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NE KY Coalition partners with Univ. of Rochester Center of Excellence

December 27, 2021

The Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition recently paired with the UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence at the University of Rochester Medical Center to produce two videos and an article about the Coalition’s grant-funded projects. This content was intended to not only promote the Coalition work, but to demonstrate to other health care systems, nonprofits, etc. how they could also respond to the opioid crisis in a similar manner.

The first video elaborates on how the team conceptualized their Rural Health Network Development project. This project, which created a series of trainings for medical providers about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) or Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), showcases how providers and educators can come together to deliver MAT/MOUD.  To learn more, and to watch the video, visit: and open the “Rural Health Network Development Program Grant” drop down.

The second video and accompanying article explains First Day Forward, a re-entry program the Coalition created to assist incarcerated individuals with substance use disorders as they leave local detention centers and reenter into their post-incarceration lives. To learn more, watch the video, and/or read the article, visit: