Current Issue articles

Equality vs. equity in healthcare outcomes

Equality vs. equity in healthcare outcomes

By Karen Krigger, MD Healthcare quality is often quantifiably measured by health outcomes. Multiple studies support consensus the USA spends more per person than any comparable nation with the worse healthcare outcomes, including life span. The accounting of this discrepancy among comparable nations can be attributable to unrecognized health inequalities driven by recognized, but unattended,

Norton Healthcare making strides to address health equity

Last summer, Russell Cox, president and CEO, Norton Healthcare, outlined five imperatives to address health and racial inequalities. They included: Establishing the Institute for Health Equity, a part of Norton Healthcare Ensuring access to primary care for everyone Committing to mirror our community within the Norton Healthcare leadership team Providing education and advocacy on health

Early intervention and treatment that keeps families together

By Jennifer Hancock At Volunteers of America (VOA), we often call Freedom House, where we help pregnant and parenting women overcome substance use disorder, “a two-generation solution.” An outcome-oriented solution that helps moms beat the disease of substance use disorder, builds stable and safe homes for their children and unites families has never been more

HEN aims to help grow the health-related community with strategic partners

By Sally McMahon The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted Louisville’s economic system, including our region’s healthcare sector. Our companies, organizations and institutions have faced many challenges since the pandemic began, but they are also finding ways to succeed in the new normal. The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) lead a discussion with Louisville’s leading economic development partners

UofL to launch healthcare cybersecurity curriculum

By Betty Coffman The University of Louisville will develop a curriculum to increase cybersecurity talent specifically focused on healthcare thanks to a $6 million in funding from the National Security Agency (NSA). The pilot phase of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate initially will provide the training for 200 first responders and military veterans in accordance with