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New SOAR health chair wants to tackle issues that have ‘broadest reach, greatest impact’

  By Melissa Patrick Special to KyForward   Dr. William Hacker, a former state health commissioner, is the new chair of the Community Health Advisory Council for Shaping Our Appalachian Region, a nonprofit organization created last year by Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers of the 5th District to improve Appalachian Kentucky’s economy.   So,...