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1,600 pounds of pills collected

1,600 pounds of pills collected

Residents across southern and eastern Kentucky brought 1,656.3 pounds of pills to drop box sites as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 9th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. “Operation UNITE collected unwanted or outdated drugs from each of the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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CDC director to make ‘house call’ to Eastern Kentucky

SOMERSET, KY - U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced a first-ever SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with four events in Eastern Kentucky. Dr. Frieden and his team from...

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SOAR launches CDC ‘Health Impact Series’

SOAR launches CDC ‘Health Impact Series’

PINEVILLE – Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) will host a “Health Impact Series” in August featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-5th) announced July 7. The tour marks the...

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