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UofL report shows COVID-19 hospitalizations plateau

By Julie Heflin More precise data has informed a second modeling study produced by the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness (LMPHW). The updated projections show both a slight decrease in death rates and a significant decrease in hospitalizations by

UK research team has work highlighted in AAAS’ Science Journal

By Mallory Olson A group of University of Kentucky professors and scientists efforts to identify possible direct therapeutic approaches to treat COVID-19 was published in the Perspectives section of the most recent issue of Science, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). “Rapid repurposing of drugs for COVID-19,” is authored by Kip

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

SOS redirects medical supplies to fight COVID-19

SOS, a Louisville-based global health organization, has redirected all available medical supplies to local organizations, first responders, and healthcare facilities in the fight against COVID-19. So far, SOS has prepared and donated over $1,000,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to help local organizations fight COVID-19. This included personal protection items such as face masks,

Greater Louisville Inc. forms COVID-19 task force

Greater Louisville Inc. has organized a task force to help the business community with post COVID-19 renewal efforts. Initial goals of the Renewal Task Force are: Provide high-level guidance and insight on business response efforts. Identify any areas of need in the community that have not already been addressed and organize partners for action. Advocate

OCR eases HIPAA burdens for telehealth

By: Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Jennifer Henry Jackson In response to the unprecedented public health emergency presented by COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, issued a notification of enforcement discretion for telehealth remote communications effective immediately. The

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