Author Archives: Ben Keeton

New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

As students prepare to head back to school this month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds parents and caregivers to make sure children and teens are up-to-date on their vaccines. The Commonwealth’s vaccine requirements for school entry, which is modeled after Centers for Disease

Protect Our Dialysis Patients

Patients who suffer from kidney failure, or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), deserve the healthcare that they signed up for. However, some private insurance companies are resisting charitable donations as payment from dialysis patients, driving them off their current healthcare plans. As a social worker in Louisville, I have watched my patients struggle with the

Passport Health Plan Donates $25,000 to KY State Police to Help Troopers Fighting Opioid Crisis

Passport Health Plan recently presented the Kentucky State Police Foundation with a $25,000 grant which will be used to purchase fentanyl response kits that will help KSP troopers avoid contact with dangerous drugs. The kits include Tyvek suits, respirator masks, fentanyl protective gloves, safety glasses, and a portable gear bag. Grainger Inc. is supplying the gear,

Spencerian College and Sullivan University Merger Approved

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved the merger of Sullivan University, the Sullivan College of Technology and Design (SCTD) and Spencerian College into a single entity that will be now known as Sullivan University. The merger will be final on June 22. The current SCTD campus on Atkinson

Foundation Initiative to Help Medicaid Population Keep Health Coverage, Access to Substance Use Treatment

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky today announced that it will partner with the Bevin Administration to help Kentuckians maintain coverage under the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid waiver demonstration program. The Foundation has hired Veronica Judy Cecil to oversee the initiative. Ensuring that those with substance use disorders can obtain treatment and work toward long-term recovery

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