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UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health releases research report on COVID-19 stakeholder experiences in Kentucky

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) have released COVID-19 Stakeholder Experiences in Kentucky, a report that details the findings of surveys taken by more than 900 healthcare providers, school leaders, community health workers and their clients, and community members in Kentucky during the summer and fall of

March of Dimes and Anthem Foundation Tackle Inequity in Maternal Healthcare in Kentucky

 March of Dimes, the leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies, and longtime partner,  Anthem Foundation, are working together to tackle America’s maternal and infant health crisis. As both organizations continue to address health inequity across the country, the partnership in Kentucky aims to address the racial disparities and social determinants of health that

Peer review privilege in Kentucky: A revolution in public policy

By Ed Monarch and Kyle Virgin Peer review information and communications are privileged in Kentucky, but only through a relatively recent enactment, and after a complicated legal history. KRS 311.377 grants broad privilege protections to peer review proceedings and documentation in medical malpractice cases.  As effective on July 14, 2018, this statute extended privilege and

GLMS Foundation encourages Kentuckians to get COVID-19 vaccine in video PSAs

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, the Greater Louisville Medical Society (GLMS) Foundation is launching a public health campaign encouraging community members to get the vaccine once they are eligible. The campaign encourages all residents, with a focus on Black, Spanish-speaking and elderly Kentuckians, to learn more about the vaccine and includes two

UK, partners break ground on new Coldstream Research Lab

By Jenny Wells-Hosley  Representatives from the University of Kentucky, the Woodbury Corporation and state and local officials broke ground on what will soon become a home for early stage, high-tech companies from across Kentucky. The new $15 million development on UK’s Coldstream Research Campus will offer these early stage companies office and laboratory space in an environment where

Universal Medical Supply offers American made PPE

By Sally McMahon Universal Medical Supply (UMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Made In America Supply, founded in 2020 and based in Louisville, Kentucky, announced the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), 3-ply and N95 style protective masks, made in America utilizing domestic supplies to assure the highest quality products. The UMS facility, located in