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Commentary: Health disparities among LGBTQ+ Kentuckians behind bars more visible in pandemic

Prisons and jails are threatening and traumatic to anyone. They pose an even greater risk to the health and safety of LGBTQ+ people. This community is overrepresented in the criminal justice system due to generations of bias, profiling, and discrimination. It is even worse for LGBTQ+ folks who are people of color, lower-income, transgender, and gender non-conforming. Transgender women of color are...

Rae Smith presented with 2019 GED Administrator of the Year Award during national conference

Kentucky Skills U, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, has announced that Rae Smith was named the 2019 GED Administrator of the Year during the GED Testing Service Annual Conference July 24-26 in Chicago. The GED Administrator of the Year recognizes administrators that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the GED test program. Each year the...

State health department sending nurses to jails, shelters, treatment centers with Hepatitis A vaccine

Kentucky Health News The state Department for Public Health has sent a team of nurses to give hepatitis A vaccinations at county jails, state probation-and-parole offices, homeless shelters, treatment centers and drug stores, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced in a press release. “Since April, the team has provided more than 2,100 vaccines at 40 different sites,” the release...