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Join us in our aim to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent.

Already on the frontlines in researching and combating opioid abuse, the HEALing Communities Study places UK squarely among the country’s leaders in finding long-term, sustainable solutions to this epidemic. The study will leverage existing resources and initiatives, in partnership with communities, to implement strategies and set evidence-based standards that will become a national model for fighting the opioid epidemic.

As part of this effort, we expect to fill dozens of positions in 16 counties. These jobs include community coordinators, prevention specialists and peer prevention specialists.

Additional External Opportunities

These positions are hired and managed by outside entities and not by the University of Kentucky. Employees hired into these positions are not employees of UK.

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Community coordinator

County-level team lead responsible for the guidance and direction of the research team, including social workers and nurse navigators. Read more

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Prevention specialist

Leads efforts within local parole agencies to recruit study participants and obtain consent forms for individuals in study interventions. Read more

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Peer prevention specialist

Ideally peers who are in recovery, these specialists will conduct overdose prevention and interventions in local community settings and relay their own recovery stories to inspire hope. Read more

Jobs in Lexington and surrounding areas

We expect to fill positions in 16 Kentucky counties:

Jefferson, Kenton, Campbell, Boyle, Franklin, Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Bourbon, Carter, Greenup, Boyd, Mason, Clark, Floyd, Knox

More about Lexington

Several positions will be located in and around Lexington. Here you’ll find a vibrant community and meaningful work at one of the nation’s best employers, according to Forbes.

Kentucky is leading the way in this national effort to combat the opioid epidemic.

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