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UofL Trager Institute Shares Tips for National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

(Note: This guest blog post was written by Samantha Cotton, PhD, MSSW, GWEP Program Manager, ADRD Director, University of Louisville Trager Institute) June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and to honor this, our team at the University of Louisville Trager Institute would like to share some tips on maintaining brain health and wellness […]

Statement From the Officers, Executive Committee, and Staff of the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

The tragic and senseless killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and numerous others have punctuated the prominence of structural racism in the United States. Racism and prejudice are embedded into the culture, institutions, and policies of our society and have resulted in the repression, marginalization, and death of countless Black Americans. The Kentuckiana […]

The Link Between Patient Experience and Affordability: The Potential Power of Patients

(Note: This guest blog post was written by Barbra Rabson, President and CEO, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP). It originally was published on the MHQP website. Rabson will speak at the KHC Annual Conference, Humanizing Healthcare, on March 11.) I’ve spent the last two decades of my career dedicated to measuring and improving patient experience […]

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: The Unintended Consequences

(Note: This guest piece was written by Lori Earnshaw, MD FAAHPM HMDC, Senior Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Louisville Department of Medicine. All opinions are the author’s own.) Every day, I think about the patients I have seen in my practice of hospice and palliative care. You may be surprised […]

Children’s Seven-County Health Initiative Serves as Model for Entire State

(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 activity, trained teachers to support […]