(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 […]
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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 […]
(Note: This guest blog post was written by Larry Benz, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, President and CEO of Confluent Health. Benz will speak at the KHC Pain Symposium, Moving Upstream of the Opioid Epidemic, on April 22.) At the KHC Pain Symposium next week, I’ll be presenting to employers who are working to understand […]
(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 […]
December 1 was World AIDS Day. Louisville’s Syringe Exchange program is preventing the spread of HIV and other blood-borne diseases in while pointing program participants toward recovery.
(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 […]
The 2019 theme for National Diabetes Month is “Take Diabetes to Heart.”
(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 […]
(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 of the back-to-school season and […]
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.