- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An institute at the University of Louisville is receiving $2.5 million to help bring health care to rural and medically underserved areas in Kentucky.

The grant to the Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

It is to be used to create the Kentucky Rural and Underserved Geriatric Interprofessional Program. Organizations from six rural Kentucky counties - Hart, Metcalfe, Barren, Bullitt, Henry and Shelby - will be involved.

The university says the program is expected to address needs in geriatric and primary care, a growing Hispanic population, chronic disease, older rural populations, and education and resources in Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses.

The institute’s executive director, Dr. Anna Faul, will head the three-year initiative.

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