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The KPCA Behavioral Health Training Academy is next Thursday and Friday in Lexington, KY. There are a lot of clinics that could benefit from this training, but you aren’t registered!
 
The first day, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will cover Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Health, and MAT in the Primary care setting. And the second day will cover Effective Delivery of MAT Services (Medications in support of Recovery) in the Primary Care Setting addressing both Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Disorders. Continuing education credit will be available. We will send out more information and the register link in the IPA notes that will come out this afternoon.
Please note: the last day to register is Tuesday, June 25th at 5 pm ET!
Online Sexual Violence Training for Community Health Workers. The Arizona Rural Women's Health Network offers a 4-hour course that provides an introduction to basic knowledge and skills useful in assisting and responding to victims of sexual violence. The online course includes self-paced modules, a workbook, and a simulated role-play scenario. READ MORE 
Ky. 34th in the overall well-being of children in Kids Count; best rank is in health, worst is in 'family and community,' cause of many ills. The 30th annual Kids Count Data Book on children's well-being, released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranks Kentucky 34th in the overall well-being of its children, where it has hovered since 2012. READ MORE
Healthy eating for older adults. Eating right can help keep your body and mind healthy and extend your quality of life. But some older Americans may face barriers to getting enough nutrients or calories. READ MORE
National HIV Testing Day is June 27th. On this annual observance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get into treatment right away if they have HIV. The theme is #DoingItMyWay, a call to action for people to get tested in a way they feel comfortable in a health care setting, or even at home. READ MORE 
These new health laws take effect in Kentucky soon. Here’s what you need to know. These new health-related laws, along with most of the nearly 200 others passed by lawmakers during the 2019 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, will take effect June 27, or 90 days after the session adjourned. READ MORE 
The Rural Health Clinics Modernization Act (H.R. 2788, S. 1037) The National Association of Rural Health Clinics is lobbying for a piece of legislation called the Rural Health Clinics Modernization Act (H.R. 2788, S. 1037). It has a realistic chance of getting passed later this year, but only if our community can show Congress that this is something worthy of their attention. READ MORE 
Cost-Sharing as a Barrier to Accessing Care at FQHCs and RHCs for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries. Cost is often a significant barrier to accessing care for the rural Medicare population, so having a better understanding of the variations in cost-sharing at various types of safety-net facilities is important. READ MORE
Celebrating Members and The Benefits of NACHC Membership. You could win a $100 Amex gift card by sharing a little about your health center's story. Simply share or post photos from your health center’s past using #NACHCMembership READ MORE
'Behind the Blue': Researchers Study Rural Ambulance Services, Health Care Access. When hospitals close we can assume that those who live near them will presumably have less access to medical care because they will have to travel farther for health care services. Since 2009, five rural hospitals in Kentucky have closed, and many more are at risk of following suit. READ MORE 
 
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