The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), housed at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet are partnering to warn employers and employees to take precautions. “Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it doesn’t have an odor or a taste,” said Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts.
The 1964 landmark report, released by Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, was the first federal government report linking smoking and ill health, including lung cancer and heart disease. This scientifically rigorous report laid the foundation for tobacco control efforts in the United States.
There's a proverb in the business world that says, "If you don’t know, hire someone who does." In the world of translational research, the saying might go like something this: "If you don't have the expertise or resources, collaborate with someone who does."
The College of Public Health is pleased to announce that the Department of Health Services Management is now recognized as the Department of Health Management and Policy.
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health has presented its inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award to Yousuf J. Ahmad, a 2008 doctoral graduate of the college.
Public health researcher Richard Crosby says it will take extraordinary measures for that notion to gain wide acceptance, especially among those most at-risk for developing an HIV infection, which can lead to AIDS.
A new study review authored by the University of Kentucky's Dr. David Mannino examines the gender differences in the prevalence, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and how this information may ultimately be used to identify areas for future work.
While critics of the Affordable Care Act use the problems of a newly launched website to discredit the law and the idea of expanded access to healthcare, new evidence keeps emerging of the benefits that expanding access to health coverage and investing in prevention and public health can bring to the people who need it most.
The Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) in partnership with the American Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has given the Kentucky and Appalachia Health Training Center (KAPHTC) “Promising Practice” recognition for its two submissions,Public Health Training Center as Backbone Support Organizations for Accreditation Readiness and Statewide Needs Assessment Using Learning Management System and Engaging All Academic and Practice Partners.
Three health departments this week joined the growing ranks of those accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).
Five-year accreditation status was awarded Nov. 19 to the Kane County Health Department in Aurora, Ill.; the Kenosha County Division of Health in Kenosha, Wis.; and the Licking County Health Department in Newark, Ohio.