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Rogers to be honored for leadership

Washington, D.C. (10-21-19) – Kentucky Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, who has spearheaded congressional efforts to battle the scourge of opioid addiction, will be honored in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Oct. 23, by Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse (MAPDA). The non-profit, chaired by his former House GOP colleague Mary Bono, was founded by mothers who have lost children to the...

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Rx Summit moves to Nashville

MALVERN, Pa. (PRWEB) – HMP, a leading healthcare event and education company, announced October 7, 2019, that the 9th annual Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit—the nation’s largest meeting addressing the opioid epidemic—will take place for the first time in Nashville, Tennessee, April 13-16, 2020. Founded in 2012, the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is the largest annual gathering...

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BRIGHT panel discusses opioid epidemic

Nancy Hale, president/CEO of Operation UNITE, moderated a panel called “Collaborating to Beat the Opioid Epidemic” at a BRIGHT Kentucky meeting in Corbin on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The stop was part of a visit to the Cumberland Region (Corbin, Somerset, Monticello) to discuss “Collaborating for a Higher Impact.” To view photos from the event click here. BRIGHT Kentucky, a...

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‘Walk for Recovery’ all about hope

FRANKFORT – September is National Recovery Month for people struggling with substance abuse, so hundreds of people gathered at the Kentucky State Capitol to walk for awareness.   State officials, those in recovery, and recovery advocates – such as Operation UNITE – were part of more than 300 people who took part in the “Walk for Recovery” on Monday, September...

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Free Provider Education Summit

Updated 9-16-19 – A free Provider Education Summit will be offered by Operation UNITE and the Kentucky River Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP) on Thursday, September 26, on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College. Entitled “Providing Hope to Our Communities,” this Summit will offer CEU/CMEs to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, social...

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Philippine delegation visits

A delegation from the Philippines stopped by Operation UNITE’s office on August 23, 2019, to learn about collaborative prevention programs and initiatives, local coalition building, and the treatment efforts. The visit was part of a week-long professional exchange program under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. They were...

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Louisville to model Voucher Program

Citizens Attacking Addiction (CAA), a community coalition serving the Louisville metro area, has plans to model UNITE’s Treatment Voucher program. Known as LIFT (Louisville Initiative For Treatment), the program – funded by private-sector donations – would provide financial assistance for individuals to obtain long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders. CAA...

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Camp UNITE begins

Operation UNITE’s 13th annual Camp UNITE is being held July 23-26 at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Nearly 200 youth from 29 southern and eastern Kentucky counties were registered to attend. More than 150 volunteers will assist UNITE staff in providing programming during the four-day, three-night Camp. Staff and volunteers arrived on campus Monday, July 22, for...

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Shoot Hoops Not Drugs camps

UPDATED 6-21-19 – Five free, regional Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball skills camps for youth throughout southern and eastern Kentucky will be conducted between June 11 and June 20. Former University of Kentucky point guard and four-time All-SEC Academic Team member Jarrod Polson – who was part of the 2011-12 National Championship squad – will conduct these three-hour...

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Hale to serve on ARC Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2019 — Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the formation of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC), a 24-member volunteer advisory group of leaders from law enforcement, recovery services, health, economic development, private industry, education, state government and other sectors. Nancy Hale, President/CEO of Operation UNITE, will serve as...

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