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Kentucky 2015 Keeneland Conference

Research shows that improving the public’s health requires much more than simply expanding health insurance coverage and improving access to doctors and hospitals.  This is why leaders in public health research, policy, and practice from around the country will gather in Lexington this week to share their latest lessons learned at the 2015 Keeneland Conference in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR), a premier national meeting focused on advancing the science of public health across the United States.

Held at the Hilton Downtown Lexington hotel, from April 21-22, the Keeneland Conference will bring together national experts to share the latest research and insights regarding how to organize, finance, and deliver programs and policies that improve health status on a population-wide basis.

Keynote speakers scheduled for the conference, include Mr. Ian Galloway, senior research associate of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Dr. Alonzo Plough, vice president of research-evaluation-leadership and chief science officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Dr. Anita Chandra, director of RAND Corporation Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment.

In addition to the three keynote speakers, this year’s Keeneland Conference will feature three interactive plenary sessions:

  • Learning from Research on Health Reform Implementation,
  • International Developments in PHSSR
  • Meeting the Needs of PHSSR Knowledge Users: A Conversation

“We received the largest number of abstract submissions in the conference’s eight-year history, and our concurrent scientific sessions will bring you findings from innovative and insightful studies that can support decision-making to maximize population health impact, cost-effectiveness, and health equity,” said Dr. Glen Mays, a professor of public health at UK and the director of the coordinating center.

The coordinating center is housed at theUniversity of Kentucky College of Public Health and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information regarding the conference, visit  www.keenelandconference.org.