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- Value-Based Care & the Medicare Patient Population:  Completing, Documenting, and Receiving Quality Credit for  the Care of Older Adults (COA) Quality Measures: This interactive webinar presentation and question/answer session will explore the completion, documentation, and quality credit for the Care of Older Adults (COA) Quality Measures in practice.
 
Learn How to Assess Your Health Center's Market Needs. This session will review techniques for determining the size and location of the low-income, uninsured and under-served population, estimate the level of unmet need, and translate this information into workforce needs and a preliminary capital project budget. We will also take a broader view in determining community gaps within a service area with respect to the Social Determinants of Health, identifying community assets that support health and wellness. Read More 
Bridging The Gap In Rural Health Access. Nearly 78 million people live in the 7,500-plus areas designated as primary care health professional shortage areas by the Department of Health and Human Services (as of November 2019). Approximately 65 percent of these shortage areas are in rural parts of the country. Read More
Tobacco Use Reduction in Kentucky. Throughout much of its 18-year history, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has funded policy advocacy work through operating grants to organizations working in such areas as tobacco-use reduction, obesity prevention, and health care access. Read More
Medicaid program that pays employer-sponsored insurance premiums for employees has a new application process. A program that will pay the premiums of working Medicaid members who have access to insurance through their employers has a "new and improved" application process. Read More
The Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) is pleased to provide you with the latest resources relaying recent state and national cancer control articles, resources, events and tools. Read More
FindTreatment.gov Launches to Help More Americans Find Treatment for Substance Use Disorders. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness. Read More
Payer-Provider Partnership, Data Management Promote Population Health. Strong payer-provider partnerships allow for improved data management that fuels population health and enables success in value-based care models. Read More
Kentucky universities receive $4 million grant to create hub for health care innovations. Students and faculty at Kentucky's public universities are constantly working on health care innovations that often have the ability to extend or save a person's life. But often, entrepreneurs behind the advancements lack the funding they need to bring their products to market Read More 
 
National Rural Health Day, November 21, 2019. In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day (NRHD) as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations occurring in rural communities to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services. In the past eight years, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has planned, hosted, and participated in this annual event. Read More
Rural county members talk 2020 census at RAC.  Although the census is carried out by the federal government, counties are critical partners in making sure every citizen is counted. In rural counties, where roughly 70 percent of the hard-to-count population lives, that is particularly true. Convincing as many of them as a possible to participate in the census is necessary for counties to maximize their share of federal funding and congressional representation. Read More

Kentucky Antibiotic Awareness (KAA) is a campaign to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use across the state of Kentucky.  KAA encourages healthcare professionals and community members to utilize the educational resources provided here. Read More

Kentucky and Ohio researchers get $5.7 million grant to improve Appalachian colorectal cancer screening and follow-up care rates. Researchers in Kentucky and Ohio have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to increase colororectal cancer screenings and follow-up care among under-served people in Appalachia. Read More
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