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Healthcare Fellows discuss community projects

Healthcare Fellows discuss community projects

By Sally McMahon The Healthcare Fellows is a formal executive education program focused on the many business sectors in Louisville’s vast healthcare ecosystem. Each year professionals are selected to participate in the 10-month program with sessions led by community leaders, academics, elected officials, organizational experts, researchers and entrepreneurs. Fellows are tasked with completing a group

SCS expands treatment in Bullitt County and beyond

By Shannon White Seven Counties Services Inc. (SCS) has just been awarded a $4 million-dollar Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to strengthen and expand its clinic in Bullitt County. CCBHCs are a federally defined type of behavioral health clinic designed to expand access

Distance learning addresses lack of primary healthcare providers in rural Ky.

By James Kelsey During the COVID-19 pandemic, limitations have been a common story line. Healthcare professionals have dealt with limited supplies of personal protective equipment, limited space in which to house and care for patients, insufficient testing supplies and limited workforce. Limitations in healthcare are not new to rural southeastern Kentucky, where most counties are

Apprenticeship program provides career opportunities in health sector

By Sally McMahon Investments in the rural workforce can lead to improvements in the economic stability of communities. Investing in educating and training the rural healthcare workforce is a particularly important strategy. One such investment is the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) youth pre-apprenticeship program. This program is a partnership between the Kentucky

KORH to administer nearly $4 million in federal funds

By Sally McMahon The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) received nearly $4 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to support 46 of the commonwealth’s rural hospitals as they work to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funds, which are part

UK working to reduce opioid-related deaths in Kentucky

By Sally McMahon The University of Kentucky’s (UK) Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (known as CDAR) conducts research on numerous aspects of substance abuse and related behavior, including intimate violence, criminal justice settings and characteristics of rural substance use. CDAR has a history of providing training on evidence-based treatment, intervention and prevention approaches, as