Epidemiology Seminar Series - April Young

Oct 17, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019


April Young PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Epidemiology
UK College of Public Health


In August 2017, through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission, the CARE2HOPE project became one of eight sites in the U.S. that were funded as part of the National Rural Opioid Initiative. In total, over $5.4 million has been awarded for CARE2HOPE to the University of Kentucky and partnering institutions with the goal of helping Kentucky communities build public health interventions that will reduce substance use and related harms. Dr. Young leads CARE2HOPE with co-Principal Investigator Dr. Hannah Cooper from Emory University. The project is partnering with communities to address the substance use epidemic in 12 rural Eastern Kentucky counties that are at the epicenter of the intertwined national crises of injection drug use, overdose, hepatitis C, and to imminent HIV outbreaks.