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Drug Take-Back Day is Sept. 27

Drug Take-Back Day is Sept. 27

Operation UNITE along with Kentucky State Police posts throughout southern and eastern Kentucky will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 9th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the DEA will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at KSP Post locations in Ashland, Harlan,...

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USC members attend conference

USC members attend conference

The second week of September 2014 was the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps program. The UNITE Service Corps, along with other AmeriCorps groups in Kentucky, attended the 20th Anniversary Conference hosted by the Kentucky Commission of Community and Volunteer Service (KCCVS). The conference was held September 10-12 at the Galt House in Louisville. The USC team was instrumental in arranging for...

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1,000 attend CDC-SOAR Health Impact programs

MOREHEAD, Ky – A three-day series of community meetings to address healthcare concerns across southern and eastern Kentucky wrapped up in Morehead on Wednesday afternoon, August 6. “I’ve learned during this tour that Appalachian Kentucky is ready to stand up to daunting health challenges of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and drug overdose,” stated CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D.,...

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KY receives $1.08 million for Rx fight

PAINTSVILLE, Ky – Kentucky is one of just five awardees in the nation to receive a $1.08 million “Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Boost” grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Prescription drug overdose is a national epidemic and Kentucky is on the front line,” proclaimed CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, during a visit to Eastern Kentucky Tuesday night,...

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$1.5 million to help health disparities in region

HAZARD, Ky – A $1.5 million, five-year project to address cancer and other chronic diseases by promoting screening and prevention in the region was announced Tuesday, August 5, in Hazard during the SOAR Health Impact Series. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and University of Kentucky said the funding will be used to...

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CDC partnering with SOAR health initiative

SOMERSET – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Deputy Director Dr. Judith Monroe heard comments and concerns about the high rates of disease and other health-related issues in Eastern Kentucky during a community dinner held Monday night, August 4, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. “Few regions of our nation suffer as much as Appalachian Kentucky from heart disease,...

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