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USC kicks off school year with orientation

USC kicks off school year with orientation

The UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) program began its 16th year of service with a three-day orientation in Pikeville August 23-31, 2023. During the 2023-24 school year, the UNITE Service Corps will engage 62 Kentucky AmeriCorps members. These members will serve 59...

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Symposiums honor work of UNITE Coalitions

Symposiums honor work of UNITE Coalitions

Community coalitions are the backbone of Operation UNITE. To show appreciation for the hard work of volunteers from across southern and eastern Kentucky for promoting prevention and treatment initiatives, UNITE held two regional "Bringing Community Partners Together"...

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Hale: Prevention best way to disrupt addiction

Hale: Prevention best way to disrupt addiction

Annual drug overdose deaths in Kentucky fell for the first time since 2018. Renee Shaw, Director Of Public Affairs at KET - Kentucky Educational Television - spoke with a panel of addiction recovery advocates, survivors, and treatment providers about this finding and...

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KY posts first decline in overdose deaths in four years

KY posts first decline in overdose deaths in four years

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 15, 2023) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear released the 2022 Overdose Fatality Report stating that 2,135 Kentuckians lost their lives to a drug overdose last year. That is a decline of more than 5% compared with the previous year and is the first...

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UNITE receives $1 million prevention grant

UNITE receives $1 million prevention grant

FRANKFORT – Operation UNITE will receive a $1 million Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission (OAAC) grant to develop and implement prevention programs to combat the opioid crisis in Kentucky, Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Thursday.“For...

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24 students awarded ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships

24 students awarded ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships

Twenty-four high school seniors in the Class of 2023 have been selected to receive “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $36,000 for being champions for anti-drug prevention efforts in their schools and communities. “These scholarships honor youth – whom we call UNITE...

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12th Rx Summit focuses on solutions

12th Rx Summit focuses on solutions

More than one million lives have been lost since the start of the opioid epidemic. Overdoses and deaths involving synthetic opioids have reached record rates, and every community across our nation is feeling the impact. The Rx and Illicit Drug Summit is the largest,...

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