Organizers prepare for Derby Diversity Week

Derby Diversity Week (DDW) founder and Louisville Business First Power 50 2022 honoree Tawana Bain is preparing for the sixth annual Derby Diversity Week, beginning on May 1 in Louisville. DDW attracts some of the world’s top suppliers, buyers, executives and business leaders to four action packed conference days of networking and excitement, along with […]

New health campaign committed to cutting hair and cutting minority health disparities

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky A community-based organization working hard to increase equity in health care held its first “Barber Shop Initiative” event on Saturday at Well Groomed Barber Shop in Lexington. Partnering with Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Medicaid and other community sponsors, Project Ricochet’s Barber Shop initiative is designed to develop and […]

Op-Ed: Get Prepared Now for Medicaid Renewals, Kentucky

By Kennan Wethington, President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky When COVID-19 hit three years ago, the federal government responded with a series of actions made possible by declaring a Public Health Emergency, also called the PHE. One of these actions was to freeze a process called Medicaid renewal, allowing Medicaid members […]

Op-Ed: Ending hunger begins with addressing food inequity

By Vincent James, President and CEO of Dare to Care and Tiffany Benjamin, CEO of the Humana Foundation This piece was written by Vincent James, President and CEO of Dare to Care, and Tiffany Benjamin, CEO of the Humana Foundation. For more than 50 years, Dare to Care and our partners have worked diligently to […]

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 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 […]