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District Offices
21 N. Main Street, Unit 9
Coopersburg, PA 18036

Phone: (610) 282-0160
Fax: (610) 282-3955

191 Main St., Suite 104
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 965-5830
Fax: (610) 282-3955

56 W. Fourth St., 2nd Floor
Red Hill Borough Building
Red Hill, PA 18076
Phone: (215) 679-3152
Fax: (215) 679-3155
 
Capitol Office
5 East Wing
PO Box 202131
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2131
Phone: (717) 783-1673
Fax: (717) 705-7012
State Funding for First Responders
2/2/2018
The Weekly Roundup
 The latest news from the State Capitol
         
State Funding for First Responders

More than $160,000 in state funding will benefit fire and ambulance companies throughout the 131st Legislative District. These grants will allow them to better afford training, equipment, facility improvements and other needs.

The $30-million program is administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Fire Commissioner and funded by gaming proceeds. Click here for the list of local recipients.
                  
         
Opening Up More Access to Drug Treatment

To help those battling addiction better access life-saving treatment, the House has passed legislation that would help health care professionals track down available beds at treatment centers.

House Bill 825, which now goes to the Senate, would require the Department of Human Services to develop and administer an internet-based detoxification bed registry to collect, aggregate and display information about available beds in public and private inpatient psychiatric facilities and licensed detoxification and rehabilitation facilities.

This legislation is in addition to a number of other bills passed in the last few years to help fight Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic.
                  
         
New Medicare Cards Protect Your Personal Information

Beginning in April 2018, Medicare beneficiaries will start receiving a New Medicare Card that will have a unique Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. The Social Security number will be removed to help protect beneficiaries from identity theft.

Medicare will automatically mail the new card at no cost to the address on file with Social Security. Medicare beneficiaries should ensure their official mailing address with the Social Security Administration is current but otherwise do not need to do anything to receive their card.

More information about the cards is available at www.Medicare.gov. The distribution of new cards will take about a year.
                  
         
Raising Awareness of Women’s Heart Disease

Women across the country are encouraged to wear red today, as part of the “Go Red for Women” campaign to raise awareness of women’s heart disease. Legislative efforts, such as House Resolution 654, have made the official designation in Pennsylvania as a way to remind women of the risks of heart disease.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year, or about one per minute. According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
                  
         
Thanks for the Invitation!

I had a great time on Tuesday learning about the Clubhouse of Lehigh County in Allentown, where we had lunch and a tour. The community center, which is a program run by Goodwill Keystone Area, does a wonderful job providing support and opportunities for individuals in mental health recovery.
                  
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