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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.

Virtual 2022 Kentucky Falls and Osteoporosis Summit to be held Aug. 23

On Aug. 23, the virtual 2022 Kentucky Falls and Osteoporosis Summit will feature talks on a variety of topics meant to enhance the understanding of ways to support older adults in aging gracefully. The Summit will be held online from 10 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and is free to join.

UK College of Public Health names new Interim Associate Dean for Research

Svetla Slavova, PhD, has been named interim associate dean for research for the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health (CPH). Dr. Slavova, who is an associate professor with CPH’s Department of Biostatistics and a faculty associate with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, assumed the role on July 18.

2022 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit set for Aug. 10-11

The 2022 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit, which will highlight best practices, statutes, and policies related to implementing and maintaining harm reduction programs throughout the state, will be held on Aug. 10-11.

KSPAN meeting welcomes those interested in injury and violence prevention

The Kentucky Safety and Prevention Alignment Network (KSPAN) is hosting its annual meeting on Tuesday, July 26, in Frankfort.

KyPQC implementing strategies to improve outcomes for mothers and babies affected by substance use disorder

According to the annual Public Health Maternal Mortality Review, substance use is a contributing factor in more deaths of women during pregnancy and one year post-delivery than any other cause in Kentucky and has led to an increase in newborns hospitalized for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).