The Foundation seeks to ensure that all Kentuckians have access to safe, affordable, quality health care. A large portion of our work in this area is devoted to ensuring that Kentucky’s Medicaid beneficiaries maintain access to coverage under the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid 1115 waiver five-year demonstration program. Specifically, the Foundation is:
  • Coordinating premium payment assistance for Medicaid beneficiaries unable to afford them.
  • Leading a stakeholder advisory group to provide the state with ongoing evaluation and recommendations regarding the program.
  • Supporting the development of activities that qualify for the 80 hours per month of community engagement required of Medicaid beneficiaries.

The Foundation also works to increase the availability of information on quality, evidence-based substance use treatment, prevention and recovery services in Kentucky. Toward that goal, we are:

  • Providing regular learning opportunities for health care leaders, agencies and providers about the best practices for these services.
  • Developing a cross-sector collaborative model in an area of Kentucky that currently has a high overdose rate.
In addition, we are seeking to increase the number of Kentucky communities that support a healthier workforce by establishing and piloting health-related criteria for the Workforce Development and Education Cabinet’s “Work Ready Communities” program.

For more information, contact Veronica Cecil at vcecil@healthy-ky.org, 502-326-2583.