I’ve learned that with appropriate screening according to clinical guidelines, certain cancers, including breast, cervical, and colorectal, can have better chances for survival or even be prevented completely. “Awareness” isn’t some fluffy idea without true impact. It can save lives.
(Note: This guest piece was written by Ben Chandler, President and CEO, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky) A Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky community-driven children’s health initiative called “Investing in Kentucky’s Future” (IKF) strengthened cross-sector coalitions in seven Kentucky counties. The initiative also improved student eating habits, increased youth physical […]
(Note: This guest piece was written by Elizabeth Holtsclaw, MA, Health Systems Manager, State & Primary Care Systems, American Cancer Society) Remember in elementary school when one of the first assignments of the new school year was to write an essay titled: How I Spent My Summer? In the spirit […]
This May is Mental Health Month, and Mental Health America of Kentucky is expanding its focus from 2018 to raise awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health, through the theme #4Mind4Body.
The opioid crisis in Kentucky, and across the country, continues to be a hot topic in healthcare. For the second straight year, the Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum, convened by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, chose substance use (with a heavy emphasis on opioid use) as the […]
(Note: This guest post was written by Brenda Miles, retired Director of Benefits for Papa John’s International. Brenda is a business development consultant for the KHC Employer and Healthcare Purchaser Network.) The recent KY SHRM conference in Louisville was well worth the time invested. As a long-time HR and employee […]
(Note: This guest post was written by Lori Caloia, MD, medical director for Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness) The hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. To date, 392 cases have been identified, and there have been two deaths within Jefferson County. The […]
Louisville continues to work to control an outbreak of acute hepatitis A, which remains centered among the city’s homeless and those who use illicit drugs.
Minority Health Month, held each year in April, is a time to learn more about the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations and to raise awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. As an African-American female born with benign ethnic neutropenia, a […]