Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital officials recently presented representatives of the Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) with a check for $6,000.

The donation from Mercy Health will be used to support Graves County ASAP initiatives for substance abuse prevention including: JUUL/e-cigarette prevention in schools, suicide/substance abuse prevention glow walk, QPR training, community training on narcan, funding for a prevention speaker for both Mayfield and Graves County middle and high schools, and more.

Improving community health and well-being, with a special focus on reducing opioid dependency, is a system-wide priority for Mercy Health. The Graves County ASAP is one of 75 local ASAP coalitions that cover 113 of 120 counties in Kentucky. The local boards consist of stakeholders in each county or multi-county jurisdiction and have become a vital part of substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts in many of the Commonwealth’s communities.

The Graves County ASAP Board is comprised of local citizens looking to make a difference in their community. Meetings are open to the public and take place the second Friday of most months at 1 p.m. at the Graves County Health Department. 

For more information concerning Graves County ASAP visit