CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelf. Public health experts called the decision by the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain a precedent-setting step that could pressure other retailers to follow suit.
'Go Tobacco-free' will provide technical assistance using an evidence-based policy implementation approach with a focus on compliance and evaluation. A monthly newsletter will be distributed via the online listserv to share valuable resources. Additionally, Go Tobacco-free aims to create a collaborative network for individuals doing similar work.
Drs. Holsinger and Mullett recently met up in the WUKY StoryCorps booth to discuss the changes they’ve witnessed and been a part regarding smoking and lung cancer
The two-year awards from the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research, housed at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide $100,000 in funding for each scholar along with targeted scientific mentoring, career development and technical assistance.
Dr. Robin Pendley, in the department of health services management and policy at East Tennessee State University College of Public Health has received a grant from the de Beaumont Foundation to study the characteristics of public health doctoral students over the past 50 years.
Improved population health links directly to improved education and vice versa. The same goes for economic vitality. If we want a prosperous, smarter Kentucky ready to compete with the world, we need a healthy Kentucky.
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.