Rural Kentucky is experiencing significant harms from opioid misuse, including drug dependence, overdoses, and hepatitis C. The purpose of this study is to improve the health of rural Kentuckians by developing comprehensive approaches to prevent and treat consequences of opioid injection. This project focuses on the 12 counties that make up the Gateway Health Department District and the Kentucky River Health Department District (i.e. Bath, Elliott, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Rowan, and Wolfe).

This project is funded by a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Appalachian Regional Commission UG3 DA044798-01 and UH3DA044798, Principal Investigators: April Young, Hannah Cooper.

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