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News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 13, 2024 - Summarizes research finding mortality disparities for residents of Appalachian Kentucky with colorectal cancer compared to both the rest of the state and nationally. Describes potential factors contributing to the disparity including access to healthcare, lifestyle factors, and lack of education on colorectal cancer.
Source: UK Now
Jun 12, 2024 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is accepting applications for the Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program for fiscal year 2024. The purpose of the program is to address the unmet healthcare needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and economic development entities in the region. Applications are due by August 12, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 11, 2024 - Announces a new consortium of 7 academic institutions that will work to address healthcare workforce shortages, economic development, and regional prosperity for 235 counties in 6 states making up central Appalachia. The consortium will create formal relationships between the universities, conduct needs assessments for healthcare workforce, conduct research, and develop an implementation plan.
May 29, 2024 - Explores a variety of initiatives and policies working to improve cardiac health in rural Kentucky, including a hospital network working to improve access to cardiac care through telehealth and assistance with physician recruitment. Also highlights a program that allows hospitals to achieve various certifications based on the quality of heart-related care.
Source: American Heart Association
May 6, 2024 - Announces a new regional cancer center focusing on increasing cancer care access in rural Kentucky. The facility will include space for direct patient care, education, training, and research. It is expected to open in 2026.
Source: Spectrum News 1

Last Updated: 6/14/2024