National Kidney Foundation presents symposium about early detection and prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

Passport Health Plan is sponsoring a Live CME/CE Professional Education Symposium about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) called “CKDinform: Early Detection and Prevention.”

This 3-hour CME/CE symposium focuses on the unique role that primary care practitioners (PCPs) play in managing CKD patients. The burden of CKD to the population, modifiable CKD risk factors, screening methods, and interpretation of test results will be discussed. Case-based questions are also included. The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

This activity is designed for physicians (primary care, cardiologists, endocrinologists), nurses, advanced practitioners, and other clinicians who care for people with CKD.

This event will be happening from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave., Louisville. Regular Registration costs $25 (the deadline is Feb. 21), and on-site registration will cost $30.

For more information, please Contact Alana Miller (email alana.miller@kidney.org or call 502-585-5433 ext. 842) or go online to www.kidney.org/CKDinform-Louisville.

 

Passport Plans Member Education Sessions Around West Louisville

Passport Health Plan members and community advocates in West Louisville have a number of opportunities to learn more about Passport through member education sessions and other events.

Diane Corsey, Passport Community Engagement Representative, will be hosting Member Education Sessions for Passport members in which they will learn valuable information about their benefits, fill out their health assessment, and receive a special gift for attending.

Some upcoming programs of interest are:

  • Wednesday, April 4: Sister Visitor Center, 2235 W. Market St.
  • Monday, April 9: Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, 234 Amy Ave.
  • Thursday, April 12: Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway
  • Saturday, April 14: Family Spring Explosion: Molly Leonard Portland Community Center, 640 N. 27th St.
  • Tuesday, April 17: Park Duvalle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson Ave.
  • Wednesday, April 18: Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway
  • Thursday, April 19: Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave.
  • Tuesday, April 24: California Community Center, 1600 W. Catherine St.
  • Saturday, April 29: Kentucky Derby Festival GospelFest: St. Stephen Church, 1018 S. 15th St.

For specific times and to RSVP, or to help find other resources in your community, please contact Diane at diane.corsey@passporthealthplan.com.

 

Passport Hosts Member-Education Sessions in Leitchfield and Radcliff

Passport Health Plan members and community advocates in central Kentucky have a number of opportunities to learn more about Passport through member education sessions and other events.

Paul Delaney, Passport Community Engagement Representative, will be hosting Member Education Sessions for Passport members in which they will learn valuable information about their benefits, fill out their health assessment, and receive a special gift for attending.

Sessions are held:

  • Every 1st Tuesday of the month at Grayson County Alliance Food Pantry, 2203 Brandenburg Rd., Leitchfield
  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Lifeline Assembly of God Church, 1116 S. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff

For specific times and to RSVP, or to help find other resources in your community, please contact Paul at (502) 909-4043 or paul.delaney@passporthealthplan.com.

 

Jefferson County Public Schools plans Parent Involvement Series

JCPS logoJefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) has announced a five-part “Parent Involvement Series” in which parents can get more information about a variety of issues related to their children’s education.

The events will focus on a number of different topics, including parent advocacy, student behavior, academic achievement, and more.

The schedule of events is:

  • Tuesday, October 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Rangeland Elementary (1701 Rangeland Road, Louisville) – Parent Advocacy & Engagement
  • Tuesday, November 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at VanHoose Auditorium (3332 Newburg Road, Louisville) – Behavior
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at VanHoose Auditorium (3332 Newburg Road, Louisville) – Ombudsman
  • Tuesday, March 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Moore Traditional High School (6415 Outer Loop, Louisville) – Title I
  • Tuesday, April 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Moore Traditional High School (6415 Outer Loop, Louisville) – Achievement/Advanced Programs

For more information or to register, please click here or call (502) 485-3506.

 

Kentucky Seniors Rank Low on Annual Health Ranking Report

health rankingKentucky seniors (age 65 and older) rank in the bottom 10 states for 23 of 35 measures ranked by the 2015 America’s Health Ranking Seniors Report, placing Kentucky in 48th place for the second year in a row. The state ranked last in “total health outcomes” and “preventable hospitalizations”; next to last in “premature deaths” and “education”; and third-from-last for “smoking,” “seniors who are considered underweight,” and “poor mental health days.” But it wasn’t all bad news – the report said that Kentucky seniors’ strengths are in “low prevalence of chronic drinking,” “low percentage of low-care nursing home residents,” and “high flu vaccination coverage.” For more information, go online to http://www.americashealthrankings.org/Senior/KY.