The Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) seeks to expand and sustain a comprehensive, equitable recovery-oriented system of care to end the opioid epidemic that has reached into every community in Kentucky.
Through federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), KORE supports the implementation of evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery supports to effect change at the state, community, family and individual levels.
KORE-funded partners and services model policies and practices grounded in best practice and compassion and include projects focused on:
- Overdose prevention and naloxone distribution
- Reducing opioid overprescribing and improving safe opioid use
- Community-guided prevention
- Harm reduction
- Engagement and linkage to services
- Access to FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder
- Reducing unmet treatment need
- Recovery support
- Provider education and training
Together We Are Stronger Than Opioids
SAMHSA uses the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) to evaluate treatment and recovery support outcomes and justify the investment of federal funding to Congress. Programs enter data through a platform known as WITS to record GPRA interviews. KORE transitioned data collection to this platform to provide a user-friendly interface for data collection, support programs in completing follow-up interviews, simplify the monthly reporting process and enable programs to track their own GPRA outcomes. Technical assistance for WITS is provided by KORE implementation specialists and partners at the UK Center for Drug and Alcohol Research. If you missed a live training, a recorded version is linked below under the Documentation heading along with other helpful resources.
Additional information and resources for utlizing the WITS system can be found at the KORE GPRA Reporting and Grant Compliance website.
Notice of Funding
The Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), in partnership with the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities is accepting proposals from organizations with the capacity and expertise to evaluate a public health campaign seeking to reduce substance use disorder stigma in the community. KORE seeks an evaluation partner who then will be contracted by Shatterproof, a national non-profit organization, to evaluate Kentucky’s stigma reduction campaign.
The selected evaluator will assist with formative research; campaign execution and evaluation; and reporting. Additional details are outlined in this Notice of Funding document and budget worksheet.