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The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, as a bona fide agent for the Kentucky Department for Public Health, collaborates with state, university, and community partners to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) prevention efforts.

As part of the prevention aspect of the OD2A grant, KIPRC will

  • Develop and disseminate pain-management trainings applicable to physicians across multiple specialties through the Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KyPQC)

  • Expand clinician training on opioid use disorder and stimulant use disorder with a focus on addressing inequities in access to standard of care options;

  • Solicit/onboard additional electronic health records, pharmacy management and other system vendors to expand integration through Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) and provide proactive alerts to integrated KASPER users to inform clinical decision-making;

  • Produce and disseminate Kentucky Substance Use Research and Enforcement (K-SURE) briefs using public health and public safety data to alert Kentucky law enforcement about trends in illicit drug use;

  • Train EMS and law enforcement on the use of Overdose Detection Mapping Overdose Detection Program (ODMAP), overdose surveillance vs. ODMAP, and use of ODMAP data;

  • Establish a statewide harm reduction advisory group;

  • Support two Louisville-Metro Health and Wellness harm reduction services navigators to link racial, refugee, immigrant, and ethnic-disparate people who use drugs to harm reduction services (HRS) and to substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services;

  • Develop statewide HRS resources for harm reduction navigators on overdose prevention and reversal tools and treatment and recovery options

  • Produce and disseminate risk reduction and overdose prevention resources for people who use drugs;

  • Host an annual in-person harm reduction services training;

  • Partner with Voices of Hope to hire a train-the-trainer recovery navigator to develop statewide training materials;

  • Collaborate with GET HELP to adapt GET HELP to guide persons with substance use disorder through harm reduction services options, linkage to treatment and recovery housing using www.findhelpnowky.org and www.findrecoveryhousingnow.org, and tracking of recovery capital building;

  • Develop training modules on building recovery capital and maintaining recovery.

KyOD2A is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and began in September of 2023.

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Terry Bunn
Professor, Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention & Research Center
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859-257-4955
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tlbunn2@uky.edu

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Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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