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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

COVID-19 in Appalachia
Offers information, data, and resources for addressing COVID-19 in the Appalachian region. Includes county level COVID-19 confirmed case counts with economic status and its impact on key socioeconomic indicators. Provides additional information for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grantees.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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DRA's Response to COVID-19
Provides information on DRA programs and initiatives related to COVID-19. Includes a map of COVID-19 cases in the region, as well as county-level planning reports.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Delta Regional Authority
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Kentucky Medical Association - COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources and Information for Physicians
Offers links for COVID-19 public service announcements, resources, significant notices, guidance, and waivers for physicians. Also includes Kentucky Medical Association member alerts related to COVID-19.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kentucky Medical Association
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Kentucky Hospital Association - Coronavirus News & Resources
Offers links for key material and resources from several sources, for the benefit of hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, and other Kentuckians. Includes guidance for Kentucky Medicaid telehealth services, found in the section for hospital administrators.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kentucky Hospital Association
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Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services - COVID-19
Resources and information on Kentucky's response to COVID-19, including guidance and recommendations, state hotline information, and information on cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
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Cost-Effectiveness of Scaling Up HCV Prevention and Treatment in the United States for People Who Inject Drugs
Highlights the cost-effectiveness of combining medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and syringe-service programs (SSP) with hepatitis C (HCV) treatment for people who inject drugs. Compares services for patients in rural Perry County, KY; and urban San Fransisco, CA.
Author(s): Carolina Barbosa, Hannah Fraser, Thomas J. Hoerger, et al.
Citation: Addiction, 114(12), 2267-2278
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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"We're, Like, the Most Unhealthy People in the Country": Using an Equity Lens to Reduce Barriers to Healthy Food Access in Rural Appalachia
Examines barriers and facilitators for accessing healthy food in Martin County, Kentucky. Aims to develop socially-, culturally-, and historically-informed policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) interventions to reduce obesity in Appalachia and other areas.
Author(s): Kathryn Cardarelli, Emily DeWitt, Rachel Gillespie, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
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Opioids in Medicaid: Concerns About Opioid Use Among Beneficiaries in Six Appalachian States in 2018
Examines the rates of opioid use of Medicaid beneficiaries in 6 Appalachian states in 2018. Discusses the amount of the prescriptions issued, the amounts of opioids received, and the amount of providers with questionable prescribing practices, among other opioid-related measures.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Substance Use Disorder: Reliable Data Needed for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program
Reviews what is known about the number of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities and services, overall treatment capacity, and barriers to expanding capacity. Describes the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG), State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (STR) and State Opioid Response (SOR) programs, and examines how seven states utilized these programs. Evaluates the data used to assess the effectiveness of these programs, and offers recommendations to improve the reliability of data collected on individuals served by the SABG program.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Kentucky Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Kentucky in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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