Kentucky Department of Public Health

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Kentucky’s Department of Public Health launched a campaign to urge Kentuckians to prepare for disasters. It’s called “First 72 On You.”

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The first reported death from the statewide hepatitis-A outbreak occurred on Tuesday in Louisville.

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The Kentucky Department of Public Health reports it has confirmed that the flu virus is circulating in parts of the state.  

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  Officials at the state and local levels are in discussions about offering hepatitis C testing at all Kentucky county health departments.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is proposing new regulations for reporting infections patients contract from healthcare facilities while receiving treatment.

Kynect Benefiting HIV/AIDS Patients, Programs

Sep 17, 2014

The expansion of Medicaid in Kentucky under the Affordable Care Act is benefiting a program run by the state that prescribes medication to low-income patients with  HIV and AIDS. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized the Kentucky Department of Public Health for its preparedness. The CDC gave the state a high overall score for its disaster preparedness planning. The highest marks went to the state’s ability to dispense medications and supplies.