Kentucky Homeplace Featured by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky Homeplace Featured by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Helping Clients with Arthritis in Rural Areas

In observance of World Arthritis Day on October 12, The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) featured important work being done by Community Health Workers (CHWs) in rural communities of Kentucky to help clients manage or relieve arthritis pain and improve health outcomes.

Click on the link below to read more about Kentucky Homeplace CHWs who are trained to offer an evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) through a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Health’s Arthritis Program and Kentucky Homeplace, a program of the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health.   

https://www.cdc.gov/features/rural-arthritis-help/index.html

Kentucky Homeplace currently offers CDSMP workshops in 30 Appalachian Counties in eastern Kentucky.  For more information, contact mace.baker@uky.edu or call toll-free 855-859-2374.