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Pharmacy Update: As many of you know the 340B program is going to be an issue of concern with Medicaid and in the upcoming state legislative session. I put together some bullet points below for the Association’s efforts to preserve the program in its current form. Read More
Kentucky Telehealth Summit School Health Workgroup. Many healthcare providers have expressed interest in school-based telehealth services. We are fortunate to have many people across the Commonwealth who have extensive telehealth experience, including health systems that have developed school-based telehealth initiatives. Read More
Report says diabetes increasing among Kentucky adults: Diabetes and prediabetes are on the rise in Kentucky. The prevalence of diabetes among Kentucky adults has increased from 6.5 percent – 240,000 adults – in 2000 to 12.9 percent – 442,480 adults – in 2017, according to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report. Read More
KY Youth Advocates releases 2019 report on kids education, health and economics. The Kentucky Youth Advocates, a lobbyist working for kids and families across the state of Kentucky, has released their 2019 Kids Count data book on Tuesday, which highlights multiple data points involving education, health, and economics across 120 counties. Read More
Mary E. Martin Diabetes Center of Excellence is First UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center Affiliate. The aim for Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center affiliates is to promote evidence-based approaches to diabetes as well as provide standardized methods to diabetes education. As an affiliate, the center in Hazard will have access to clinical research trials and to the clinical expertise of UK faculty in diabetes and endocrinology. Read More
Kentucky Cancer Consortium Partners. The Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) is pleased to provide you with the latest issue of “Wednesday’s Word”, a KCC communication resource relaying recent state and national cancer control articles, resources, events and tools to your “cyber-doorstep”. Read More
With the holiday season just ahead, it's more important than ever to get this year's flu shot. The state Department for Public Health is pushing Kentuckians to get their flu shots, since the holiday season is approaching. Read More
KY Health Department launches service to help teens stop vaping. The Kentucky Department for Public Health has launched a free service aimed at helping teens quit vaping, smoking, and using other tobacco products. Read More
Immunization Program: The Immunization Data and Surveillance Section within the Department for Public Health Immunization Branch is proud to announce the release of 2019 county level immunization rates by age and vaccine type in map format directly available on our website!  Rates are available for ages: 2, 5, 13, 17, and 65 years. Read More
Ky. has improved on several measures of children's health, but some counties continue to lag far behind and get worse. Almost one in four Kentuckians are children. Most have health insurance, fewer teenagers are getting pregnant, and fewer babies are being born at a low birth weight. Read More
Diagnosing the Rural COPD Patient: Ask About Symptoms, Use Spirometry. In rural America, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, claims a lot of lives. Recent data indicate that not only does COPD have almost double the prevalence rate in rural areas, but almost double the mortality rate when compared with large urban areas. Read More
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