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What It Is

KORE logoThe 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.

Framework imageKORE-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

New Data Collection Tool 

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. Beginning in March, programs began using a new platform known as WITS to record GPRA interviews. This change provides a more user-friendly interface for data collection, supports programs in completing follow-up interviews, simplifies the monthly reporting process and enables programs to track their own GPRA outcomes. Technical assistance will be provided throughout the transition process by our 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.

Documentation