Center for Innovation in Population Health: Building a Culture of Health in Kentucky   The health challenges faced by Kentuckians are daunting. With epidemics of cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, the Commonwealth suffers from...
Public-private partnership aims to connect underserved cancer patients to support through connected technologies According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die of cancer than their counterparts in...
Dr. HeFei Wen Named Recipient of the 2018 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators The Association of University Programs in Health Administration​ (AUPHA) will award the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators to Dr....
Appalachian residents hold different beliefs about behavioral determinants of obesity The populations of many Appalachian communities have high rates of unhealthy body weight, but the residents of the region differ from non-Appalachians in their...
Missed Work Due to Occupational Illness among Hispanic Horse Workers Occupational illnesses are inadequately reported for agriculture, an industry dominated by a vulnerable Hispanic population and high fatal and nonfatal injury...
Female Equestrian Health and Wellness Community of Practice brings together a global team By Olivia Ramirez Photo by Hilary Brown   While a wealth of knowledge exists on treatment, nutrition and health of horses, little research has...
Kentucky and Emory: effects of medical marijuana laws on attitudes of young people How have medical marijuana laws affected the attitudes of adolescents and young adults toward use of the substance?   As marijuana liberalization...
Graduate Center for Gerontology: Evidence Supports Tailored Interventions in Occupational Therapy for Older Adults New research examines the effectiveness of interventions within the scope of occupational therapy (OT) to improve the performance of instrumental activities of...
Investigators Seek Answers to ALS Genetic Riddle Research is a Step Toward Potential Treatment, Prevention of the Degenerative Disease   Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s...
The Affordable Care Act, Three Years In A central objective of recent US health care policy reform has been to increase access to stable, affordable health insurance -- most notably through the ...
Dr. Heather Bush Named Chair of Biostatistics   The University of Kentucky College of Public Health has named Dr. Heather M. Bush as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, effective...
Building a Health Coalition Across Jurisdictional Boundaries   The Commonwealth of Kentucky provides a unique opportunity to study cross-jurisdictional sharing by local health departments. With 120 counties, Kentucky’...
KIPRC helps Kentuckians “Find Help Now” for addiction A new website will provide a vital link for Kentucky health care providers, court officials, families and individuals seeking options for substance abuse treatment...
Young women with early-stage ovarian cancer, on Medicaid/Medicare, less likely to receive NCCN-compliant care What factors determine the level of care provided to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer? And how do those standards of care affect patient outcomes – including...
Collaborative Study Yields Insight on Estimates of Cancer Survival   Despite gains in life expectancy between 1992 to 2012, large disparities in life expectancy continue to exist in the United States between subgroups of...
Following the Data, Saving Lives: The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center releases the 2016 Kentucky Drug Overdose Fatality Surveillance Report     Caught in the rising tide of a national epidemic of drug overdose fatalities, Kentucky is using the power of data to save lives. The Kentucky...