College of Public Health students graduating
Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center

The Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center (KAPHTC) has been featured twice in the Murray Ledger & Times for its work with the Murray-Calloway County Wellness Consortium to identify health priorities through a comprehensive Community Health Assessment.

On Friday, July 26th, 2013 over 180 employees with the Barren River District Health Department participated in an Emergenetics training hosted by the University of Kentucky, College of Public Health’s Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center (KAPHTC).

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Creating jobs and making neighborhoods safer are keys to improving the health of people living in Fayette County. 

Jay Swacker talks about his practicum experience at the White House Clinics (WHC).

The Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center (KAPHTC) organized a learning collaborative for accreditation coordinators through which training and roundtable discussions were held on topics of accreditation readiness. From this collaborative, a need for site-specific technical assistance with community health assessments and the...

Jay Swacker, a student in the Masters of Hospital Administration program at the University of Kentucky, is currently employed full-time in the University of Kentucky's Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research.  Jay has already earned...

Leadership Well Spring

We don’t often associate the word QUIT with leadership however; ceasing to do something that is not in keeping with our personal vision, mission, or ethics is a powerful leadership attribute. On Feb. 5th, CVS/Caremark announced that it will end the sale of tobacco products in its more than 7600...
It is MLK Day and each year I choose to participate in the “MLK Day of Service” in recognition of the vision of Dr. King. One of my favorite service projects is working with the various community garden projects when the weather is warmer so I spent time today packaging saved seeds for those...
Leaders learn the need for OPTIMISM.  Cynicism and pessimism occasionally serve a purpose but optimism is key for long-term results. I recently saw a post on a parenting blog about optimistic and pessimistic children that reminded me of a story I used to tell in management training. It is the story...