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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.

About KORE

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 image 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

Data Collection and Grant Reporting

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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 using the WITS system can be found at the KORE GPRA ​Reporting and Grant Compliance website.​

​Join KORE's Anti-Stigma Campaign

In partnership with Shatterproof and the Public Good Projects, KORE is launching a statewide initiative aimed at reducing stigmas associated with opioid use disorder. Community-based organizations (CBOs) are central to the success of this project and will play a key role in forming an information campaign designed to educate the public and shine a light on Kentuckians impacted by addiction. If you or your organization is interested in being a part of this effort or you would like to recommend a potential CBO partner, please fill out an assessment form​.

Learn more about the anti-stigma initiative