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Franklin County Asks Their Kids to Say Yes

In 2019, the Franklin County Health Department (FCHD) took a unique approach to lowering substance use in their community that focuses on their youth.

2023 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit set for June 14-15

This year's annual Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit will be held on June 14 and 15 at Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond campus co-hosted by Madison County Health Department and Estill County Health Department.

New Toolkit for Preventing Construction Falls for National Safety Stand-Down Week

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, May 1, 2023 --Falls continue to be a leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry in Kentucky and nationwide. In 2021, falls accounted for 43% of fatalities in the construction industry in Kentucky.

Annual Drug Overdose Deaths in Kentucky Fall for First Time Since 2018

FRANKFORT , KY.-- The number of drug overdose deaths in Kentucky has declined for the first time since 2018, according to the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC).

FindHelpNow Team Visits Local Recovery Community Organization

The team recently visited Voices of Hope, a local substance use disorder (SUD) recovery community organization in Lexington, to demonstrate the newly launched and to give a refresher of the website to the recovery coaching staff.

KIPRC researchers discover the need for training among light and medium truck drivers

In 2019, 471 truck drivers in the truck transportation industry suffered fatal injuries on the job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The fatality rate for that sector was 27.2 worker deaths per 100,000 compared to the U.S.

KIPRC Conversations: Andrew Farry

Andrew Farrey is a syndromic surveillance epidemiologist at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. He primarily works with syndromic surveillance data, monitoring nonfatal drug overdose and self-harm trends in Kentucky residents. In addition to his duties as a syndromic surveillance epidemiologist, Andrew also works with Kentucky poison control center call data and Kentucky Emergency Medical Services data.