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Take your career to the next level. Practice in a community where you're greatly needed. Attend the next Virtual Job Fair. Explore loan repayment opportunities as well.HRSA Virtual Job Fairs are free online recruitment events that connect students and clinicians with health care delivery organizations. During the fair, you will learn about available training and employment opportunities across the country, benefits packages offered, and general information about patient populations. Read More
Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program Deadline Approaching. Applications are still being accepted for the Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program (KSLRP). Read More
Implementing Security into Your Practice – Cybersecurity Toolkit. Now more than ever, employees are the greatest cybersecurity vulnerability your practice faces. Through social engineering, phishing, hacking and more, bad actors are winning and hacking your sensitive data. Read More
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Effective Communication and Consistency in Increasing Rural Vaccination Rates. About 97% of Pelican Pediatrics patients are insured through Medicaid. “We are in a rural area where there is a lot of poverty. Jobs are hard to come by and many parents lack sufficient education and resources,” Brasher said. “Sometimes wellness checkups fall pretty low on families’ list of priorities when there are issues like food security. Read More 
FY19 Oral Health Infrastructure Awards. Congrats to six Kentucky Health Centers - Big Sandy Health Care, Inc., HealthFirst Bluegrass, HealthPoint Family Care, Family Medical Centers, Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center and Community Medical Clinic - on claiming $1,726,345 worth of awards to help expand the access to oral health care. Read More
National Substance Use Warmline. Clinically supported advice on substance use management for healthcare providers Peer-to-peer consultation from physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses with special expertise in substance use evaluation and management. Read More 
Ky. has one of 5 highest death rates in U.S.; UK public-health dean calls it most 'comprehensive, inclusive' measure of health. Kentucky is one of the top five states for the highest death rates, according to a new study that compared mortality patterns between the five states with the highest and lowest death rates. Read More
Western Kentucky Regional Education Day - Addiction & Substance Abuse: Communities at a Crossroad. Join KRHA for a community discussion around substance abuse, addiction, and prescription drugs. Read More 

UK HealthCare CECentral has launched a free, online continuing education program that may be of interest to primary care providers throughout the state. The program, Optimizing Disease Management (ODM) A Vision for Diabetic Eye Screening, focuses on early detection of diabetic retinopathy through screening in the primary care setting. The 2-part series includes an informational didactic activity and an interactive patient huddle. Read More

A closer look at infant mortality in two of the most impoverished U.S. regions. In the study published Wednesday, they looked at the characteristics of mothers of the nearly 400,000 babies born in 2017 in the Delta and Appalachia regions and how their children fared. They found that women in the Delta were most likely to be teenagers, unmarried and not have a college degree. Read More 
Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment ECHO Clinicians are cordially invited to participate in the Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment ECHO® funded by the Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning (RCORP) grant from HRSA. Read More 
State offers a new website that links to addiction and recovery resources, including treatment and stories of hope. Kentucky state government has a new, user-friendly website called "Hope and Help" that brings addiction and recovery supports into one place to help Kentuckians struggling with addiction. Read More 
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