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Healthcare Coding Changes Yield New Insights On Injury Patterns

By changing how injuries are identified and categorized by health care providers, significant changes to the underlying healthcare coding system in 2015 have given injury epidemiologists new ways to track and understand patterns of injury across the United States.

QPR trainings provide tools for suicide prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death in Kentucky. It is also preventable. As the COVID-19 pandemic passes the year mark, many continue to be concerned with mental health, isolation, and substance misuse — all of which are known circumstances to increase the risk of suicide.

KOSHS releases hazard alert on electrocutions

From 2000–2019, 64 workers in Kentucky died by electrocution, which accounts for nearly 3% of all work-related fatalities in the state during that time period.

Mobile Harm Reduction Unit teams up with COVID-19 testing events

Despite interruptions from an ongoing pandemic, the Mobile Harm Reduction Unit has been able to partner with local health departments to distribute naloxone kits and educational handouts during COVID-19 testing events.

Project looks at how the pandemic could have negative effects on older adults

As COVID-19 continues to impact the day-to-day lives of many, a KIPRC and College of Public Health pilot project is looking at how the pandemic could have negative effects on the well-being of older adults living independently at home.

FindHelpNow helps launch treatment facility locator website in California

Like many rural counties across the nation, Lake County in California has been hit hard by the substance use epidemic.

Use caution when handling fireworks

The Fourth of July is almost here. Although festivities may look different this year, many will still be celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence with picnics and barbecues. Something new for some might be fireworks.

Recent incident highlights importance of promoting safety, injury prevention

From adolescents to the work force, safety is on the mind of many these days. The majority of the focus has been on COVID-19, but safety needs to be observed anywhere — from the home to the workplace — which is why June is National Safety Month.

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