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“I Am UNITE” Scholarship Applications Available

Application packets are now available for the 2019 “I Am UNITE” scholarships. Completed packets must be received no later than Friday, March 15, 2019.
Download an application packet.  
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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 – December 2018

KY HELP treatment line available

Operation UNITE operates a statewide call center to help connect people in Kentucky with drug treatment and information about substance use disorders. The KY HELP Statewide Call Center is provided in conjunction with the Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet and the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

For more information call 1-833-859-4357 or visit the KY HELP Call Center webpage.

Rural Opioid Resource Guide Available

The Rural Resource Guide was developed by the Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group. In May 2018, the ONDCP stood up the Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group to help address the opioid crisis by improving coordination and reducing potential overlap among federal agencies responding to the crisis in the Nation’s rural communities. The Working Group is co-chaired by ONDCP and USDA. The departments and agencies represented on the Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group include the Departments of Commerce, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing, Justice, Labor, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs; the Corporation for National and Community Service; and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The Federal Rural Resource Guide is the second tool in USDA’s Community Opioid Misuse Toolbox – a suite of essential tools supporting grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic. In October, USDA launched the Community Assessment Tool, an interactive database to help community leaders assess how and why the opioid epidemic is impacting their regions. USDA’s Community Opioid Misuse Toolbox is free and available to the public. It can be accessed on USDA’s Rural Opioid Misuse Webpage

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“Opioids in Appalachia” Report

A 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.
Download the 32-page report.