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KSPAN is a network of public and private organizations, and individuals, dedicated to promoting safety and preventing injuries throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The next quarterly KSPAN meeting date will be held in March of 2016.
(KACo) 400 Englewood Drive Frankfort, KY 40601. Please be sure to go to the end of Englewood Drive and follow the signs to park in the Training Parking Area. You will enter through the basement to access the training facility.
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Kentucky’s age-adjusted injury mortality rate decreased by 7% in 2013 compared to 2012 (from 81.8 to 76.0 per 100,000 population). Declines in mortality rates for motor vehicle traffic crashes and poisoning largely account for this change.
The injury morbidity rate in Kentucky, as measured by hospital discharges, has been gradually but steadily declining in recent years. In 2013 there was a particularly large decline, with the ageadjusted rate of injury-related hospital discharges per 100,000 population decreasing by 8.9% from 554.9 in 2012 to 505.4 in 2013. This decline was driven by reductions in the age-adjusted rates of hospitalizations for drug overdose-, motor vehicle traffic-, and fall-related injuries.
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"During 2013, a TBI was sustained by 34,041 people in Kentucky.
Among those injured, 844 (18.5 per 100,000) died where TBI was
reported as a cause of death on the death certificate, another 3,098
(67.3 per 100,000), were hospitalized with a TBI, and an additional
30,099 (700.4 per 100,000) were treated and released from
emergency departments with a TBI."
"In 2013, 52 Kentucky children ages birth to 5 years lost their lives as the result of an unintentional or intentional injury."
"Drug overdose deaths are acute poisoning deaths due to prescription or illicit drugs. Drug poisoning deaths among Kentucky residents increased fourfold since 2000, surpassing motor vehicle traffic collision (MVTC)-related deaths in 2008."
Summary: "drug-related hospitalization and ED charges in Kentucky grew considerably between 2009 and 2013. Most of this increase is related to opiates. Primary payers for these charges are most often Medicare, Medicaid, or self-pay. On a per capita basis, hospitalization and ED charges are highest in eastern Kentucky and Jefferson County, but appear to be rising elsewhere, especially in central and northern Kentucky."
In 2013, there were 1,019 Kentucky resident drug overdose deaths. This is a 9% decrease from the 1,078 drug overdose deaths registered in 2012. For the first time in six years, the drug overdose deaths in the state showed a decline. However, In 2013, Kentucky still had the 2nd highest age-adjusted drug overdose death rate in the United States, 23.7 deaths per 100,000 population. The corresponding U.S. rate was 13.8/100,000.
Kentucky’s age-adjusted injury morality rate increased 7.5% in 2012 compared to 2011 (from 76.1 to 81.8 per 100,000 population). This continues a trend of increasing injury mortality that began in 2010 and has been driven largely by increases in accidental drug overdose and suicide. This increase follows a period ..... READ MORE
Poisoning is the leading cause of injury deaths in Kentucky, and drugs contributed to more than 9 out of 10 poisoning deaths. Drug poisoning deaths, also called overdoses, increased four times since 2000, surpassing motor vehicle traffic collision (MVTC)-related deaths in 2008 (Figure 1). In 2013, the Kentucky resident age-adjusted death rate was ...... READ MORE
During 2012, a TBI was sustained by 34,219 people in Kentucky. Among those injured, 882 (20.1 per 100,000) died where TBI was reported as a cause of death on the death certificate alone or in combination with other injuries or conditions .... READ MORE
Injury is the leading cause of death in children. In 2012, 68 Kentucky children ages birth to 5 years lost their lives as the result of an unintentional or intentional injury.This represents an age-specific mortality rate of ...... READ MORE
The body of this report summarizes data on trauma* patients cared for during 2013 at Kentucky trauma centers, both those officially verified by the state and those in applicant status, and reported to the Kentucky Trauma Registry as of July 31, 2014. ....... READ MORE
Presentations and materials from the 4th quarterly KSPAN meeting on December 4th, 2014 may be downloaded from the links provided below:
Presentations and materials from the 3rd quarterly KSPAN meeting on September 26, 2014 may be downloaded from the links provided below:
Previous Presentations and Minutes from the KSPAN meetings are now available for download from our website www.safekentucky.org
In conjunction with CDC’s October Vital Signs on Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries and Costs, CDC released a new interactive calculator, called the Motor Vehicle PICCS (Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States). This tool will help state decision makers prioritize and select from a suite of 12 effective motor vehicle injury prevention interventions. It is designed to calculate the expected number of injuries prevented and lives saved at the state level, as well as the costs of implementation, while taking into account the state’s available resources. A fact sheet for each intervention and a final report with methodologies and cost-effectiveness analyses are included. The Motor Vehicle PICCS is available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/calculator.
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June issue of Health Communication Science Digest
The June issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available at http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ScienceDigest/index.html
In the Digest this month several authors report research on new media in health communication. Some look at the role of social media in health campaign effectiveness (Avery & Lariscy; Friedman, et al.), others examine emerging uses of Facebook and Twitter in public health (Arcia, Ki & Nekmat; Lachlan, et al.; Rudat, et al.), and one paper details how audience feedback via new media alters organizational behavior (Lee, et al.). Evidence that health messaging impacts audience perceptions where delivered via new media (Paek, et al.; Saguy, et al.; Stavrositu & Kim) or multiple channels (Agaku & Ayo-Yusuf; Jensen, et al.) is also outlined. The use of fear appeals in health message design (Panic, et al.; Popova), health literacy (Chen & Feeley; Rubin, et al.; Verkissen, et al.), and social marketing strategies (Evans, et al.; Pringle, et al.) are the focus of several papers. And, the role of interpersonal communication in health campaign effectiveness is discussed by others (Hendricks, et al.; Kim).
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FRANKFORT, KY (June 20, 2014) – The state’s maternal and child health leaders are working together to address the rising number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the condition caused by exposure to narcotics during pregnancy. The initiative, the Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative, brings together representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Perinatal Association and the March of Dimes, among others.
While much good work is already being done in Kentucky, the member organizations of KSPAN believe that the risk of exposure to injury and violence in our communities can be significantly reduced through strategic planning and partnerships among these many organizations. The mission of KSPAN is to increase capacity and improve effectiveness of safety and injury prevention efforts by promoting greater coordination and alignment of resources throughout the state.
Kentucky's Violence & Injury Prevention 2013 Plan provides objectives and strategies for strengthening the public health response to injuries and violence.
KENTUCKY VIOLENCE & INJURY PREVENTION PLAN 2013
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We encourage organizations with an interest in injury and violence prevention to join KSPAN. We currently have over 100 organizations represented within KSPAN and hope that your organization will consider joining KSPAN. There is no cost for joining KSPAN.
To view our KSPAN by-laws please click HERE.
For an organization to formally join KSPAN please click HERE to download the form.
This form should be filled out and sent to:
Kentucky Injury Prevention & Research Center
333 Waller Avenue, STE 242
Lexington KY 40504-2915