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KIPRC awarded CDC grant to help decrease injury mortality rates

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.

Virtual 2021 Kentucky Falls and Osteoporosis Summit to be held Aug. 26

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.

2021 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit scheduled for Aug. 11-12

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.

KIPRC faculty associate selected for TRB standing committee on vehicle user education, training, and licensing

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).

KIPRC director presents at AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety expert panel

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.

Rise in work-related pedestrian fatalities prompts KOSHS Hazard Alert notice

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.

CDC, APHA to present partnership at KSPAN meeting

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.

Launch of Health Equity in the Response to Drug Overdose webpage and resources

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.

KyOD2A Happenings: Volume 2, Issue 1

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.

KIPRC hosting quarterly community summits

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) is hosting a virtual discussion of trends and patterns in drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2020.