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Kentucky Prevention Resources
There are 14 Regional Prevention Centers (RPCs) throughout the state that work to build the capacity of local communities to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related problems, and behavioral health problems, among citizens of all ages. Find yours by searching by county at the above link.
Kentucky’s Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for the administration of state and federally funded mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services throughout the commonwealth. The KIP Survey is administered through the Division’s Prevention and Promotion Branch. The Prevention and Promotion Branch works in coordination with the RPCs to prevent substance use and misuse, prevent suicide, and promote mental health on a statewide level.
The Kentucky Center for School Safety staff provides training, resources, information and research on school safety issues such as bullying, substance use, and internet safety.
National Prevention Resources
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
The mission of NIDA is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.
Additional Kentucky Data
Kentucky’s Data Warehouse for Substance Abuse Prevention, supported by DBH’s Prevention and Promotion Branch, is an interactive data repository of more than 200 county-level indicators related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and behavioral health. The Data Warehouse allows users to produce custom charts, graphs, and maps.
The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), with support from CDC Prevention for States funding, manages the Drug Overdose Technical Assistance Core (DOTAC), which provides the most recent local data on drug overdose trends.
Additional National Data
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. The YRBSS includes national, state, territorial, tribal government, and local school-based surveys of representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides up-to-date information on tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, mental health and other health-related issues in the United States.