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Oldham County is Healthiest in State; Floyd County is Least Healthy, According to Annual Rankings

Jeffersontown, KY- Oldham County has the healthiest residents in Kentucky and Floyd County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the fourth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states. Terry Brooks, executive director at Kentucky [...]

By |2013-03-20T10:55:47-04:00March 20th, 2013|News Room|

Another Hearing for Smoke-Free Kentucky

As a student in the University Of Louisville’s School Of Public Health, we often discuss methods to reduce behaviors that are harmful to health and increase wellness at the community level. We discuss strategies such as increasing sidewalk safety to promote exercise, the placement of healthy foods in school cafeterias to promote nutrition, reducing the spread of communicable diseases to promote wellness, and yes, we discuss reducing tobacco use in Kentucky-- a lot. Tobacco use [...]

By |2013-02-28T16:07:34-05:00February 28th, 2013|Blog, Health|

It’s Time to Clear the Air

 Last month I asked my children to draw a poster to submit for Children's Advocacy Day on what they thought would make Kentucky a better place to be a kid. My 5-year-old child and I talked about some different ideas, but my 7-year-old son jumped right in to drawing. He had his idea and set to work. A picture emerged of a pizza restaurant with a no smoking sign on the front door. When I [...]

By |2013-02-12T13:50:30-05:00February 12th, 2013|Blog, Health|

Statement on Governor Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth Address

Jeffersontown, KY-The Governor’s forward looking message gives hope to Kentucky’s kids.  The broad-based agenda around revenue and adequacy is an imperative, not an option. It is an imperative it we want to protect Kentucky’s  kids from abuse and neglect. It is an imperative if we want Kentucky’s kids to emerge as world-class learners. It is an imperative if we want Kentucky’s families not to feel the high price of being poor. We applaud the Governor’s call for [...]

By |2013-02-06T21:00:26-05:00February 6th, 2013|News Room|

Tune it to KET Tonight and Show your Support for Smoke-Free Kentucky

Please tune in tonight, Monday, January 14 to show your support for Smoke-Free Kentucky!  See below for information on how to call in or send an email message during the broadcast. Passing a statewide, comprehensive smoke-free law is a 2013 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priority. View the Blueprint Smoke-free fact sheet here. Scheduled guests are: - State Rep. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington - State Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville - Dr. Shawn Jones, past president of the Kentucky Medical Association - [...]

By |2013-01-14T08:53:24-05:00January 14th, 2013|Blog, Health|

It’s Time to Clear the Air

VIDEO: Kentucky - Business Has Never Been Healthier (smoke free) During 2013, the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children will be working to pass a statewide, comprehensive smoke-free law which would prohibit smoking inside all work-sites  including restaurants and bars. We are working with the Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition to CLEAR THE AIR. We all have the right to breathe clean indoor air—workers, families, children, everyone.  Currently, about one-third of Kentuckians live in communities with comprehensive smoke-free laws, leaving thousands of children still [...]

By |2012-12-12T11:01:02-05:00December 12th, 2012|Blog, Health|
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