Appalachian Regional Commission Announces Plan to Build ‘Recovery Ecosystem’


By Taylor Sisk & 100 Days in Appalachia

The Appalachian Regional Commission is shifting its focus toward recovery. The organization, led by the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair appointed by the president, announced this week the creation of its Substance Abuse Advisory Council. The 24-member group consists of representatives from communities throughout the region who will “develop recommendations for ARC to consider as part of a strategic plan to build and strengthen a recovery ecosystem in Appalachian communities by drawing on their own experiences.”

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