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“The Institute for Rural Health (IRH) takes its mission of improving the health of rural communities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to heart,” Director Matt Hunt said. “Over the past two years, the IRH staff and students within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) have journeyed countless miles offering health and dental services in the community. We have enjoyed visiting the small towns, viewing the countryside scenery that rural Kentucky has to offer, and developing new partnerships to improve the health status of rural Kentucky.”
During 2012-14, IRH recorded more than 8,000 patient encounters through the Mobile Dental Unit and the Mobile Health and Wellness Unit. That provided students experience with more than 5,000 student engagement hours. Staff and students also performed more than 15,500 health and dental procedures.
Contact: Matt Hunt, (270) 745-7073