to
pursue treatment is often fleeting. The
Color Run raised $25,000 which was
distributed to the county's hospitals to
bolster their warm handoff efforts.

Patient-Centered
Care, Focused on
Recovery
Kindred's Transitional Care Hospitals
specialize in patient-centered care.
Our patients are critically or chronically
ill, requiring specialized and aggressive
treatment. Care is provided through an
interdisciplinary team approach which
includes physicians, nurses, therapists
and specialists, among many others.
Our goal is to produce the optimal clinical
outcome, helping our patients recover
as fully as possible.

The afternoon session was devoted
to collaboration on certain challenges
which organizers and participants
identified as common to every county.
Data gathering is a difficulty both within
and across counties, and participants
were engaged in an active discussion
regarding obtaining and sharing accurate
information from first responders,
the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug
Monitoring Program, the Delaware
Valley Intelligence Center, and other
To learn more, visit www.kindredhospitals.com
data sources. An additional breakout
or call 1.866.KINDRED.
group addressed real-time treatment
inventory and inter-county collaboration
to facilitate warm handoffs. The third
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Philadelphia
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small group tried to answer the question
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of how we can increase access to care by
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advancing primary care and emergency
care linkages to treatment. This included
increasing support for Screening, Brief
Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
(SBIRT), warm handoffs, and Medication
other forward. Planners have already
For more information, please
Assisted Treatment (MAT). Finally,
begun
discussing
a
second
meeting.
contact Dr. Renée Cassidy
another group tackled safer prescribing
We
know
that
the
opioid
crisis
will
at rcassidy@chesco.org.
and increasing naloxone access.
not be solved in one weekend or by
one task force, but by a sustained,
Needless to say, all groups found
concerted effort. Whether it is by
victories to celebrate, frustrations to
overcome, and obstacles to tackle. With educating yourself on safer prescribing,
so many inter-county connections made, advocating for appropriate funding,
or becoming a member of your local
however, participants are optimistic
task force, we welcome you to join.
that we can collaborate and move each

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