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Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center


The Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center, located on the floor one concourse of Pavilion A, serves as a central resource to help patients and families research their medical questions. The new center replaces the former Health Information Library in UK Chandler Hospital’s Pavilion H.

Studies show that patients who access health information are more likely to have better health outcomes. Health education can encourage patients to make positive behavioral changes and to work with their physicians to take greater preventative measures. Additionally, educated patients are more inclined to seek care early, when their conditions are more manageable and more receptive to treatment. In general, educated patients tend to be highly engaged in the healing process.

Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
For information call: 859-323-7808      Fax: 859-257-9119

Mailing Address

Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center
University of Kentucky
Pavilion A-Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Room A.01.107
1000 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40356

Services

• Assistance for patients, families, visitors and staff in obtaining health information in various and easily understood learning formats and languages
• Books, pamphlets, audio-video resources and anatomical models
• Business center
• Computers, printers and free internet access
• Free copying and faxing
• Lists of recommended, high-quality health information websites
• Patient-education programs
• Private viewing room for video, DVD and internet programming
• Support for medical professionals who educate patients and families

Folk Art Gallery

The new center is also home to the UK Arts in HealthCare’s collection of whimsical Kentucky folk art, curated by the Kentucky Folk Art Center. More than a dozen pieces of art are on display, including the sculpture “Ferris Wheel”, by Ronald and Jesse Cooper; a mixed media piece “Pack Peddler”, by Charley Kinney; and a variety of regional wildlife sculptures. Visitors can enjoy the richness of this Kentucky tradition while getting the information they need to be well-informed participants in their health care decisions.

Page last updated: 8/29/2014 3:12:19 PM