King’s Daughters has received a $22,264 grant to be used toward fighting
the opioid epidemic in Boyd County.
The grant comes from the Cardinal Health Foundation’s
Generation Rx Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education for Youth grant program.
King’s Daughters, in partnership with Ashland Independent, Boyd County
and Fairview school districts, will provide medication safety education
to fourth- and fifth-grade students. King’s Daughters also is collaborating
Hillcrest-Bruce Mission and Ramey-Estep to provide medication-safe home
education for parents and other caregivers.
“This grant will support our efforts to address medication safety
and reduce misuse in the area,” said Elaine Corbitt, King’s
Daughters executive director of Community Relations. “We believe
targeting prevention is a step in the right direction,” she said.
King’s Daughters was among 40 organizations in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee
and West Virginia to receive the prevention education grant from the Cardinal
Health Foundation. The grants are designed to expand medication safety
education for thousands of students in K-12 schools and universities,
using Generation Rx educational materials.
Over the next year, King’s Daughters will engage students and parents
in interactive prevention sessions and meet regularly with other grantees
to share progress and best practices. The collaborative will be led by
prevention education experts from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.
"All of the organizations selected for funding share our goal of turning
the tide on the opioid epidemic," said Jessie Cannon, Vice President
of Community Relations at Cardinal Health. "Ultimately, we expect
our grantees to learn from each other — and we will learn from them.
As they develop best practices, our goal is to spread this work throughout
the country, and foster solutions to this complex public health crisis.”
To learn more about King’s Daughters ongoing efforts to fight the
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About Cardinal Health's Opioid Action Program
The Opioid Action Program is a multi-prong initiative to help communities
in four of the nation’s hardest-hit states fight the opioid epidemic.
Each element of the program is cited by leading experts, including the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Academies
of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) and the President’s
Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, as critical
to reducing opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction. The Opioid Action Program
builds on Generation Rx, created through a partnership with the Cardinal
Health Foundation and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy to
raise awareness and knowledge about the dangers of prescription drug misuse.
About the Cardinal Health Foundation
Cardinal Health Foundation supports local, national and international
programs that improve health care efficiency, effectiveness and excellence
and the overall wellness of the communities where Cardinal Health, Inc.'s
approximately 50,000 employees live and work.
About Generation Rx
Generation Rx works to end prescription drug misuse through prevention
education, drug take back, best practices in pain management and community
collaborations. The program was created through a partnership with the
Cardinal Health Foundation and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.
Since 2009, more than one million people across the country have been
reached with Generation Rx messages, and pharmacists in 40 states have
been honored with the Generation Rx Champions Award. To learn more, visit