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Women's Health Kiosk Open In West Louisville

State and local officials have unveiled the first of what they hope will be many wellness kiosks that provide health information to women in underserved areas of Kentucky.   The first one is in west Louisville, at the Park DuValle Community Health Center.Kentucky Commission on Women Executive Director Eleanor Jordan says the kiosk has an easy to use touch screen and contains wide-ranging wellness information, including preventive measures. "There are many ways to get women to the doctor once. but how do you get them to come back when they're not sick? Every woman doesn't have immediate access to a health care provider. There are still many women who can't get on a website to get information, because of the digital divide we still have in Kentucky," she said.The kiosk was funded by a combination of state, federal and private funds.Jordan says another one is planned soon in western Kentucky.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.

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