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DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center closing Sept. 28 for winter, reopening April 1, 2020Date Posted: September 26, 2019
DHSS Awarded $3.58 Million Federal Grant to Increase Addiction Treatment Capacity Among Medicaid ProvidersDate Posted: September 26, 2019
DHSS, Food Bank and Legislators Join Together to Distribute 30,000 Pounds of Food to Delawareans in NeedDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Three Delaware schools earn national Blue Ribbon honorsDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Revenue Offers Assistance to Corporate Tax FilersDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Delaware to Distribute Potassium Iodide (KI) TabletsDate Posted: September 26, 2019
DPH Provides Update on Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in DelawareDate Posted: September 25, 2019
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Art with Purpose” by Leah BeachDate Posted: September 25, 2019
Department of Education to release millions of new records to open data portalDate Posted: September 25, 2019
Delaware tree seminar on Oct. 22 & 23 in HarringtonDate Posted: September 24, 2019
Division of Child Support Offices Statewide Will Be Closed Sept. 27Date Posted: September 23, 2019
Annual Disability Awareness Poster ContestDate Posted: September 23, 2019
“William Penn Day” at Delaware’s New Castle Court House Museum on Oct. 26, 2019Date Posted: September 23, 2019
Falls Prevention Awareness Week Features Sept. 23 Screening for Newark Senior Center MembersDate Posted: September 20, 2019
Driver’s License Bribery Scheme Leads To Guilty PleasDate Posted: September 20, 2019
Delaware Seashore State Park to host “Big Truck Day” Saturday, Oct. 5Date Posted: September 20, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 9-15Date Posted: September 20, 2019
Treatment Access Center (TASC) in Wilmington to Host Sept. 20 Recovery Month CelebrationDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Attorney General seeks dissolution of 15 Delaware LLCs and corporations used for criminal activitiesDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Governor Carney and 14 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Harmful PFASDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 16 special events during October 2019Date Posted: September 19, 2019
DNREC invites public to Oct. 2 open house on Fenwick Island State Park improvementsDate Posted: September 19, 2019
UPDATE – Flag lowering for Friday, September 20Date Posted: September 19, 2019
Flag lowering for former Public Defender Larry SullivanDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Governor Carney Launches Delaware One Stop to Help Entrepreneurs Start, Operate, and Grow BusinessesDate Posted: September 18, 2019
“Delaware’s Maritime Heritage” lecture series at Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum in September and October 2019Date Posted: September 18, 2019
Ten small businesses announced as EDGE Grant awardeesDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeks great shots for annual hunting photo contestDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware hunting seasons opening in OctoberDate Posted: September 18, 2019
Delaware expands spotted lanternfly quarantine in New Castle CountyDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC now accepting grant proposals for Delaware Chesapeake Bay watershed implementation projectsDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Sept. 24 in DoverDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Customer Complaint Leads to Refunds for Delmarva Power CustomersDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Delaware Office of Highway Safety Highlights Car Seat Safety During Child Passenger Safety WeekDate Posted: September 16, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new Delaware state record blue catfish catchDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Inmates Sentenced for Riot in Vaughn Correctional CenterDate Posted: September 13, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 2 – 8Date Posted: September 13, 2019
Gordons Pond Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park to close temporarily Monday, Sept. 16 for maintenance workDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Sussex County Woman Indicted for Insurance FraudDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries to meet Sept. 18 in DoverDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Statement on Delaware’s rejection of Purdue Pharma settlementDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Offseason Projects for Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Corridor to BeginDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces Fall Events Featuring 2019 Individual Artist FellowsDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Apply now for Delaware state forest turkey permitDate Posted: September 12, 2019
AG Jennings warns of misleading “at-home” sexual assault kitsDate Posted: September 11, 2019
Inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day Oct. 26 in WilmingtonDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Delaware Department of Insurance Opens New Building in Dover, DEDate Posted: September 10, 2019
AG Jennings sues SEC for putting brokers ahead of investorsDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Gov. Carney and 11 Governors Issue Letter Calling on Federal Government to Take Action on Sensible Gun Safety MeasuresDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2019 Delaware Arts SummitDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Flags to be lowered Wed. Sept 11 for Patriot DayDate Posted: September 10, 2019
DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation earns the 2019 National Association of State Park Directors Innovation AwardDate Posted: September 9, 2019
