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Louisville launches free program to teach technology skills

A new program, called the COVID-19 Reskilling Initiative, will expand the number of qualified tech workers in Louisville while helping those impacted by the COVID-19 economic disruptions. The program, launched by the Future of Work Initiative powered by Microsoft, encourages residents to access free, self-paced online data skills training. The launch of the catalogue of free resources

Healthcare Fellows kicks off opening session

The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Fellows cohort kicked off their opening session in February with a presentation on leadership from HEN Board Chair, David Henley. The Healthcare Fellows is a formal executive education program focused solely on the widely ranging business sectors of healthcare. Healthcare Fellows meet once a month for ten months with 17 leaders from

Passport Health Plan West Louisville Health & Well-Being Campus update

Passport Health Plan, a Medicaid plan serving approximately 300,000 members across the commonwealth of Kentucky, announced progress toward finalizing a developer for its Health & Well-Being Campus and its plan to launch a Medicaid Innovation Hub as part of the project. Several Developers Submit Proposals Passport completed the first stage of its two-part developer selection

UK Family and Community Medicine receive national award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Primary Care Training Enhancement (PCTE) grant team was recently selected to receive the Outstanding Educational Program Award by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). This award honors an innovative program, department or academic institution for their involvement in advancing undergraduate or graduate medical

UK launches first online social work program in state

The College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky is launching an online Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program to address the critical shortage of social workers across the country, as well as in Kentucky. A recent study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found a 16 percent increase in the need for social workers nationwide since 2016. Social

Healthcare CEOs announce opening of Corporate Innovation Center

The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) announced the opening of the LHCC Corporate Innovation Center. This collaborative space located on E. Jefferson Street in downtown Louisville is uniquely positioned to serve as a hub for the emerging innovation district in NuLu. Both Mayor Fischer and the LHCC member companies share a vision of connecting corporations,