Pennsylvania’s first lady tours substance abuse treatment center

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HANOVER, YORK COUNTY, PA. -- Pennsylvania's first lady Frances Wolf toured a Family First Health facility in Hanover on Monday afternoon.

This comes after Pennsylvania lawmakers have sharpened their focus on opioid abuse in recent months. The center was selected as one of the commonwealth's centers of excellence, aimed at treating individuals suffering from substance use disorder.

"More importantly, community-based care is replacing that institutional care, going to those big hospitals and that big bureaucracy," Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Ted Dallas said. "Seeing folks at the community-based level getting back to understanding everything that's going on in your client's life or your patient's life, we think that's a big part of not just the opioid crisis, but healthcare in general."

The health secretary joined first lady Wolf and staff from the center for a round table discussion about a holistic approach to the opioid crisis.