LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 1, 2021 - The First Appalachian Health Provider Diabetes Education symposium for health care professionals and students in Kentucky and surrounding states will feature Gov. Andy Beshear, Cong. Hal Rogers, and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler, among other notable speakers. The March 15 symposium is free and open to the general public.

Topics to be addressed include managing childhood diabetes, the role of nutrition, addressing underlying chronic diseases, primary care provider prevention and treatment, diabetes in rural communities, and self-management of diabetes.

Scheduled for March 15, the symposium is sponsored by the Foundation, SOAR, the University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Kentucky River Health Consortium, and the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Registration is required.

1st Appalachian Health Provider Diabetes Education
Monday, March 15, 2021, 8am-5pm (ET)
Register TODAY and fill out the pre-event survey here.

Among the notable speakers:

  • Dr. Burton Webb, president, University of Pikeville
  • Colby Hall, executive director, SOAR
  • Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky
  • Hal Rogers, U.S. Congressman, Kentucky
  • Ben Chandler, president/CEO, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
  • Kala Gilliam, president, Kentucky Home Place
  • Dr. Jose Montero, director, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC

*An earlier version of this news release listed CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky as the keynote speaker; Dr. Walensky has since had to cancel her appearance.

For questions about the event, contact Amalia Mendoza, amendoza@healthy-ky.org.

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 more than $29 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth.

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