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National Injury Prevention Day again shines light on preventable injuries

While attention is being focused on new COVID variants and increasing numbers of children battling respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), health care providers and community advocates across the country are working to expose two other elements of concern: injuries and violence.

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week raises awareness about workplace driver fatigue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as one in five fatal crashes in the general population involves driver fatigue.

Fire Prevention Week emphasizes need for fire escape plan

Kentucky has a high rate of fire-related fatalities. During the five-year period from 2015-2019, the rate of fire-related fatalities in Kentucky was 17.22 per million. This is much higher than the national rate of 9.98 per million for the same period.   

2021 data added to KIPRC interactive dashboard for drug overdose county profiles

After launching the Drug Overdose and Related Comorbidity County Profiles dashboard last year to make Kentucky substance use data more easily accessible to community and health organizations, the Kentucky Injury Pre

Sept. 5-9 is Construction Suicide Prevention Week

The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance (KOSHS) program is raising awareness about the unique challenges faced by construction workers and strategies employers can use to help safeguard their employees’ mental health. The construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide among all occupations — four times higher than that of the general population, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

KIPRC uses surveillance data to drive implementation of drug overdose prevention interventions

KIPRC regularly monitors trends in drug overdoses which drives its development and implementation of prevention activities so that KIPRC can ensure that its efforts are targeted to people and places that bear the greatest overdose burden, according to Dana Quesinberry, JD, DrPH.