DPH Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in DelawareDate Posted: September 9, 2019
AG Jennings files suit against Sackler family for role in opioid crisisDate Posted: September 9, 2019
“Caesar Rodney in His Own Words” Historical play at the New Castle Court House Museum on Sept. 22, 2019Date Posted: September 9, 2019
Delaware Department of Insurance New Location Ribbon CuttingDate Posted: September 9, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1Date Posted: September 6, 2019
Delaware Named as Asia Captive Awards FinalistDate Posted: September 6, 2019
Guilty Plea from Man Who Dragged State Trooper With SUVDate Posted: September 6, 2019
Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum hosts one-of-a-kind historical dinner programDate Posted: September 6, 2019
DNREC to hold public information sessions Sept. 9 in Dover and New Castle on state’s new refrigerant incentive programDate Posted: September 5, 2019
DPH to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication Naloxone Friday, Sept. 6 in MillsboroDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Gov. Carney Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review of Court Decision Invalidating Political Balance Requirements for DE JudgesDate Posted: September 5, 2019
September is National Preparedness MonthDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Applications now open for high-needs educator student loan payment programDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Delaware ranks third in the nation in FAFSA completionDate Posted: September 4, 2019
Delaware Receives $23 million in FHWA RedistributionDate Posted: September 4, 2019
Secretary Walker Announces Appointment of New Director to Lead DHSS’ Division of Health Care QualityDate Posted: September 3, 2019
DNREC announces finalized Coastal Zone Conversion Permit regulations, which become effective Sept. 11Date Posted: September 3, 2019
CORRECTION: “The 1960s in Delaware”—Chautauqua tent show in Lewes, Del. from Sept. 19 to 21, 2019Date Posted: September 3, 2019
Delaware Officials Issue Warning after 6 Suspected Overdose Deaths During Holiday WeekendDate Posted: September 3, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces Recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the ArtsDate Posted: September 3, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 19-25Date Posted: August 30, 2019
DSHA Celebrates Liberty Court Renovations and 20 Years of Moving to WorkDate Posted: August 30, 2019
Murder at State Museum Sends Man to PrisonDate Posted: August 30, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces opening of September hunting seasonsDate Posted: August 30, 2019
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces updated 2019/2020 state wildlife area mapsDate Posted: August 29, 2019
Delaware DMV Offers New Driver Education Resources on Traffic Stop ProceduresDate Posted: August 29, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announces the Point at Cape Henlopen to ReopenDate Posted: August 29, 2019
Bayhealth and Beebe Medical Centers Each Awarded $750,000 to Develop Rural Residency ProgramsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
DOJ Announces String of Home Improvement Fraud IndictmentsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
Bond Rating Agencies Recognize Delaware’s Strong Fiscal ManagementDate Posted: August 28, 2019
State awards $2.6 million in grants to 85 schoolsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
DNREC seeking volunteers for Delaware Coastal CleanupDate Posted: August 27, 2019
Tickets now on sale for Kent Conservation District’s 20th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Oct. 11Date Posted: August 27, 2019
Volunteers needed Sept. 21 for cleanup at Williams Pond in Seaford as part of Reclaim Our River programDate Posted: August 27, 2019
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Human Connection” by Olga NielsenDate Posted: August 27, 2019
Attorney General Jennings Joins Lawsuit Opposing Trump Administration’s Rule Allowing Prolonged Detention of ChildrenDate Posted: August 26, 2019
Public Health Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Preparedness ExerciseDate Posted: August 26, 2019
DNREC’S Division of Parks & Recreation announces changes in lifeguard hours at state park ocean swimming beachesDate Posted: August 26, 2019
Dover Heroin Dealer Sent to PrisonDate Posted: August 23, 2019
Governor Carney Announces Second Construction Career ExpoDate Posted: August 23, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 12-18Date Posted: August 23, 2019
DNREC sets Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission public hearing on striped bass management plan Aug. 29 in DoverDate Posted: August 23, 2019
DNREC announces availability of 2020 Community Environmental Project Fund grants; public workshops set for Sept. 10-11Date Posted: August 22, 2019
Volunteers Needed at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in SmyrnaDate Posted: August 21, 2019
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Aug. 27 in DoverDate Posted: August 21, 2019
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 14 special events during September 2019Date Posted: August 21, 2019
DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management Section promotes ‘design a sign, protect a dune’ awareness contestDate Posted: August 20, 2019
Statement on Beatriz Fana-RuizDate Posted: August 20, 2019

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 26, 2019) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services a $3.58 million planning grant to increase the treatment capacity of Medicaid providers to deliver substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Delawareans in need.
