“Take It From Me”: KMA, KFMC Launch New COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign with Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Kentucky Hospital Association, Kentucky Primary Care Association

Adults who are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine may be more likely to do so if they know someone who has received it. That’s the premise of the new “Take It From Me” campaign, launched last week by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA), Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC), the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKy), the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), and the Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) to encourage residents to receive the shot when it’s their turn.

April 2021 President’s Message: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Posted March 30, 2021 It’s officially been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across Kentucky and the world. In many ways, March 2020 feels like just yesterday. In others, it may as well have been a lifetime ago. While all of lives changed dramatically, the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine has provided a light at the end of the tunnel and some semblance of normalcy feels like it could be right around the corner. However, there’s still

“Take It From Me”: New Campaign from Kentucky Health Groups Encourages Residents to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

LOUISVILLE, KY—Adults who are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine may be more likely to do so if they know someone who has received it. That’s the premise of the new “Take It From Me” campaign, launched today by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA), Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC), the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKy), the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA), and the Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) to encourage residents to receive the shot when it’s their turn.

DEA Warning: Scammers Impersonating Agents Are Stealing Identities, Money

Posted March 11, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977 DEA Warning: Scammers Impersonating Agents Are Stealing Identities, Money WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public of a widespread fraud scheme in which telephone scammers impersonate DEA agents in an attempt to extort money or steal personal identifiable information. A new public service announcement aims to raise awareness that DEA will never phone demanding money or asking for personal information. There are variations

KMA Member News Alert March 10, 2021

KY COVID-19 Healthcare and Public Health Update Webinar The next Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) COVID-19 clinical/public health situation update webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm During the webinar, KDPH will offer up-to-date information on the outbreak and will cover several current topics of interest to healthcare providers and public health practitioners. Topics will include (but may not be limited to): Community Prevention Strategy Changes Vaccination Progress and Availability Update Vaccination Adverse Reactions COVID-19 Variant

President’s Message: Working Toward A More Equitable Future

Posted March 1, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably caused great pain, suffering, loss and stress for all Kentuckians. However, some communities have been especially hard hit during the pandemic. Members of the Hispanic, African American and rural communities in Kentucky have historically poorer health outcomes that have unfortunately only worsened since the start of the pandemic. Reports just recently released indicate that life expectancy for African Americans has dropped by nearly three years since 2019, and by 1.9 years

President’s Message: The Pillars of Advocacy

Posted February 2, 2021 I once heard an Association describe the value their organization places on advocacy by saying, “Advocacy is the pillar. The rest are just posts.” While the KMA doesn’t “rank” its activities as being more valuable than others, I must admit that advocacy would certainly make a bold case for itself. Advocacy is, and always has been, at the core of the Association’s mission. KMA provides a voice for physicians in Frankfort, supporting legislation that makes the

COVID-19 Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Disorder Information

The following information is from the Kentucky Department for Public Health: During the COVID-19 pandemic we have documented 24 cases of COVID-19 multisystem inflammatory disorder in children (MIS-C) in Kentucky residents, and several more in out-of-state residents.  No deaths have been documented, thankfully, but we want to remain vigilant in detecting potential new cases. In pursuit if this, please find attached several documents that should be useful for this purpose. 1) Two informational flyers with the basic information about how

SBA Releases Information & Forms for New PPP Loan Forgiveness Program; KMA to Offer Informational Webinar This Wednesday

Posted January 11, 2021 As part of the federal Economic Aid Act that became law just before the New Year, a new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans was established for businesses that can show a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters of 2019 and 2020. Provisions of the law, much like the previous PPP program, make these loans forgivable under certain circumstances. Those who previously received a PPP loan may be eligible for a second loan. But less

President’s Message: A New Year and a Fresh Start

Posted January 5, 2021 We’re only a few days in, but 2021 is already shaping up to be a monumental year for healthcare and physicians. Despite the rollout of the much-anticipated vaccine, the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging across the country. Just last week we sadly lost another Kentucky physician to the virus. Dr. Don Miller was an emergency room physician from Bowling Green who tested positive in early December. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues, family, friends

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