Frankfort Presentation of Worksite Assessment
|Date: Friday, May 30th, 2014||Return|
“Results of the Kentucky Worksite Assessment: Utilization of the CDC’s Health Scorecard” was presented on April 11, 2014 in Frankfort to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, including the Deputy Commissioner for Public Health, Dr. Connie White. The assessment was conducted to identify the number of comprehensive worksite health promotion programs in Kentucky and to determine the health needs of worksites in Kentucky. Dr. Cecilia Watkins, Dr. Grace Lartey, Dr. Gretchen Macy and Dr. Vijay Golla, who conducted the survey in 2013, revealed that few worksites in Kentucky have a worksite health promotion program and more businesses rely on health insurance to treat chronic diseases than health promotion programs or preventive services to reduce chronic diseases. Much work needs to be done, especially for small businesses, to help companies establish worksite health promotion programs.
Dr. Gretchen Macy, Dr. Cecilia Watkins, Dr. Grace Lartey, and Dr. Vijay Golla in Frankfort.
Western Kentucky University’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) will honor the opening of their first student-applied research center, the WKU Center for Environmental and Workplace Health (CEWH).
Divya Gadde, a graduate student in our WKU Department of Public Health was recently awarded with funding to support her research proposal: "Assessment of Ergonomics in Indian Dental Practice".
WKU and the surrounding communities can now schedule an appointment to give blood during the WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive competition on November 13-15, 2017 from 10:00am-6:00pm at the WKU Preston Center.
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