Delaware was one of 15 states to receive the 18-month planning grants to increase addiction-related services through:
• An ongoing assessment of the SUD treatment needs of the state.• Recruitment, training and technical assistance for Medicaid providers who offer SUD treatment or recovering services.• Improved reimbursement for and expansion of the number or treatment capacity of Medicaid providers.
“We are grateful to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for providing this technical assistance to Delaware during the ongoing opioid crisis,” Gov. John Carney said. “We also appreciate the members of our congressional delegation supporting this critical work to increase our treatment capacity of Medicaid providers statewide.”
Counseling is an important component of treatment for addiction.“With one in every four Delawareans being a Medicaid recipient, the need for treatment and recovery support is critical to stem this epidemic,” said Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long. “The Behavioral Health Consortium is pleased we have our congressional delegation partnering with us to get more boots on the ground to save lives and expand care.”
“As our country continues to grapple with a deadly opioid epidemic, it is critical that we continue working to ensure that all those suffering from addiction have access to the life-saving treatment they need,” U.S. Sen. Tom Carper said. “By providing additional training and resources to Medicaid providers for substance use disorder treatment, we can help ensure that more Delawareans, regardless of their means or what community they live in, receive high-quality care.”
“As opioid-related deaths reach epidemic levels in Delaware and across the country, we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to stop this crisis. Already this year, we’ve lost over 200 Delawareans to suspected overdose deaths,” Sen. Chris Coons said. “This grant will allow the Department of Health and Social Services, along with Medicaid providers throughout the state, to focus on keeping our communities safe and bolstering our substance abuse treatment workforce.”
“Expanding treatment capacity and increasing resources to Medicaid providers is one of the most effective ways to combat the opioid epidemic in Delaware,” said U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester. “These resources from CMS will be crucial in continuing to improve our addiction treatment and ultimately, save lives.”
The Medicaid planning grant helps to meet priorities for Delaware’s treatment system outlined in 2018 recommendations from researchers and clinicians at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In April 2017, DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker had asked Johns Hopkins to conduct a review of Delaware’s addiction treatment system. In July 2018, the Johns Hopkins team issued a 33-page report that proposed four main strategies:
• Increase the capacity of the treatment system.• Engage high-risk populations in treatment.• Create incentives for quality care.• Use data to guide reform and monitor progress.
“Across our country, Medicaid is the largest payer of addiction treatment services,” Secretary Walker said. “In Delaware, this planning grant will help us increase the capacity for Medicaid-provided treatment and recovery services for vulnerable people who are suffering from this chronic and complex brain disease.”
Dr. Elizabeth Brown, Medical Director for the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, said the funding will be used for data analysis, a rate review and reimbursement design, expanding the provider pool, and stakeholder engagement.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, please call DHSS’ 24/7 Crisis Services Helpline to be connected to trained crisis professionals who can discuss treatment options. In New Castle County, call 1-800-652-2929. In Kent and Sussex counties, call 1-800-345-6785. Individuals and families also can visit DHSS’ website, www.HelpIsHereDE.com, to find addiction treatment and recovery services in Delaware and nearby states.
