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Recovery-to-Work Listening Sessions

March 2019

The Appalachian Overdose Mapping Tool, developed by NORC at the University of Chicago and ARC can map overdose mortality rates against demographic data and other important economic indicators at the state and county level. maps mortality, morbidity, behavioral health, and other indicators are used to measure population health at the state and county level across the Region.

Recovery-to-Work Listening Sessions Schedule

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Pineville, Kentucky

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Morris University Center
Portsmouth, Ohio

Overdose Mortality Rates in Appalachia

ARC is hosting a series of public Recovery-to-Work listening sessions to better understand the impact that the substance abuse crisis is having on economic and workforce opportunities across the Region. In addition, these listening sessions explore how communities currently engage in substance abuse treatment and recovery programs, job placement strategies, employment opportunities, and other wrap-around services that support an individualís long-term recovery while getting them back into the workforce as part of a comprehensive recovery ecosystem.

As ARC continues to identify service gaps and investment opportunities, these listening sessions build on the recently enacted SUPPORT Act . The SUPPORT Act offers additional guidance to ARC to facilitate sharing of best practices about substance abuse interventions; initiate or expand programs designed to address the economic impact of the crisis; attract and retain relevant health care services, businesses, and workers; and develop relevant infrastructure, including broadband infrastructure that supports the use of telemedicine.

For more information, contact Andrew Howard at

Past Sessions:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Friday, December 14, 2018
Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Hosted by Congressman Robert Aderholt
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Muscle Shoals, Alabama