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What It Is

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 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.

KORE-funded partners and services model policies and practices grounded in best practice and compassion.

Find KORE Programs

KORE contracts with more than 70 entities operating numerous prevention, treatment and recovery programs across the state. This KORE program locations map provides an overview of all programs, counties where they are located and a description of services.​

Together We Are Stronger Than Opioids

Data Collection and Grant Reporting

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 UNSHAME Kentucky

In partnership with Shatterproof, KORE launched a​ statewide initiative aimed at reducing stigmas associated with opioid use disorder. The effort, known as UNSHAME Kentucky, features stories of recovery, hope and connection among individuals and families all across the commonwealth.

Community-based organizations (CBOs) are central to the success of UNSHAME Kentucky and will play a key role throughout the campaign. These organizations will help 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​.

To learn more, visit the UNSHAME Kentucky website, UNSHAME on Facebook, UNSHAME on Twitter or UNSHAME on Instagram.​​