Kentucky Rural Health Association 2021 Annual Conference Poster Session

Each year University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health partners with the Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) to host a poster session at the KRHA annual conference. Our goal is to encourage those doing research in rural Kentucky to highlight the impact their work has or could potentially have on policies at the local, state, and national levels. Our goal is to help ensure the research is addressing rural issues at a policy level and creating change.

Congratulations to our 2021 Annual Conference Poster Winners!

1st place: 
Kentucky’s Public Health Transformation
Jan Chamness, Kentucky Department for Public Health

2nd place: 
Can You Hear Me Now? Improving Communication and Access to Hepatitis C Care Across the State
Megan Cooper, Heather Foley and Maribeth Wright, UK Specialty Pharmacy

Other Poster Submissions

Readmissions and Community Health Workers
Mike Muscarella and Amy Terry, Baptist Health Paducah

The Current State of Rural Health Coalitions: A Literature Review
Aaron MacDonald, University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Impact of Biases, Misconceptions and Stereotypes on Healthcare and Community Engagement for Individuals with Disabilities
Jillian Jackson, University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences
Lucy Chesla, University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences
Keisha Hudson, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
Melissa Slone, University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health; College of Social Work
Elizabeth Hunter, University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Patrick Kitzman, University of Kentucky Department of Physical Therapy

Stigma and Cultural Competency: How an Understanding Can Save Rural Medicine
Warren Van Nort, University of Kentucky

Kentucky Rural Health Webinar Series Interest Survey
Beth Bowling, Kentucky River Health Consortium; University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
Donald C. Brasher, Purchase District Health Department
Kayla Combs, Kentucky Office of Rural Health
Tina Culver, LCL (Livingston, Crittenden, and Lyon) Health Alliance
Elizabeth Fleming, Purchase Area Health Connections; Kentucky Care
Kaitlyn Krolikowski, Purchase Area Health Connections; Purchase District Health Department
Melissa Slone, Kentucky River Health Consortium; University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health

Effectiveness of Physical Therapy in Treating Women with Musculoskeletal Pain & Substance Use Disorder in an Addiction Recovery Facility: A Quality Improvement Project
Holly Johnson, Robert English, and Ramona Carper, University of Kentucky Department of Physical Therapy

Confirmed and “Suspected” Cases of Tuberculosis in Kentucky: An Eight‐Year Update
Emily Anderson, Charles H. Rhea, and Michelle Stephens, Kentucky Public Health