No one can predict what will happen in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Because we see these changes as stretching well into the future, the Rockefeller Institute of the State University of New York and the Fels Institute of Government of the University of Pennsylvania are co-sponsoring a new national network of researchers in 29 states to study the implementation and evolution of the ACA.
Lorie Wayne Chesnut, DrPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky, College of Public Health, has received a three-year, $465,000 contract as part of a larger $5.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will establish the national Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Workforce Development Center to be located at the University of North Carolina.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) Health Administration Section has selected Rachel A. Hogg, a graduate research assistant at the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research (PHSSR) and Practice Based Research Networks (PBRNs) at the University Of Kentucky College of Public Health, as the recipient of the Outstanding Student Abstract Award for 2013.
Dr. Angela Carman, Dr. Douglas Scutchfield and Cynthia Lamberth identify commonality of community-driven strategic health issues selected for intervention in KY with a goal of improved community health.
The goal of the community health assessment and community health improvement planning is to harness the power and passion of community partners toward increased knowledge of the needs of our communities and promotion of organized approaches to interventions designed to address those needs.
Low-income communities experience the greatest health gains from public health funding, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.
Useful and informative work safety videos are one click away on the new YouTube channel, “U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers,” www.youtube.com/USagCenters. The channel is a joint project of 10 research, education and prevention centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), including the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention at the University of Kentucky.
Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH, Dean at the University of Kentucky College Of Public Health, has been selected to serve as President of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for a fifth term.
Lexington, KY is home to one of the country's oldest and most robust lifelong-learning programs; locals age 65 and older can sit in on university classes, sans tuition, whenever there are open seats. The school's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers classes for the 50-plus set.
As policymakers debate the weighty issues of federal spending, budget deficits and health care reform, it is easy to lose sight of the small things that have the greatest consequences for our health and well-being. Americans have added 30 years to their life expectancy during the past century, and 25 of those additional years result from public-health protections that prevent disease and injury in communities.
Dr. David M. Mannino, professor and chair of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been honored as the recipient of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment Achievement Award from the COPD Foundation. Mannino holds a joint appointment as professor of medicine in the UK Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, and as the director of the UK Pulmonary Epidemiology Research Laboratory.