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Job opening for Project Director

Operation UNITE is seeking a full-time Project Director for the “Rural Health Opioid Outreach Project” in the Kentucky River region. The position requires travel throughout Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe counties.

Qualifications shall include a Bachelor’s degree in social services, health care, education, or related field, 5 years experience working with public service organizations, or equivalent combination of education and experience; competency in Microsoft applications (including Excel, Word, and Outlook); and ability to communicate effectively.

Contact Debbie Trusty for questions and additional details at or 606-889-0422. A cover letter and resume should be submitted to Debbie Trusty via email to or mailed to 100 Resource Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653.

Resumes must be received by 5 pm Friday, December 14, 2018.

First Lady sends message to Camp UNITE

Melania Trump, First Lady of the United States, encouraged the 229 youth attending Camp UNITE to make the right choice by staying away from drugs and alcohol in a video message presented on the leadership/adventure program’s final night.

“Your positive impact can be so powerful,” Mrs. Trump said. “With your voice, you have the ability to stand up for a friend being mistreated. With your voice, you have the ability to make positive decisions and say no to drugs and alcohol. With your voice, you can be an example of kindness wherever you go.”

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By The Numbers – September 2018

“Opioids in Appalachia” Report Published

A new report providing a better understanding how opioids are impacting parts of Appalachia differently and how to establish communication best practices was released in January 2018. Data for the report included focus group participation by folks in the UNITE service region.
Click here to download the 32-page report.  pdf_icon_17x17

KY HELP treatment line available

Governor Matt Bevin joined Justice & Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley, officials with Operation UNITE, and the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, to announce a new call center that will help connect people with drug treatment across Kentucky. “The substance abuse problem has brought us together in the Commonwealth,” said Nancy Hale, UNITE President/CEO. The helpline – 1-833-859-4357 – went live on December 1.
Learn more about the KY HELP Call Center

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