Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Pfizer Inc. designates UofL first-of-its-kind Center of Excellence for epidemiological research of vaccine-preventable diseases

A new collaboration with Pfizer Inc. will enable the University of Louisville’s Division of Infectious Diseases to play a significant role in epidemiological research related to vaccine-preventable diseases affecting adults, including the elderly. UofL has been designated the first Center of Excellence by Pfizer Vaccines. “UofL’s Division of Infectious Diseases has a rich history of

SOS partners with hospitals to recover and redistribute surplus medical supplies

SOS, a Louisville-based global health organization, reached a major milestone in 2019 with the diversion of the 3,000,000th pound of medical surplus supplies from local landfills. SOS partners with hospitals and physicians to recover and redistribute surplus medical supplies and equipment that would otherwise be thrown away. Once processed and tested, the supplies are appropriately

Priorities for Physicians in 2020 – Public Health, Safety and Access to Care

The 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to kick off on Tuesday, January 7th. As with all even-numbered years, this session will last for 60 days and legislators will need to pass a two-year budget. While that certainly makes for a lot of ground to be covered, the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA)

Employers Key to Addressing Lung Cancer Disparity in Rural Kentucky

By Elizabeth Chapin Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among all Kentuckians. Male Kentuckians have higher rates than females, with a disproportionate number residing in rural and medically underserved parts of the state. According to a University of Kentucky study, worksite intervention may be key to connecting men in rural Kentucky with critical

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Program Offers Community Health Tuition

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CEHR) announced a grant to support the first-ever Students Striving Toward Better Health in Self and Community initiative, available to Perry County and Hazard Independent high school students. Students enrolling in the program will receive tuition-free education and training for the community health

Aetna Better Health of Kentucky Joins United Community

Unite Us announced that Aetna Better Health of Kentucky Insurance Company, a CVS Health company,has joined United Community, a coordinated network led by Metro United Way and powered by Unite Us. As part of this collaboration, Aetna Better Health of Kentucky will help grow the United Community network, adding community organizations and social services in the area that are already supporting