As of Sept. 24, the Division of Forensic Science has reported a total of 209 suspected overdose deaths in Delaware this year. There is always a lag in terms of both toxicology analyses and death determinations. In 2018, there were 400 overdose deaths across the state, an increase of 16 percent from the 2017 total of 345 deaths.
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NEW CASTLE (Sept. 26, 2019) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services a $3.58 million planning grant to increase the treatment capacity of Medicaid providers to deliver substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Delawareans in need.
Delaware was one of 15 states to receive the 18-month planning grants to increase addiction-related services through:
• An ongoing assessment of the SUD treatment needs of the state.• Recruitment, training and technical assistance for Medicaid providers who offer SUD treatment or recovering services.• Improved reimbursement for and expansion of the number or treatment capacity of Medicaid providers.
“We are grateful to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for providing this technical assistance to Delaware during the ongoing opioid crisis,” Gov. John Carney said. “We also appreciate the members of our congressional delegation supporting this critical work to increase our treatment capacity of Medicaid providers statewide.”
Counseling is an important component of treatment for addiction.“With one in every four Delawareans being a Medicaid recipient, the need for treatment and recovery support is critical to stem this epidemic,” said Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long. “The Behavioral Health Consortium is pleased we have our congressional delegation partnering with us to get more boots on the ground to save lives and expand care.”
“As our country continues to grapple with a deadly opioid epidemic, it is critical that we continue working to ensure that all those suffering from addiction have access to the life-saving treatment they need,” U.S. Sen. Tom Carper said. “By providing additional training and resources to Medicaid providers for substance use disorder treatment, we can help ensure that more Delawareans, regardless of their means or what community they live in, receive high-quality care.”
“As opioid-related deaths reach epidemic levels in Delaware and across the country, we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to stop this crisis. Already this year, we’ve lost over 200 Delawareans to suspected overdose deaths,” Sen. Chris Coons said. “This grant will allow the Department of Health and Social Services, along with Medicaid providers throughout the state, to focus on keeping our communities safe and bolstering our substance abuse treatment workforce.”
“Expanding treatment capacity and increasing resources to Medicaid providers is one of the most effective ways to combat the opioid epidemic in Delaware,” said U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester. “These resources from CMS will be crucial in continuing to improve our addiction treatment and ultimately, save lives.”
The Medicaid planning grant helps to meet priorities for Delaware’s treatment system outlined in 2018 recommendations from researchers and clinicians at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In April 2017, DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker had asked Johns Hopkins to conduct a review of Delaware’s addiction treatment system. In July 2018, the Johns Hopkins team issued a 33-page report that proposed four main strategies:
• Increase the capacity of the treatment system.• Engage high-risk populations in treatment.• Create incentives for quality care.• Use data to guide reform and monitor progress.
“Across our country, Medicaid is the largest payer of addiction treatment services,” Secretary Walker said. “In Delaware, this planning grant will help us increase the capacity for Medicaid-provided treatment and recovery services for vulnerable people who are suffering from this chronic and complex brain disease.”
Dr. Elizabeth Brown, Medical Director for the Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, said the funding will be used for data analysis, a rate review and reimbursement design, expanding the provider pool, and stakeholder engagement.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, please call DHSS’ 24/7 Crisis Services Helpline to be connected to trained crisis professionals who can discuss treatment options. In New Castle County, call 1-800-652-2929. In Kent and Sussex counties, call 1-800-345-6785. Individuals and families also can visit DHSS’ website, www.HelpIsHereDE.com, to find addiction treatment and recovery services in Delaware and nearby states.
As of Sept. 24, the Division of Forensic Science has reported a total of 209 suspected overdose deaths in Delaware this year. There is always a lag in terms of both toxicology analyses and death determinations. In 2018, there were 400 overdose deaths across the state, an increase of 16 percent from the 2017 total of 345 deaths.
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The Department of Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of life of Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.
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Related Topics:  addiction treatment, CMS, medicaid, opioid epidemic, planning grant, providers, treatment capacity

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