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Award honors ‘innovative solutions’

LOUISVILLE – Operation UNITE’s unique three-pronged approach to combating drug misuse and abuse was honored by the national Addiction Policy Forum as one of 10 innovative programs addressing Kentucky’s addiction crisis. The “Kentucky Innovations to Address Addiction” report was released by Addiction Policy Forum November 6 during a luncheon ceremony at Churchill Downs. “The Kentucky...

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Hope Wall part of CAA kickoff

The UNITE Hope Wall was featured during a kick-off luncheon for Citizens Attacking Addiction held at the University Club at the University of Louisville on October 23, 2019. Guest speaker was Russell M. Coleman, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, who called Operation UNITE “a gold standard” for addressing the drug crisis in Kentucky. Coleman noted the Hope Wall was a...

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Drug Court graduates “heroes of hope”

By Janie Slaven, Commonwealth Journal, 10-22-2019 “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” — Martin Luther Six were honored during the Fall Graduation Ceremony for the 28th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court on Wednesday, October 16: Mark Calhoun, David Carroll, Stephanie Dye, Ashley Huddleston, Jacob Miller and Jordan Powell. Operation UNITE President and CEO Nancy Hale as...

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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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Morgan County Drug Summit

The theme for the 4th Annual Morgan County Drug Summit is “Let’s Speak About Drugs: Raising Awareness. Saving Lives.” This community event will be held Thursday, October 17, at the Morgan County Board of Education building starting at 6 pm. A program on vaping and marijuana will be presented. One of the big youth prevention initiatives in Morgan County is archery, with programs...

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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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