During National Public Health Week, we join together to enhance public health -- the foundation of our security and well-being -- here at home and around the world. By supporting health professionals and embracing our obligations to promote public health and protect our planet, we can uphold our shared responsibility to preserve the promise of a happy and healthy life for our children and grandchildren.
Dr. Rice Cowan Leach, a life-long Public Health servant and Lexington’s Commissioner of Health, died Friday, April 1, following a battle with cancer. He was 75.
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PBS showcased the great work of our UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center and the impact our faculty and staff have made across Kentucky. Health officials started training sites on colon cancer about a decade ago. Colon cancer screenings doubled and statewide deaths reduced by 24% during that time. Our RCPC faculty and staff are on the front lines to reach Kentuckians where they live and save lives. #uk4ky #publichealth #cancerprevention
Read more: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/why-cancer-is-so-hard-to-fight-in-rural-kentucky/
CPH researcher Kate Eddens received a grant from the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program to investigate how social ties and communication networks influence Appalachians’ lung cancer screening behaviors.
Eddens, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, will examine the social models and communication networks that inform Appalachian residents’ attitudes toward lung cancer screening and cancer screening behaviors. The $150,000 grant will support the research and subsequent interventional efforts to promote discussions about lung cancer with health care providers.
Abstract: In the last decade, significant global health resources have been allocated to contain the emergent and frequently co-occurring epidemics of HIV, TB, and drug use in Ukraine. A substantial portion of available treatment services for these diseases is supplied by international donors. As a consequence, integrated TB, HIV, and addiction treatment programs for 'high-risk' individuals have become quasi-experimental staging areas for standardized, directly observed treatment protocols such as monitored methadone therapy and DOTS.
By focusing on a cure for cancer, the $1 billion "Cancer Moonshot" initiative announced earlier this year by President Obama is ignoring the impact that has already been made on cancer mortality and incidence from public health and prevention initiatives, including screening, say public health experts.
The incidence of tobacco-related cancer persists in Appalachia, a geographic region disadvantaged by a number of socioeconomic factors related to demographics, health care accessibility, screening behavior and environmental risks.
National network expands commitment to improving the health of populations in the Appalachian Region
Dr. Angie Carman was recently featured in the the Oldham Era. Dr. Carman served as the facilitator for a planning session with a group of leaders from the community. The session focused on how to make Oldham County a safer, healthier place to live. Our faculty members are making a difference in the Commonwealth! #UK4KY #seeblue
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Three faculty members within the College of Public Health have been accepted into the UK eLearning Innovation + Design Lab. Participants in this program will engage in an intensive faculty development program and take part in one or two Faculty Learning Communities about Online and Blended Learning Innovation to share best practices in learning and teaching, commit to future related research, and apply new skills and knowledge gained from the program within their teaching practice.