LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentuckians will receive free health screenings in five counties this summer through a federally funded program the University of Louisville coordinates.
U of L students from several areas and Western Kentucky University health education students will gain valuable experience in health care and in teamwork while providing hundreds of screenings in Breckenridge, Jefferson, Lee, Lyon and Webster counties during July and August.
The Kentucky Interdisciplinary Community Screenings will run July 16-Aug. 1 in Beattyville, Eddyville, Hardinsburg, Louisville and Sebree. The screenings are intended for communities designated as health-care shortage areas.
At each community site a team will examine local residents and make needed medical and agency referrals. Teams include U of L faculty members and students from social work, nursing, medicine and dentistry, plus a WKU health education student.
The KICS program is operated by Area Health Education Centers, WKU and U of L’s Kent School of Social Work, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing and the School of Medicine’s family and community medicine department.
The screenings will be:
- July 16-18 – Presbyterian Community Center, Louisville
- July 23-25 – Future Farmers of America Camp, Hardinsburg
- July 23-25 – Lee County Constant Care Inc., Beattyville
- July 30-Aug. 1 – First Baptist Church, Eddyville
- July 30-Aug. 1 – Sebree Elementary School, Sebree
For more information, call Theresa Hayden, KICS project manager, at (502) 852-0427.