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Fran Feltner has spent more than 30 years in rural health care, in capacities ranging from clinical and hospital nursing with an MSN in Advanced Practice Rural Public Health Nursing-Administration. Her current role is the director of the UK Center for Rural Health’s lay health workers division. She and her programs have won numerous state, regional and national awards, including the Southern Health Association’s Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award for contributions to public health; and one of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s initial Innovations in Prevention awards. The Center for Rural Health won the 2005 Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Leadership Award. Ms. Feltner recently graduated from the prestigious Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program and for the past two years has served as a reviewer on Johnson & Johnson’s grant selection panel.
Ms. Feltner co-authored a Kentucky Homeplace program diabetes awareness survey for the July 2005 Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. Kentucky Homeplace was featured in 2005 as one of 13 “Models That Work” during a KET health promotion series. More recently, it was selected as one of three model programs by the National Association of Social Workers. Kentucky Homeplace is featured in the C-Change Collaborating to Conquer Cancer film, “Cancer Patient Navigation: Care for Your Community.” In 2007 Kentucky Homeplace received the Health Kentucky organization’s annual Advocacy Award. In 2008, the Kentucky Homeplace Program was awarded the National Rural Health Association Outstanding Rural Health Program Award in recognition of great accomplishment in coordinating health services and providing essential care to rural underserved population