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Syringe Services Programs
Syringe services programs (SSPs) are community-based prevention programs that can provide a range of services, including linkage to substance use disorder treatment; access to and disposal of sterile syringes and injection equipment; and vaccination, testing, and linkage to care and treatment for infectious diseases.
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Valerie Horn of Whitesburg is the latest Healthy Ky. Policy Champion, for increasing access to healthy foods in Letcher County
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named Valerie Horn, a retired school counselor from Whitesburg who helps low-income residents in Letcher County gain access to healthier foods, as the latest Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion. READ MORE
Foundation says its 6-year, 7-county effort to help communities tackle health issues can be a model for the rest of the state
If more Kentucky communities tackled their health issues as communities, the overall health of the state could be improved. That's one lesson of a six-year program that the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky recently completed in seven counties. READ MORE 
House Bill 342
The General Assembly passed HB 342 that will require all prescriptions for controlled substances to be electronically prescribed starting January 1, 2021.  The legislation closely follows federal law adopted in the summer of 2018 that will require e-prescribing of all controlled substances for Medicare D prescriptions.  Both the federal law and new Kentucky law contain a waiver process for prescribers without access to reliable internet or for other reasons limiting their ability to consistently issue e-prescriptions.  One deviation from the federal law, however, is that the Kentucky law contains an exemption for compound controlled-substance prescriptions. READ MORE
Data Security and Quality Standards for Remote Interpretation Providers
Providing quality healthcare requires interacting with patients’ private information. Hospitals and health systems must take active measures to make sure that data stays secure—and to vet potential vendors to make sure they do the same. READ MORE 

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Why do rural southerners live shorter and less-healthy lives?
Residents of rural communities in the Southern United States live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the country, and scientists want to understand why. READ MORE
Data Breach
LabCorp announced that it has been notified by Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. d/b/a American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) about unauthorized activity on AMCA’s web payment page. AMCA is an external collection agency that was used by LabCorp and other companies. LabCorp referred patient balances to AMCA when our direct collection efforts were unsuccessful. AMCA’s affected system contained information provided by LabCorp and patients. READ MORE
House Leaders Shift Focus to Health Centers and Primary Care
As a deadline looms, House legislators have turned their attention towards an extension of critical funding for Community Health Centers, the National Health Service Corps, and Teaching Health Center program. READ MORE 
2019 Uniform Data System Manual Now Available
The 2019 Uniform Data System (UDS) Manual serves as a comprehensive guide for health centers to understand UDS reporting requirements. It includes an overview of the UDS, instructions for completing each of the data tables, and information on how to submit the data through HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). READ MORE
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