Wright County Public Well being Nurse Is Half Of New Program Preventing Rural Substance Use

Wright County Public Well being Nurse Is Half Of New Program Preventing Rural Substance Use

By Zac Chapman / Assistant Information Director

The U.S. Division of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Help is asserting Rebecca Graham of Wright County Public Well being to be part of a choose group of fellows in a brand new management program combating rural substance use.

Wright County Public Well being Nurse Is Half Of New Program Preventing Rural Substance Use
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The Wright County Information reviews the challenge known as Studying Rural: Advancing Collaborative Options. This system fellows are studying methods to undertake daring options to the persistent problem of substance use in rural communities. The fellows will work intently with innovators who’ve established profitable packages in different rural communities.

The yearlong program, which kicked off in December, is specializing in creating engagement throughout rural communities and sectors. The fellows embrace elected county leaders, county and tribal judges, legislation enforcement officers, prosecutors, public defenders, public well being and behavioral well being practitioners, emergency administration professionals, reentry coordinators and people working in group nonprofits.

Graham has labored for Wright County Public Well being for greater than 10 years as a Public Well being Nurse. Her work has grown to incorporate different substances corresponding to alcohol, tobacco and marijuana below a Drug-Free Communities grant. Graham additionally serves as a Chief Strategist for the Wright County Opioid Settlement Advisory Council, a county-wide council aimed toward making certain nationwide settlement {dollars} are spent effectively and successfully.

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