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Aunt Bertha’s mission is to make human service program information more accessible to those in need in order to help more people reach self-sufficiency. Aunt Bertha picks up where Uncle Sam leaves off by making it easy to find food, health, housing and education programs based on need. By organizing the world’s human service program information, people can easily find out which programs they qualify for in a matter of seconds. Aunt Bertha also helps human service organizations administer programs better by offering easy-to-use web-based case management software.
Medication Adherence Tip of the Week-Prescribe the fewest drugs and doses possible. Medication adherence decreases as the number of doses per day increases, so use the fewest number of medications possible at the lowest frequency.
Pharmacy Update-Flu Season Off to Early Start. The flu season is officially underway, according to the CDC, which reported the virus in 1.7 million individuals—16,000 who have been hospitalized and 900 who have died from influenza. The most influenza activity is concentrated in the southern part of the United States so far this season. The CDC also reports heightened activity of the B strain of the influenza virus. Typically, this strain of the virus doesn’t show up until around March or April. Remind your patients to get vaccinated.
6.2 million youth now using tobacco: 84% using E-Cigs:  Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 6.2 million middle and high school students are using tobacco products, and that 5.3 million of them (85 percent) are using e-cigarettes, or "vapes." Read More
Sunday, Dec. 15, is the deadline to sign up for federally subsidized health insurance. Time is running out to sign up for federally subsidized health insurance for 2020. The deadline for enrollment on is Sunday, Dec. 15, and fewer Kentuckians have enrolled than at this time last year. Read More
340B Savings linked to improved patient health outcomes. Hospitals across the U.S. are using savings from the 340B drug discount program to improve health outcomes for patients living with chronic conditions and reduce overall costs. Read More
Four Ways that Kentucky Healthcare Organizations Can Improve Physician Recruitment ROI.  With the ongoing physician shortage creating extreme competition for the recruitment of physicians across specialties, it’s more important than ever that healthcare administrators and recruiters fully understand their recruitment costs and the impact time-to-fill has on revenue. Read More 
Kentucky’s diabetes problem continues to worsen; rate now at nearly 13%, seventh highest in the nation. The number of adults with diabetes and pre-diabetes in Kentucky continues to rise, according to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report. Read More 
Hepatitis A numbers down in Kentucky; health officials still urge vaccination. Health officials attribute a few things to the decline in cases across the state. They say awareness and vaccinations were certainly a big part of it. Read More
Collaborative Learning Opportunities. The spirit of learning and collaboration is the spark that can ignite powerful change. To help you adopt a
patient-centered care model and fulfill participation requirements under Enhanced Personal Health Care, there is  wide range of learning opportunities that are designed to inform, inspire and support you. Read More 
Answers to Kentucky’s Youth Vaping Epidemic: A rally for laws to protect youth from tobacco! Join for a rally to support laws that will reduce e-cigarette and vape use by adolescents and teens in Kentucky. Read More
Rep. Kim Moser Pre-Files Legislation to Create  Kentucky Mental Health First Aid Training Program. Proper training is critical to safely and effectively care for someone experiencing a mental health crisis. That is why State Representative Kim Moser of Taylor Mill has pre-filed legislation that would create the Kentucky Mental Health First Aid Training Program to enable local officials and community members to receive training to best address the needs of someone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Read More 
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