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UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Hazard, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2020) — Thirty years ago, the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health opened its doors in Hazard, Kentucky. This month the center kicks off an anniversary celebration...

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Dr. Fran Feltner named statewide Community Health Champion

Congratulations to our UK CERH Director Dr. Fran Feltner!  She was named the statewide Community Health Champion this week at the inaugural Community Health Champions Awards, sponsored by WellCare of Kentucky...

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World Stroke Day

The Hazard & Surrounding Area Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group would like to announce October 29th is World Stroke Day. Learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Remember the acronym BE FAST:...

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UK CERH to Showcase at SOAR Summit 2020

UK CERH has been selected to showcase at the 2020 Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit, October 28-30! Please join us during the Virtual Exhibit Hall.  Our virtual booth will be open for chats and videos to...

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Posted - Oct 27Read More

Celebrate Halloween Safely

If trick-or-treating is permitted in your community, please trick-or-treat the safe way.  Kentucky Public Health is offering guidance that is designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19. It will be reassessed...

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Posted - Oct 14Read More

COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Myths, Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department for Public Health and Deloitte, hosted a virtual Contact Tracing Engagement event on September 22, 2020....

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Request for Applications: Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health and the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program are requesting applications for the 2020 Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (...

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Posted - Sep 8Read More

UK CERH Opens Registration, Calls for Poster Abstracts for Appalachian Research Day Virtual Research Series

Hazard, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2020) – The 6th Annual Appalachian Research Day (ARD): Come Sit on the Porch will be held as a virtual seminar series, beginning Sept. 16, 2020.  ARD is an annual event hosted by the UK...

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UK Faculty, Students Refurbish and Provide Medical Equipment in Rural Kentucky

Roughly one in seven Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance, seriously curbing access to this essential...

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UK collaborative team receives funding to refurbish and provide essential medical equipment in rural Kentucky

Jun 18, 2020Roughly 1 in 7 in Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance, seriously curbing access to this...

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Wilmhoff, Perry Central High School Students Receive 2020 UK-CARES Community Engagement Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES), in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH), recently...

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Heart Health in Rural America

Published on April 23, 2020By Barbara Mantel, Rural Health QuarterlyResidents of rural America are dying at a higher rate from cardiovascular disease and stroke than their counterparts in urban areas, a gap...

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Posted - May 15Read More

Kentucky Homeplace CHWs Assist Clients to complete the 2020 Census

Kentucky Homeplace Community Health Workers (CHWs) are working remotely to assist clients with a wide range of important services during COVID-19, including helping people complete their 2020 Census online....

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Posted - May 1Read More

McConnell Announces UK to Receive $3.8 Million from CARES Act

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health will receive $3,878,582 to bolster the healthcare efforts of 46 rural hospitals...

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Posted - Apr 28Read More

Stroke Survivor and Area Stroke Support Group Receive Awards from American Stroke Association

HAZARD, Ky. (April 24, 2020) — The Hazard and Surrounding Area Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group through the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health, along with one of the group’s...

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Kitzman Receives National Award for Outstanding Advocacy in Neurologic Therapy

UKNOW | University of Kentucky NewsBy Lauren Thompson LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 31, 2020) – Patrick Kitzman, associate dean for research in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, received the...

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