SOAR Health Hackathon
For the participants at Shaping Our Appalachian Region’s Appalachian Health Hackathon, the goal was to get re-energized and take a fresh look at some of these difficult health problems using a problem-solving approach borrowed from the culture of computer programmers: hacking.
US Attorney General Lynch Visits State to Address Opioid and Heroin Abuse
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressed a packed auditorium at the University of Kentucky on Tuesday. She came to the commonwealth to discuss the opioid epidemic and how the White House plans to address it.
Southern Legislative Conference
In July, the Southern Legislative Conference convened a panel at its meeting in Lexington to discuss the opioid epidemic and effective legislation to help stem the tide of addiction. The presentations were recorded by KET’s production team as part of the Inside Opioid Addiction initiative.
Voice of Hope
Overdose numbers in Kentucky and across the nation are climbing. Voices of Hope, a Lexington organization, held an event on Saturday, August 29, 2016 to help build community for those living with the effects of addiction and offer resources to those who want to know more about recovery.
Kentucky Narcotics Farm
As part of our ongoing Inside Opioid Addiction initiative, KET producer Jayne McClew recently visited the Kentucky Historical Society to learn more about the nation’s first federal drug treatment center and its influence in the ongoing battle against addiction.