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Six companies pitch at Aging Innovation Global Healthcare Summit

Six companies pitch at Aging Innovation Global Healthcare Summit

The global COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the older adult population the hardest, not only from a risk and mortality perspective, but also in the way it is exacerbating isolation and loneliness due to social distancing.  The Global Innovation Search, co-hosted virtually in September by Aging2.0 and The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC), provided an opportunity for innovators

Social isolation and aging

By Anna Faul, PhD Loneliness and isolation under social adults have been a public health crisis even before COVID-19 hit American society in March of 2020. Data from 2019 suggests that one in every three older adults experienced loneliness and/or social isolation before COVID-19. Those most at risk were older adults living alone, those living

Outsourced solutions provide stability in a crazy world

By Justin Hubbard The COVID-19 crisis of 2020 has impacted all industries. However, few industries have been impacted as severely as the healthcare industry. Consider the following situations that have impacted many healthcare organizations: Emergency rooms furloughed employees due to low census levels, in the middle of a pandemic. Thousands, if not millions, of elective

Healthcare business community adopts strategic plan

By Ben Keeton The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Board of Directors, which includes over 50 of our region’s leaders from key health-related organizations, developed a new strategic plan. The intent of the plan is to help guide the organization’s mission to champion and foster the growth of the region’s health-related economy and to identify opportunities

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