Posted January 30, 2019 Organizations to focus on five target health areas The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) and the Madison County Health Department (MCHD) have announced a strategic partnership that will allow the organizations to combine resources to tackle five key health issues where Kentuckians rank behind the rest of the country. KMA and MCHD will work towards identifying solutions to barriers impacting smoking, diabetes, obesity, drug abuse and flu/pneumonia. These issues are the focus areas of KMA’s AIM for
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Posted January 4, 2019 Media Contacts: Emily Schott Kentucky Medical Association 502-814-1388 Bonnie J. Hackbarth Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky 502-326-2583 (o), 502-552-3770 (c) Joint Statement: Kentucky Flu Activity Rises to Widespread Levels The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued a news release this morning updating flu activity in Kentucky. The Kentucky Medical Association, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care, which jointly launched the “Focus on Flu” campaign in September to
Posted October 19, 2018 Last month I shared with you a vision I have of KMA physicians uniting on issues of importance to our profession and truly impacting change. I’m excited to report it’s happening! I would like to take the opportunity to recognize some of the individuals who are making a difference in the lives of patients and the practice of medicine. There is no shortage of kudos to distribute related to our incredibly successful Focus on Flu campaign.
Posted September 28, 2018 Wednesday, Sept. 26 successfully served as the Focus On Flu campaign’s statewide ‘Flu Shot Day’ as announced during the Sept. 18 press conference that drew media attention from across Kentucky. KMA and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky kicked off a busy agenda with a live appearance on Louisville FOX affiliate, WDRB. Anchor Candyce Clifft was joined by KMA President Bruce Scott and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky President and CEO Ben Chandler to discuss the
Event Covered by Every Television Station in Kentucky On Tuesday, Sept. 18, KMA, the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky launched a joint public education campaign aimed at mitigating the effects of another deadly influenza outbreak. The press conference announcing “Focus on Flu” in the State Capitol Rotunda was attended by dozens of health officials from across the state. KMA President Bruce Scott, M.D. and KMA President-Elect Brent Wright, M.D. introduced the campaign’s
Flu Prevention Campaign Emphasizes “Get Your Shot, Consult a Doc, Prevent the Spread” FRANKFORT, KY (September 18, 2018) “Focus on Flu” is a statewide campaign launched in Frankfort today to prevent another epidemic-level flu season like the one last year that hit every region of the state, infected 10,500 Kentuckians and led to the deaths of 325 people, including five children.[i] The campaign urges Kentuckians to get their flu shots on Kentucky Flu Shot Day, which is September 26, or
Posted September 18, 2018 KMA is excited to launch its 2018-2019 public health campaign, Focus on Flu, with a press conference occurring September 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. KMA President Bruce Scott, M.D., President-Elect Brent Wright, M.D., and Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, will speak on behalf of the organizations involved and will also be receiving their flu shots, thanks to Kentucky Department of Public Health Commissioner