Welcome to One Care of Southwest Virginia

In 2009, One Care of Southwest Virginia, a 501c(3) with roots in substance abuse issues was called upon by community leaders and began to take a focused regional approach and lend a stronger, more unified voice on the substance abuse (SA) issues affecting Virginia‚Äôs Great Southwest.  That call was embraced by a reinvigorated board and led to a series of meetings where the determination to focus on policy, data and advocacy in the SA arena emerged and coalesced.

Today, One Care of SWVA serves as a consortium of 16 substance abuse coalitions working throughout the 21 counties and cities in the region.  The 25 member Board of Directors includes representatives from community service boards, faith based organizations, social services and the health care, higher education, law enforcement and recovery communities. Outreach to business and industry and senior services organization sectors is ongoing. The One Care of SWVA Board operates collaboratively and has is committed to undertaking a broad based strategic planning initiative - a Blueprint for the control and mitigation of substance abuse and misuse in southwest Virginia facilitated by the Healthy Appalachia Institute and with the encouragement of the Southwest Virginia Health Authority, regional partners and elected officials.

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http://youtu.be/-zryKuf7-kI The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of prescription drug overdoses. Over 27,000 people died from overdoses in 2007, a number that has risen five-fold since...
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