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Research Finds Decline in Drug Overdose Mortality Rates in Eastern Kentucky Counties

 HAZARD, Ky. (May 21, 2021) — Researchers at the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) and the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis at the National Opinion Research Center (...

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Research Finds Decline in Drug Overdose Mortality Rates in Eastern Kentucky Counties

Research was conducted by University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Analysis Hazard, Ky. (May 17, 2021) – Researchers at the University of Kentucky Center of...

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Rural Appalachia Stroke Camp to Provide Adaptive Recreation and Keynote Speakers for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

HAZARD, Ky. (April 12, 2021) — The Eastern Kentucky Stroke Warriors, a support group of stroke survivors and caregivers, announced the first Rural Appalachia Stroke Camp will be held Sept. 25, 2021, at...

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UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Releases Research Report on COVID-19 Stakeholders Experiences in Kentucky

Hazard, Ky. (Mar. 22, 2021) – Researchers at the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) have released COVID-19 Stakeholder Experiences in Kentucky, a report that details the...

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'Behind the Blue': Fran Feltner on 30 Years of UK’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health

Thirty years ago, the University of Kentucky and its College of Medicine established the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health.Since that time, CERH, which also serves as the federally designated Kentucky...

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Registration is Open for Rural Strengths and Challenges Virtual Seminar Series

Registration is now open for the Health and Wellbeing: Rural Strengths and Challenges Virtual Seminar Series, hosted by the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Research Committee, with representation from...

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UK CERH’s Kentucky Homeplace and USA Drone Port Research Project Receives Media Attention

An innovative research project in Perry and Knott Counties that connects Community Health Workers (CHWs) with local drone pilots to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to households in Appalachian...

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Kentucky Office of Rural Health Receives MediStar Award

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) recently received the Excellence in Education Award, one of the annual MediStar Awards given to health care organizations and professionals in Kentucky and southern...

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USA Drone Port, UK-CARES and Kentucky Homeplace Partner to Bring PPE to Rural Kentuckians

UKNOW | UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY NEWSBy Alicia GregoryLEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2020) — The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many new actions to our daily lives — wearing masks, washing hands more frequently, and...

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Health and Wellbeing: Rural Strengths and Challenges Virtual Seminar Series

Health and Wellbeing: Rural Strengths and Challenges Virtual Seminar SeriesHosted by the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Research Committeewith representation from the UK College of Health Sciences,...

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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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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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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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