Building on ongoing efforts in the state to address the addiction epidemic, Governor Markell was joined by White House officials to announce federal funding to support a new initiative that will partner law enforcement officers and public health officials to address heroin and prescription drug abuse.
Joined by President Obama, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, as well as representatives from health care providers, insurers, consumer groups, and the business community at the White House, Governor Markell addressed Delaware’s commitment to transform delivery of health care and to provide a model for the country to pay for quality, rather than quantity, of services.
Governor Markell extended his deepest sympathies to the family of James Brady, former White House Press Secretary, someone the Governor knew and admired over many years.
Governor announces commitment to expanding Delaware college access initiatives statewide at White House College Opportunity Summit
The Governor committed to expanding four college access initiatives statewide in remarks given at a White House Summit, as he talked about Delaware’s effort to improve college opportunities for young people.
Governor Jack Markell is one of eight Governors appointed by President Obama to serve on a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience that will advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities dealing with impacts of climate change.