Opioid Ripples is an ongoing series produced jointly by four organizations: Piedmont Journalism Foundation and Foothills Forum, two independent, nonprofit civic news organizations; and Piedmont Media and Rappahannock Media, two media companies. The nonprofits provide the research and reporting; the media companies decide when and what to publish in their newspapers and on their websites.
The Piedmont Journalism Foundation, founded in 2018, and Foothills Forum, founded in 2014, were created to increase in-depth news coverage and public discussion of issues in their communities.
Foothills Forum focuses on Rappahannock County. For more information, see www.foothills-forum.org.
Piedmont Journalism Foundation focuses on Fauquier and surrounding counties. For more information, see piedmontjournalism.org.
Community support of the nonprofits makes this and other projects possible. Funding for this series comes in part from the PATH Foundation, which provides grants to improve health and vitality in Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties.