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.
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.
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.
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).
Researchers, staff members, and program partners from the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) presented on a variety of topics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) Recipient Meeting in June.
The Kentucky Substance Use Research & Enforcement (K-SURE) has released a new report that provides a pictodictionary of the six major overdose-related substances (heroin, opioids, fentanyl, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine) in Kentucky.