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.
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health is pleased to share with our alumni new faculty appointments for 2013-2014.
Dr. David M. Mannino, professor and chair of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has named been named a leading expert in COPD research and treatment.
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.