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The New River Valley Recovery Ecosystem (NRVRE) was highlighted at a Virginia's Opioid Abatement Authority (OAA) hosted workshop in Hampton, VA in June. The statewide workshops target local governments and funding agencies that are eligible for direct and competitive OAA awards. Holly Lesko provided an overview of the NRVRE focusing on the partnerships and integration of services and programming this regional approach allows. Chris Alderman, Harm Reduction Coordinator with New River Health District (NRHD), also presented about the Rise Above program funded through the NRVRE cooperative program. This is a wonderful example of impactful partnership with a service agency and local government entities. The local government and state funder response to the NRVRE model was positive which is a strong indicator of impact and sustainable funding.

For more information, please contact Holly Lesko, hlesko@nrvrc.org.