To tackle the HIV syndemic, we need to think bigger

BY: - December 1, 2023

For the past 35 years, Dec. 1 has been recognized as World AIDS Day and serves as a reminder of our collective action to end the stigma around HIV and honors the lives we’ve lost over decades of struggle. As World AIDS Day is recognized across the globe, I urge communities across Appalachia to recognize […]

More than 45,000 naloxone doses distributed during Save A Life Day, organizers say 

BY: - October 5, 2023

During last month’s Save A Life Day, more than 45,000 doses of the opioid overdose antagonist medication naloxone were distributed throughout Appalachia, organizers announced Wednesday. “We moved so much naloxone and so many people said on the survey ‘I could have done more if we had had more,” coordinator Iris Sidikman said during a call […]

Teams distribute more than 2,000 naloxone kits across Kanawha County on Save A Life Day

BY: - September 15, 2023

Standing In the hallway of a Charleston church, Lindsay Acree patiently talks a man through the signs of an opioid overdose, and tells him how to administer a nasal spray version of naloxone, a drug that reverses them.  Not far from them are nearly a dozen people who have come to a drop-in program at […]

Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) looks up while a light reflects on her black framed glasses.

Miller to co-chair new Congressional Appalachian Caucus

BY: - August 18, 2023

A new congressional caucus is being formed to center on issues affecting the Appalachian region, according to a Thursday afternoon news release. The Congressional Appalachian Caucus — formed by Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., and Chief Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa. — will focus on key topics for the region, including energy, health care, transportation and […]