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PHLpreK LOI announcement

Attention pre-K providers! PHLpreK is expanding to 3,300 seats in September 2019. Apply to join the program. LOIs are required and due no later than 5:00 p.m. Philadelphia, PA, local time, on December 14, 2018. Learn more and submit your LOI.

Upcoming events

  • Nov
    16
    PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

    November 16, 2018
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan.

    Trainings will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia McPherson Square Branch. 

    Drug abuse and overdoses are an ongoing crisis in Philadelphia, killing more than 1200 people in 2017. The Medical Examiner reports that 88% of our fatal overdoses involve opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. This training will teach you concrete actions you can take to help combat the opioid crisis and prevent fatal overdoses. Trainees will learn:

    • Information about the current state of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia
    • Potential risk factors for opioid overdose
    • Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose 
    • Information about naloxone including: what it is, how to use it, & where to get it*
    • The medical protocol for responding to an opioid overdose
    • Information about PA's Standing Order for Naloxone, Act 139, and the Good Samaritan protection

    *Medication not provided

    Learn more about naloxone and how to get it  

    For more information on Philadelphia's plans to address the opioid crisis.


    To register or address any questions, please contact overdose.prevention@phila.gov.

    Registration encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins welcome!

  • Nov
    16
    PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PDPH Overdose Awareness & Reversal Training

    November 16, 2018
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
    map
    With Philadelphia, and the nation, in the grips of an opioid overdose crisis, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is now offering FREE training on overdose awareness and overdose reversal using naloxone, or Narcan.

    Trainings will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia McPherson Square Branch.

    Drug abuse and overdoses are an ongoing crisis in Philadelphia, killing more than 1200 people in 2017. The Medical Examiner reports that 88% of our fatal overdoses involve opioids, including heroin and fentanyl. This training will teach you concrete actions you can take to help combat the opioid crisis and prevent fatal overdoses. Trainees will learn:

    • Information about the current state of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia 
    • Potential risk factors for opioid overdose 
    • Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose  
    • Information about naloxone including: what it is, how to use it, & where to get it* 
    • The medical protocol for responding to an opioid overdose 
    • Information about PA's Standing Order for Naloxone, Act 139, and the Good Samaritan protection 


    *Medication not provided

    Learn more about naloxone and how to get it

    To register or address any questions, please contact overdose.prevention@phila.gov.

    Registration encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins welcome!
  • Nov
    16
    Afterschool Lunch Program at McPherson Square
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    Afterschool Lunch Program at McPherson Square

    November 16, 2018
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 2 hours
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Afterschool lunch for children and teens at McPherson Square.
  • Nov
    16
    Friday Craft Club at McPherson Square
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    Friday Craft Club at McPherson Square

    November 16, 2018
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 2 hours
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Join us for children's crafts at McPherson Square Branch!
  • Nov
    16
    PHLpreK FY20 Solicitation & Child Care Facility Fund Information Session
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    1500 Market St 1500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    PHLpreK FY20 Solicitation & Child Care Facility Fund Information Session

    November 16, 2018
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, 2 hours
    1500 Market St 1500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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    RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phlprek-fy20-solicitation-child-care-facility-fund-information-session-tickets-52504011913

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