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Meeting behavioral health needs in rural Kentucky

Meeting behavioral health needs in rural Kentucky

By Natalie Pope Rural areas in the United States face a shortage of behavioral health practitioners. As CNN recently reported, a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that 47-percent of non-metropolitan counties don’t have access to a psychologist. The shortage extends to psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and a cadre of behavioral health

Rural Health Roundup

U of L To Participate In New Four-State Study On Rural Health Outcomes A new study hopes to help researchers understand what causes high rates of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders (HLBS) in rural Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Dubbed the Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal (RURAL) study, Stephanie Boone, PhD, assistant professor, University

Programs to expand mental, oral health services for eastern Kentucky residents

By Tiffany Murray Kentucky has historically ranked in the lowest 10 percent of the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings. The Foundation has tracked the many barriers to good health confronting Kentuckians, along with residents of other states, for nearly 30 years. From the Foundation’s perspective, perhaps the brightest ray of light comes from the

Kentucky Homeplace celebrates 25 years

By Kristi Willett Since its inception in 1994, Kentucky Homeplace has linked thousands of rural Kentuckians with medical, social and environmental services they otherwise might have done without. To mark the program’s 25th anniversary, a celebration is set for May 16 at the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CEHR) in Hazard.

Remembering Wayne Estopinal

This month we take a moment to reflect on one of the thought leaders in the architecture community, Wayne Estopinal, who we tragically lost in an airplane accident late last year.  As you can see in our tribute, Wayne’s impact can be felt across the commonwealth as well as the healthcare sector throughout the United

Healthcare facilities construction contracts

By: Rebecca M.W. Sherman and Megan K. George The demand for cutting-edge healthcare facilities, while varied by community, tends to rise or remain consistent despite changes in the economy and the availability of the significant capital necessitated by such projects. This creates a unique challenge in both the medical and construction industries. There are many

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