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New KSURE report provides pictodictionary of the six major overdose-related substances

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.

Mobile Harm Reduction Unit providing prevention, recognition and response trainings

Michelle Dean works daily with drug overdose fatality data with her role at the Kentucky Drug Overdose Fatality Surveillance System (DOFSS).

KIPRC presents research at 2022 Rx Summit

Staff members and faculty associates with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) recently shared their work in substance use disorder research, treatment, and prevention at the 2022 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, held April 18-21, in Atlanta.

Increase in workplace drug overdoses prompts KOSHS Hazard Alert

In 2020, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment Control Evaluation (FACE) program recorded the highest number of workplace drug overdose fatalities since FACE’s inception in 1994. The alarming trend continued into 2021, with eight drug overdose deaths occurring at work from January to June.

KIPRC Conversations: Meghan Steel

Meghan Steel is an epidemiologist for the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. She has roots in Kentucky but grew up in Texas before attending the University of Alabama and then the University of Texas Medical Branch for her master’s degree.

Dr. Coker’s research making a difference in preventing violence

When Ann L. Coker, PhD, MPH, was in medical school, she took a chance when she was researching career opportunities and wrote to a number of nationally known writers whose work she followed.

Severe weather injury risks prompt KOSHS Hazard Alert

Severe weather is an ongoing risk to Kentucky workers. From 1994 through 2020, 11 workers lost their lives to lightning, tornados, and floods while working in the state. Then, in December 2021, eight Kentucky workers were killed when a tornado hit the factory where they were working.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing community partnership helps bring additional access, resources to FindHelpNow website

One of the biggest obstacles for individuals struggling with substance misuse is access to treatment. Depending on the individual, access can mean more than finding an open bed in a substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facility.

KOHS Receives $21,981 Grant for Checkpoints Teen Driver Program

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) received $21,981 from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford, and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), to improve

CPH students gain hands-on research experience with KIPRC

Three University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH) students were able to get real-world research experience working with Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) faculty and staff.

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