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Kentucky River Community Partners and University of Kentucky Offer Disaster Preparedness Toolkit for Older Adults

HAZARD, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2021) - National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021...

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Healthy WAY Proposals Being Accepted From Rural Kentucky High Schools

HAZARD, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH), located in Hazard, Kentucky, is accepting proposals from rural Kentucky high schools to participate in...

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Intergenerational Initiative Will Offer Toys with a Purpose in Hazard

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) in Hazard, Kentucky, in partnership with the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN),...

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Appalachian Community Health Days to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts in 32-County Region

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH), Kentucky Homeplace, USA Drone Port and a network of community partners are joining forces to intensify...

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UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, UnitedHealthcare Honor 1st Community Health Worker Program Graduates

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) and UnitedHealthcare honored Perry County students Jazmen Fugate and Jayla Ledford for becoming the first two certified community...

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Postponed until 2022: Registration Open for Rural Appalachian Stroke Camp

The Rural Appalachian Stroke Camp has been postponed until Spring 2022 due to increased COVID-19 cases in our region. More updates will provided in the future.HAZARD, Ky. (July 21, 2021) — The Eastern Kentucky...

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Virtual Trauma Informed Care Summit held

This article was originally published in the Hazard Herald, Thursday, June 24, 2021 edition, Page 11A. Republished with permission.BY KATIE KELLEYSTAFF WRITER, HAZARD HERALDOn June 16, a virtual “Trauma...

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Beverly May Receives 2021 UK-CARES Community Engagement Award

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 announced the nominees and the...

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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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Posted - Jan 5Read More