UK researchers reimagine the internet on global scale

In a world that is more virtually connected than ever, University of Kentucky (UK) researchers are working alongside a global team to push the limits of interconnectivity and what today’s Internet can support through a project called FABRIC. The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent federal agency aimed at promoting the progress of science, awarded researchers like those […]

Kentucky’s “Community Health Champions” celebrated 

The importance of public health has become even more apparent in 2020, making it a fitting time to launch an award honoring Community Health Champions in Kentucky. Last week, WellCare, the largest Medicaid provider in the state, honored nine Kentucky “Champions” for their work improving the “social determinants” of health. “Social determinants” is a phrase that […]

Kentucky small business benefits from Republic Bank’s new Community Loan Fund

Kentucky businesses are already benefiting from a loan program that launched earlier this year. Republic Bank’s $3 million Community Loan Fund has selected its first client, a small business bringing expanding healthcare access to Louisville’s West End. GObileMD applied for and received capital to bring medical services focused on wellness and prevention to an underserved community. Dr. […]

Louisville’s trees get national attention

A 2015 tree audit in Louisville found that the city was losing 54,000 trees a year – a startling number. Louisville’s efforts to respond to that discovery was featured in a recent story in The Atlantic, which used Kentucky’s largest city as an example of what is happening in urban areas around the country. The story […]

Tools to help with mental health for Kentuckians

2020 has been an unprecedented year for Kentuckians. Beyond the physical health threats of COVID-19, many in Kentucky continue to grapple with loss, isolation, frustration and financial hardships creating a strain on their mental health. Finding tools to cope with grief, stress and trauma can lead to a longer and more productive life. The rise […]

ElderServe applauds Champions for the Aging

A Louisville nonprofit is acknowledging Kentuckians who are doing exceptional work caring for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. ElderServe recently announced its Champions for the Aging Awards, given to four individuals who are going above and beyond to make an impact on elderly communities. Sponsors C2 Strategic Communications, Kindred Healthcare, Sam Swope Family Foundation, and […]

‘Pandemic pets’ on the rise in Kentucky and nationwide

The pandemic and resulting shift to remote working for many across both Kentucky and country has spurred an uptick in pet adoptions. In fact, in many states, animal shelters were emptied by mid-April. In addition to working from home – people are traveling less and are home more – which has prompted many to add […]

Best practices for virtual engagement and online outreach

Making valuable interactions is key to continuing to engage your clients, customers, staff and communities during COVID-19. During a recent webinar, C2 Strategic Communications strategists shared their best practices for virtual engagement and their favorite tools for continuing important internal and external outreach. “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should,” said C2 Strategic’s Andrea Brady. “Set […]

Kentucky: Here’s How To Vote By Mail in the 2020 Election

Governor Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams reached a non-partisan agreement to give Kentuckians concerned with the threat of COVID-19 expanded options to exercise their right to vote this November. Kentucky voters can visit govoteky.com to request a mail-in ballot, find a ballot drop-box, find early voting locations, and access additional information about the upcoming […]

Cambridge Place holds ‘graduation’ for COVID-free residents and staff

One Lexington-area long term care facility found a fun way to celebrate a major milestone. Cambridge Place held a graduation ceremony for its staff and residents who recovered from COVID-19. Administrator Cara Clark and Cambridge Place team member organized a parade of friends and family to drive by the facility for the celebration. The event was a […]

Affordable investments for stronger social media

Social media and other forms of virtual communication have never been more important. That sentence was true in January. Now, it’s even more true, as many organizations are moving longstanding fundraising events (or important public meetings) to virtual formats. Good virtual communication usually depends on good equipment and trained professionals. Not every organization can afford […]

Pandemic leads to troubling drop in vaccination rates

One troubling side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic: Falling vaccination rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as of May 2020, only about half of kids under five months old are on schedule for all their vaccinations. (That number is normally about two-thirds.) Overall, vaccination rates for older kids have also decreased by […]

Report: Health care jobs expected to grow in Kentucky

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) predicts significant growth in health care jobs in Kentucky over the next 10 years. A recent report by CPE and Esmi showed an expected 12% jump for jobs in the health care industry here in the Commonwealth. The firm reported earlier this year that the need for engineers was […]

Republic Bank launches $3 million community loan fund

Small businesses in economically challenged communities will benefit from a new $3 million Community Loan Fund from Republic Bank. Pedro Bryant has been hired for a newly created role to help a diverse group of small businesses grow through new programs. The new Community Loan Fund will promote business development and job creation in low-and-moderate income […]

Kentucky man saves dad’s life thanks to MedQuest College schoolwork

A year ago, Hunter Brown’s routine school work saved his dad’s life. The MedQuest College student found a life-threatening condition that required urgent surgery while practicing taking heart ultrasound scans. The Lexington-area family is celebrating the special anniversary as Brown prepares to graduate this month with an associates degree in sonography and echocardiography. Saving lives can be […]