(LOUISVILLE, Ky - December 2, 2019) Physicians from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville will discuss "Practicing Health Equity in Kentucky" during an upcoming one-hour webinar offered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky:
Practicing Health Equity in Kentucky
Friday, December 20, 2019
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (ET)
Drs. Matthew Bush of the University of Kentucky and Karen Krigger of the University of Louisville will discuss what health equity means as well as health equity strategies and practices during the webinar. Reducing health disparities is core to the mission of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, and the webinar is part of the Foundation's Health for a Change training series. The webinar is free, but registration is required.
Drs. Bush and Krigger both hold endowed chair positions funded by the Foundation. Bush, MD, PHD, is the vice chair for research and an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at UK's College of Medicine. His research focus is on increasing access to specialty health care for underserved populations. Krigger, MD, is a professor and director for health equity in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the UofL School of Medicine. Her work has included promotion of HIV/AIDS testing and education, and mobile mammogram services.
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About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested nearly $28 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth. Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.
Bonnie J. Hackbarth