Delawareans struggling with substance use disorder can call DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health’s 24/7 Delaware Hope Line – a single point of contact where callers can connect to a variety of resources and information, including support from clinicians and peer specialists plus crisis assistance.
NEW CASTLE (May 5, 2022) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Molly Magarik presented the State’s second annual Benchmark Trend Report at today’s Delaware Health Care Commission (DHCC) meeting. This report displays trends in Delaware’s health care spending and quality, comparing new 2020 data against a set benchmark, as well as baseline […]
DPH Announces Launch Of Restaurant Accolade Program To Address Substance Abuse Prevention, Opioid Overdose
DOVER, DE (March 15, 2022) – The Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Health Crisis Response (OHCR), has initiated a Restaurant Accolade Program to train and educate restaurant industry staff on how to reverse an opioid overdose and support coworkers with substance use disorder (SUD). The program was developed to assist restaurants, hospitality groups, and […]
NEW CASTLE (Nov. 12, 2021) – Atlantic Family Physicians plans to expand access to lifesaving Medication for Opiate Use Disorder (MOUD) for more than 100 patients with opioid use disorder this year. The Georgetown-based family practice, headed by Dr. Fabricio Alarcon, currently has 12 patients on MOUD. Two full-time nurse practitioners have been hired to […]
Medicaid Providers Invited to Participate in Program to Increase Access to Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder
NEW CASTLE (Feb. 23, 2021) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services invites medical providers and practice managers in primary care, women’s health, infectious disease and psychiatry to participate in a program that will train providers to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) among Medicaid recipients. Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) involves prescribing safe, effective, […]