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The General Services Office of Alcoholics Anonymous recently provided clarification on the issue of anonymity, in response to some inquiries it has received regarding a documentary being screened in many communities. Their complete letter to General Services Conference Delegates is available by clicking here.
On October 10th, 2013, Ms. Beverly Haberle, Executive Director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, was honored as this year’s recipient of The Livengrin Foundation’s Hansell Award for Excellence in Addiction Treatment. This award is especially praiseworthy as it typically given to a treatment organization and rarely bestowed upon an individual.
The tribute gala was attended by hundreds of friends, family members and supporters. The Council’s Board of Directors, staff and supporters all offered their heartfelt congratulations and deep appreciation for Ms. Haberle.
The entire recovery community, and especially all of us at here The Council, have benefitted tremendously from her extraordinary vision, leadership, dedication and encouragement. This award also reflects countless hours of hard work. Beverly makes excellence happen – with wisdom, determination, perseverance, kindness and grace.
So on this joyful occasion, we at The Council again say “thank you” and best wishes to all who made this event possible. We are all so thankful, so fortunate and so proud to have Ms. Haberle at The Council.
Find the information you need about the changes affecting Pennsylvania residents, our healthcare system and the recovery community due to the Affordable Care Act.
Learn how to navigate the new healthcare laws. FAQs will answer the major questions you have and help you understand healthcare reform in Pennsylvania. Resources and Videos help you to understand what the Affordable Care Act means for you and how to apply. Updates keep you posted on the latest news. Enrollment begins October 1, 2013, are you ready? Click here to visit the Healthcare Reform in PA website.
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The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., and PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization--Achieving Community Together) are pleased to announce that we have been granted SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) State Peer Award to build a statewide network among other peer-run organizations for health reform education on the provisions of The Affordable Healthcare Act.
The SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) award is timely because open enrollment for health care reform begins on October 1, 2013. The task of The Council and PRO-ACT is to ensure individuals who have been disproportionately left out of the healthcare system will be aware of eligibility and enrollment. "According to the Pennsylvania Health Access Network," said Beverly Haberle, The Council Executive Director, "more than 75% of people who will qualify for subsidies in the Health Exchange do not know that they can get this support."
The statewide efforts of The Council and PRO-ACT are now underway and will include:
• Collaboration with other peer-run statewide organizations, including PRO-A, The RASE Project of Lancaster and Message Carriers of Pittsburgh
• A two-day seminar in Harrisburg with partners and legislators
• Educational webinars
• Social media
• Development and distribution of educational materials
• Educating the community that "Help Is Available" to navigate the system
• A major educational emphasis organized by PRO-ACT's Public Policy Committee at the PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2013 on September 21 in Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
The Affordable Healthcare Act will provide access to treatment for substance use disorders to millions of patients who never before had the option. The Council and PRO-ACT are proud to be awarded the opportunity to help make the recovery community aware of the resources available to them and to help enroll people in the system. Enrollment begins October 1, 2013, and coverage begins January 2014.
Pa GOP Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, Chairman of the House Human Services Committee, continues to champion the cause of Pennsylvanians with drug and/or alcohol dependency issues. Click here to read the full story in Philly.com.
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