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2019 Warm Hand-Off Regional Summits

In March and April of 2019, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Department of Health will host eight regional Warm Hand-off Summits. The purpose of each summit is to bring together stakeholders from the public and private sector across a range of disciplines to learn from experts and one another. Practical examples of successful warm hand-off tools and pathways will build on the success of last year’s summit.

The target audience for the summits includes the following as well as a host of professional organizations representing these stakeholders and the individuals who work for them:

  • Behavioral health managed care organizations (BHMCOs)
  • Centers for Excellence (COEs)
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • County/municipal health departments
  • Drug and alcohol treatment facilities
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regional directors
  • Hospitals and healthsystems with emergency departments
  • Pennsylvania Coordinated Medication Assisted Treatment (PacMATs)
  • Single County Authorities (county drug and alcohol agencies)
  • Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Pennsylvania

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Information for the eight regional summits are as follows:

Southeast
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Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, MontgomeryWednesday, March 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Philadelphia
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PhiladelphiaThursday, March 21, 2019
9:00 AM  – 12:00 PM
Southwest
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Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, WestmorelandWednesday, March 27, 2019
9:00 AM– 12:00 PM
Allegheny
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AlleghenyThursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Southcentral
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Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, YorkThursday, April 4, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Northeast
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Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Northcentral
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Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, UnionTuesday, April 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Northwest
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Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, WarrenWednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00 PM – 12:00 PM


Additional details will be posted as they become available.