As part of UK HealthCare’s mission, we are called to promote better health for the people of Kentucky through creative leadership and quality initiatives in patient care, health education and medical research.
We are proud to collaborate with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to provide research-based materials to help you educate and empower the citizens of the Commonwealth for better health.
To request educational materials, use UK HealthCare's new
Cooperative Extension Service Order Form. Once you submit your order, it will be processed and taken to the Ag Distribution Center.
For more information on the UK HealthCare's Cooperative Extension Resources website, contact
Do you have specific dietary needs or just trying to be healthier? Then we can help. Our recipe resource organizes your choices into two main categories: dietary consideration like vegetarian options or low-sodium meals and by food category like beef, fish and poultry.
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The Pulse: Health and wellness blogs from the experts at UK HealthCare.
Saddle Up Safely blog, UK Equine Extension Professor Fernanda Camargo, DMV, PhD, shares her thoughts on horses and rider safety.
Markey Menu blog is hosted by Rachel C. Miller, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian at the Markey Cancer Center. She has experience in long-term and transitional care involving diverse nutritional needs. Her blog offers recipes, nutritional tips and answers to your questions about what and what not to consume while going through medical treatment.
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HealthSmart! - UK HealthCare offers tips and advice from the experts in each issue of HealthSmart!. Topics include dynamic health care subjects that will allow you to take charge of your health.
Fact Sheets - Find answers to your health-related questions on a variety of topics, from allergies to surgery. Our UK HealthCare fact sheets contain helpful information and a list of related resources on the topic.
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Making a Difference - features stories from patients who have overcome adversity with the aid of UK HealthCare physicians.
Saddle Up Safely - Saddle Up Safely is a rider safety awareness program sponsored by UK HealthCare, UK College of Agriculture and many community organizations. Through our publication, we seek to educate current and future riders about the simple steps that can be taken to prevent accidents.
Secondhand smoke (PDF, 809 KB) - Most people know that smoking tobacco is very risky for the smoker. But did you know that tobacco smoke is dangerous for nonsmokers too? Our publication educates and informs the public of the dangers associated with secondhand smoke.
Toy-related injuries send tens of thousands of children to the emergency room each year. Many injuries occur when parents give their children toys meant for older children.
Although many toy manufacturers follow safety guidelines for their products, some don't. Your challenge is to find toys your children will enjoy and that you know are safe.
Safe Kids Worldwide - Preventing Injuries to Children by Toys (PDF, 43 KB)
Safe Kids USA - Toy Safety Fact Sheet (PDF, 621 KB)
A new flu vaccine is made each fall. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each season
The flu vaccine is safe. The CDC and the FDA closely watch vaccine safety, and hundreds of millions of flu vaccines have been safely given across the country for decades. The flu vaccine can't give you the flu. The most common side effects from a flu shot are soreness where the shot was given and maybe a low fever or achiness.
Breaking down barriers (PDF, 402 KB) - Help dispel myths and misconceptions about influenza and influenza vaccine.
Checkout service (PDF, 322 KB) - Can’t make a flu clinic? You can check-out vaccine from Employee Health to vaccinate your staff.
Flu facts and videos (PDF, 221 KB) - Did you know?
Flu VIS (PDF, 320 KB) This year’s vaccine information sheet from the CDC.
No Excuses (PDF, 458 KB) - CDC flyers help promote Flu vaccination.
Outside receipt of flu shot (PDF, 165 KB) - Did you receive the flu shot from somewhere else? Click here to document this.
Employee Health Flu Vaccination Requirement (PDF, 205 KB)
FAQs for Seasonal Flu Requirement (PDF, 331 KB)
Fact Sheet - Cold and Flu