Kentucky is negatively affected by high unintentional injury, traffic fatality, child maltreatment rates and risk factors, such as poverty and substance misuse, that increase susceptibility to injury and death. To help decrease injury morbidity and mortality rates, KIPRC was awarded a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant under the CDC Core State Injury Prevention Program grant announcement.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, emergency department visits, and inpatient hospitalizations among Kentuckians age 65 and older. However, older adult falls are a public health concern that is preventable.
The 2021 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit will highlight best practices, statutes, and policies related to implementing and maintaining harm reduction programs. The free, virtual conference will be held on Aug. 11-12.
A University of Kentucky assistant professor and KIPRC faculty associate has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Vehicle User Education, Training and Licensing (ACH60).
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently hosted an expert roundtable on improving roadside responder crash data that featured Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) Director Dr. Terry Bunn.
From 1994–2014, Kentucky saw an average of four work-related pedestrian fatalities per year. However, from 2015–2019, the average number of work-related pedestrian fatalities rose an alarming 75% to seven per year. The Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance (KOSHS) program recently released a Hazard Alert that focuses on pedestrian fatalities.
Kentucky ranks above the national average for children who experience multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), drug overdose, and suicide. This month, the CDC and American Public Health Association’s partnership—Communicating for Connection: Strengthening Messaging To Prevent ACEs, Overdose, and Suicide—will be presented during the Kentucky Safety & Prevention Alignment Network’s (KSPAN’s) quarterly meeting on May 26.
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.
Produced by KIPRC, KyOD2A Happenings is a quarterly newsletter to share information about drug overdose prevention research, community initiatives, data reports, and resources that are relevant to Kentucky. In this issue, "Statewide opioid overdoses treated in ER departments trending downward", "Franklin County asks its kids to 'Just Say Yes'", and more.