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KY-AVERT a surveillance system to increase the timeliness and availability morbidity data for all firearm injuries regardless of intent, violence-related injuries (including firearm, sexual, interpersonal, youth, intimate partner, intentional self-directed, child abuse, etc), and mental health related conditions.

The KY-AVERT team works with local and statewide agencies, including but not limited to local health departments and community stake holders to disseminate the trends and patterns of violence-related and firearm injuries and mental health conditions to key partners for a timelier response to changes and create more targeted interventions.

The KY-AVERT team utilizes several databases that lend insight into injury patterns in Kentucky including the datasets of emergency department visits, inpatient hospitalizations, death certificates, and emergency medical service.

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Jacqueline Seals
Senior Epidemiologist
2365 Harrodsburg Road Southcreek Building B, Suite B475, Room 340B