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Unraveling the Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Pamela Hull, Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact, Markey Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, UK College of Medicine

Everyone has a story. And in Kentucky, it is likely that you know at least one person whose story involves cancer – whether you are living with the disease yourself or supporting a friend or loved one through their cancer journey.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Pam Hull shares about the recent Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment. The Assessment will help us understand why cancer is so prevalent in Kentucky and steps we can take to change the cancer rates trajectory.  She also shares some positive news about Kentucky health factors.

To explore the KY Cancer Needs Assessment, click the link below:

Kentucky Cancer Needs Assessment

For more information:

Kentucky Cancer Consortium

Connect with the UK Markey Cancer Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

Let Your Light Shine with KEHA!

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guests: Brenda Hammons, KEHA President and Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Season 5, Episode 10

All across the Commonwealth, Extension Homemakers are celebrating Kentucky Extension Homemaker week.  This week, local communities are celebrating the important impact that Homemakers have on their communities through their three pronged mission of education, leadership, and service.

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To learn more about KEHA in your community, talk to a Homemaker or connect with your local Extension office.

KEHA Website

KEHA Faceboook Page

 

Find your local extension office:

KY Extension Offices

Understanding Credit Reports and Scores

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

MoneyWi$e Episode 4, Season 5

Credit reports and credit scores can be difficult to understand.  However, using the knowledge shared by Kelly May on this episode of Talking FACS, you can decipher what the numbers mean.  Kelly also provides tips for accessing your credit report and steps to take to keep your score strong.

To access your free annual credit reports:
annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228.  To request by mail,

Annual Credit Report Request Service

PO Box 105281

Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

For more information about:

Credit reports and scores

Disputing and reporting false information on your credit report

For more information about this and other MoneyWi$e topics, visit:

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

MoneyWi$e Website

MoneyWi$e Facebook Page

Supporting a Culture of Health: Empowering the Youth of Casey County

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Angela Grubbs, Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Nursing and Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 15

An interdisciplinary team of UK health care providers joined together to positively impact the health of Casey County elementary-aged children with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Working with the community, the team focused on providing tools that targeted five elements of health:

· Preventing illness/injuries and risky behaviors;

· Emphasizing the importance of oral health;

· Abstaining from all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes);

· Eating healthy/nutritious foods; and

· Emphasizing the importance of physical activity.

For more information about this initiative and other UK Dentistry resources, visit:

CASEY Health: Coordinating Activities to Support Empowerment of Youth

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Harm Reduction in the Real World

Host: Mindy McCulley, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Season 5, Episode 9

On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Alex Elswick relates Harm Reduction/harm reduction to real life activities and events.  He shares the impact harm reduction strategies can have on individuals, families, and communities.

For more information about Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, visit us at one of our local UK Cooperative Extension Offices or online through any of the sites listed below.

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Harm Reduction

Host: Mindy McCulley, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Season 5, Episode 8

Dr. Alex Elswick joins Talking FACS to discuss Harm Reduction from a policy approach and from a personal approach.  He discusses the steps we can take personally to reduce the harm of drugs in and around our homes and communities.  He also addresses the policies that our communities can support to help those who use drugs reduce the harm that these substance have upon them.  Join us for this enlightening and engaging discussion.

For more information about Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, visit us at one of our local UK Cooperative Extension Offices or online through any of the sites listed below.

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Preparing for Retirement

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

MoneyWi$e Episode 3, Season 5

Planning for retirement is important no matter your life stage.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff discusses the importance of retirement planning at the beginning of the process and when you are ready to start making withdrawals.

For more information about this topic and other MoneyWi$e topics, visit:

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

MoneyWi$e Website

MoneyWi$e Facebook Page

Cancer Care Close to Home - the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guests: Dr. Timothy Mullett, Medical Director and Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Ms. Cheri Tolle, Deputy Director, UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN)

Community hospitals collaborate with the UK Markey Cancer Center to allow patients to stay close to home for high quality cancer care. On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Tim Mullett and Cheri Tolle from the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN) share how everyone (from the patients and families, to the healthcare providers, to Markey Cancer Center, up to the community) benefits from MCCAN.  They explain why the NCI cancer center designation is important and how high quality care is defined in communities.

For more information about MCCAN visit:

Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

MCCAN Annual Report

 

 

 

Happy Labor Day

Wishing a Happy Labor Day to all of our listeners!  Enjoy this time safely with all your family and friends!  Please listen to one of our classic episodes, if you are in need of a Talking FACS update today!

To connect with FCS Extension:

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Creating Safe Spaces to Explore Foods

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension

Guest: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Season 5, Episode 7

Trying new things can sometimes be scary or uncomfortable. Creating a safe and positive experience at snacks and mealtime can help ease these strong reactions and support children in trying new, healthy foods.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Courtney Luecking shares tips for introducing new foods to children that will encourage exploration.

For more information about Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, visit us at one of our local UK Cooperative Extension Offices or online through any of the sites listed below.

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

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