What's Behind The Spike In Overdose Deaths In Kentucky?

May 5, 2021

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) recently hosted a virtual discussion of trends and patterns in drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2020. The Kentucky Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) Community Summit had a special emphasis on the types of drugs involved in overdose deaths and the age groups that experienced the greatest increase in deaths. This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we go behind the numbers with Meghan Steel, a staff epidemiologist with KIPRIC.

  

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KIPRC is a unique partnership between the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health. KIPRC serves both as an academic injury prevention research center and as a bona fide agent of DPH for statewide injury prevention and control.

Meghan Steel is a staff epidemiologist with the Kentucky Injury Prevention Research Center (KIPRIC)
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