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Two principal actions taken by medical and mental health professionals will have the greatest impact on saving the lives of people with Opioid Use Disorder.

Physicians played a role, however inadvertently or from misinformation, in the emergence of this epidemic. We now stand to play a vital role in its mitigation.

How can we save the most lives?

Cabell County, W.Va. and the city of Huntington prioritize an “any avenue to recovery” philosophy in response to opioid overdoses

Cabell County’s road to recovery

Some county elected officials have seen the effects of substance abuse and addiction in their own families.

Berkeley County, W.Va. Council President Doug Copenhaver and wife Jackie Copenhaver flank their son Douglas in a family photo.

Substance abuse hits home for county officials

Patricia Ward

Board Member
Director, Community Development and Housing
Tarrant County, Texas


Number of years involved in NACo: 30

Profiles in Service - Feb. 18, 2019

Press Conference: PILT and Secure Rural Schools

County News, Feb. 18, 2019

County News - Feb. 18, 2019

On February 15, President Trump signed into law (H.J.Res.31), a 1,165-page, $333 billion spending package for FY 2019. The omnibus package includes appropriations bills for the following seven agencies: U.S.

FY 2019 spending complete as president signs omnibus funding bill

On February 13, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee introduced a series of four draft bills aimed at addressing homelessness and the shortage of affordable housing. If enacted, the four bills would make new investments in federal housing programs, expand eligibility for U.S.

New legislation to combat homelessness introduced in U.S. House

Photo: Members of the Public Health Department participate in a break-out group at Alameda County’s Public Health Workshop in April 2018.

Getting Started on Preparing for Climate Change: Alameda County’s Adaptation Workshops Guide

Webster County High School Congratulations!!
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Spring Programming Bootcamp 2019 Tue, Mar 26, 2019, 6:00 PM: Hey All- WE WANT YOU to learn to code / write software. In March, Richwood Scientific will be offering another awesome, super fun, informative and FREE programming bootcamp
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Returning The Favor We're pulling out all the stops for the season finale! Returning the Favor alumni Kenzie Hinson and the Women Roofers meet up with Mike and the crew in the heart of coal country - Welch, West Virginia to surprise Linda ...
Alabama Returning to State Fair of West Virginia LEWISBURG, WV – State Fair officials announced today that country-music super group Alabama will return to the stage for the 95th Annual State Fair of West Virginia on Friday, August 16, 2019. This show is presented by the West Virginia ...
March 18, 1932: Mass Murderer Harry Powers Executed at Moundsville State Penitentiary On March 18, 1932, convicted mass murderer Harry Powers was executed at the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville . The story of his grisly murders
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Upcoming Dates

12 Jul
2019 NACo Conference and Exposition
07.12.2019 - 07.15.2019

From the Director

05 October 2018
We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood ...
05 October 2018
Wow! Our new website! Welcome. What do you think?  Check it out: the counties' page that gives ...