In 2019, Kentucky’s veteran suicide rates (32.8 per 100,000) surpassed state and national rates for nonveterans. Suicide stands as the leading cause of violent death among veterans, particularly among older and rural-dwelling veterans.
As announced by the White House on Feb. 16, the University of Kentucky’s East Palestine Health Tracking Study, under the leadership of Erin Haynes, Dr.P.H., chair of the UK College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, received new funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
CPH alum Dr. Alex F. Howard is committed to addressing health disparities and fostering equity. This commitment reflects his experiences at CPH, where he developed an appreciation for community-driven interventions.
Amanda Hamilton, the College of Public Health’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator, is driven by a passion for fostering a more inclusive and welcoming environment in higher education.
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