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Capitol Office 
41-B East Wing
P.O. Box 202117
Harrisburg PA 17120-2117
Phone: (717) 787-1117
Fax: (717) 705-1889
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

District Offices
105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-6000
Fax: (570) 255-0133
(800) 278-3930
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

133 West Tioga St., Suite 4
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-4777
Fax: (570) 836-4772
Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

email: kboback@pahousegop.com

Pennsylvania’s Groundbreaking School Safety System
1/25/2019

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  • Pennsylvania’s Groundbreaking School Safety System
  • New Tool to Fight Drug Abuse
  • Happy birthday to you!
  • This Friday, Feb. 1….
  • Thank you for your service!
  • It’s not too late to get a flu shot!
 
 
Pennsylvania’s Groundbreaking School Safety System


The ground-breaking Safe2Say Something Program is now in effect as part of Act 44 of 2018. Pennsylvania is the first to enact a statewide threat system that provides methods of anonymous reporting concerning unsafe activities in schools.

"Safe2Say" features a mobile app (Safe2Say Something PA), website and hotline (1-855-5-SAYNOW) to make anonymous reports of students and others showing signs they have the potential to carry out school violence.

Hotline tips go to specially-trained agents for analysis and possible referral to both school and police officials in the community where they arose.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro endorses the system but offers the reminder that direct threats to hurt others or themselves should be reported with an immediate 911 call, rather than a report to the new hotline.

The hotline is reserved for situations such as bullying, talking about violence, or showing signs of being depressed or otherwise needing help.

More information is available at www.saysomething.net.
 
 
New Tool to Fight Drug Abuse

To help continue efforts to fight prescription drug abuse, there is a new tool available for health care providers and the general public to report suspicious activity involving prescription medication.

The Suspicious Activity Report form, administered by the Office of Attorney General, gives an easy way for people to report fraudulent, stolen or altered prescriptions, or a suspicious doctor/pharmacy.

Tips can be submitted anonymously or with your contact information included for follow up from the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigations.

The form and answers to frequently asked questions can be found by clicking here.
 
 
Happy birthday to you!


Last weekend, Sen. Lisa Baker and I joined members of the Lake Silkworth Volunteer Fire Department to present legislative citations to Donald Kivler in recognition of his 90th birthday.

Donald was also recognized for 53 years of dedicated service with the fire department.
 
 
February 1st – “Wear Red Day”

Women across the country are encouraged to wear red, as part of the “Go Red for Women” campaign to raise awareness of women’s heart disease. Legislative efforts over the years, including a resolution currently being prepared for this year, 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.

The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women vs. men and are often misunderstood. By increasing awareness, speaking up about heart disease and empowering women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, we can save thousands of lives each year.

You can learn more about the symptoms of a heart attack and what to do by clicking here.
 
 
Thank you for your service!


Last week, I joined several members of the Northeast Delegation to celebrate George Roberts’ retirement after many years of service as PennDOT’s District 4 engineer.
 
 
It’s Not too Late for a Flu Shot

The winter brings the dreaded flu season, but there are many things you can do to keep yourself from getting sick.

The most effective way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. While it is January, there is still time to get one to protect yourself.

Along with getting the flu shot, people should make sure to wash their hands often, cover their mouth and nose when sneezing, avoid touching their face, and stay home if they are sick to avoid spreading the disease.

You can learn more about the flu and the vaccine here
 

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105 Lieutenant Michael Cleary Drive, Dallas, PA 18612 | (570) 675-6000, (800) 278-3930
133 West Tioga Street, Suite 4, Tunkhannock, PA 18657| Phone: (570) 836-4777
41-B East Wing, Main Capitol, PO Box 202117, Harrisburg PA 17120-2117 | Phone: (717) 787-1117
Email: kboback@pahousegop.com
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