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Louisville Cares: A Call for Community Investment to Save Lives and Heal Louisville

In 2023, the United States had another record breaking year of overdose deaths. Our city continues to be plagued by overdose deaths, along with a myriad of other health and community crises. While no community has been left untouched, Black Louisvillians have been dramatically impacted at a disproportionate rate. While nothing can immediately reverse this

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VOCAL-KY Criticizes Kentucky Senate for Passing H.B. 5, a Bill That Will Criminalize Poverty

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ky.org VOCAL-KY CRITICIZES KENTUCKY SENATE FOR PASSING H.B. 5, A BILL THAT WILL CRIMINALIZE POVERTY Recent Reporting Shows H.B. 5 was Pulled Straight From the Failed Playbook Used in Atlanta LOUISVILLE, K.Y. — Today, in response to the Kentucky Senate passing H.B. 5, the so-called “Safer Kentucky” Act, VOCAL-KY released the following statements: “There is no

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A Roadmap for Opioid Settlement Funds: Supporting Communities & Ending the Overdose Crisis

VOCAL-KY is proud to join a list of more than 130 organizations representing advocates and experts from public health, overdose prevention, and drug policy across the nation in releasing a roadmap on how states should spend $50 billion in opioid settlement funds. Public health experts call on states, counties, and municipalities to invest 100% of

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2023 Roadmap for Louisville Metro Government to End Overdose and Reverse the Harms of the War on Drugs

Last year a coalition of organizations working on the frontlines of the overdose crisis in Louisville released the 2022 Roadmap for Louisville Metro Government to End Overdose and Reverse the Harms of the War on Drugs. Despite staggering overdose deaths, and a continued crisis of homelessness and unmet mental health needs, the city has adopted

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