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.
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.
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.
Jessamine County is the second county in Kentucky to receive this national designation with assistance from the Safe Communities America Initiative based at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). Safe Communities America director Carrie Nie, Jessamine County Judge-Executive David West and Nicholasville Mayor Pete commemorated the accreditation at a ceremony held at West Jessamine High School Auditorium.
College of Public Health Magazine
The first ever College of Public Health Magazine is now available online! This inaugural edition features news and stories about our faculty, students, and research.
In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has joined 68 of the nation’s top cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.