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The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), established in 1994, is a unique partnership between the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) and the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.

KIPRC serves both as an academic injury prevention research center and as the KDPH’s designee or “bona fide agent” for statewide injury prevention and control, focusing on injury prevention translation and practice.

Recently Added Resources

  1. Based on the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center’s first, near-real-time substance use di
  2. From 1994-2014, Kentucky saw an average of four work-related pedestrian fatalities per year.
  3. This data summit examines the patterns and trends in drug overdose deaths in Kentucky in 2020.

News and Announcements

Launch of Health Equity in the Response to Drug Overdose webpage and resources

The Division of Overdose Prevention and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) partnered to investigate the literature available on Health Equity in Drug Overdose Response. Through this effort, tools and resources were designed to help health departments consider root causes across populations and interconnected upstream factors when addressing drug overdoses in their jurisdictions.