The State Rural Health Associations in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia have teamed up to gather ideas and resources for addressing the opioid crisis and other Substance Use Disorders in the Appalachian Region.

We will be hosting the Appalachian Communities Opioid Response Summit on May 19th.

Registration:  Register here for just $15

This will be your opportunity to (virtually) learn from experts in the field, hold discussions about specific topics related to Substance Use Disorders and meet other stakeholders in the region.


9:00-9:15     Welcome and Introductions

9:15-10:00   Tools and Resources
– Michael Meit, ETSU Center for Rural Health Research

10:00 – 10:15  shift to breakout sessions

10:15-11:15     Breakout Session #1

11:15-12:15     Psychostimulants – New Risks, New Treatments
– Richard Rawson, Ph.D., Vermont Center for Behavior and Health

12:15-1:00      Break

1:00 – 2:00     Sustainability
– Pam Baston, JBS International

2:00 – 2:15      shift to breakout sessions

2:00 – 3:00     Breakout Session #2

3:00 – 3:15      shift to state conversations

3:15 – 5:00      Breakout Session #3 – State Conversations

Registration:  Register here for just $15

Strategic Planning Mini-Grants: Did you know ACOR has funds available for local Substance Use Disorder Coalitions to engage in strategic planning?  Whether you are just a small group of concerned citizens that want to do more or a large organization with full-time staff, this is an opportunity for you to plan your future impact. 

Details and application forms