October 2018

Health Policy Forum: Medical marijuana has some health benefits, but there are adverse risks        https://www.kyforward.com/health-policy-forum-medical-marijuana-has-some-health-benefits-but-there-are-adverse-risks/  

Panel at health policy forum cites alternatives to opioids for pain, and the need for a culture shift on the topic  https://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2018/09/panel-at-health-policy-forum-cites.html 

McCreary and Wayne Counties win Health Policy Champion Award from Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for being 'bright spots'                                                                                                                              https://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2018/09/mccreary-and-wayne-counties-win.html 

Flu Season is Looming, Health Official Say "Get Vaccinated"                                                                          http://www.weku.fm/post/flu-season-looming-health-officials-say-get-vaccinated 

Working with the Media Workshop                http://www.kentuckymonthly.com/events/Working%20with%20the%20Media%20Workshop/ 

Chandler: Higher cigarette tax can help state's health ranking                                                    https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/chandler-higher-cigarette-tax-can-help-state-s-health-ranking/article_415566b2-c3fb-532a-8a0c-d76b980032f0.html

Health Advocate Says Kentucky Can do More to Prevent Smoking-Related Illnesses                        http://www.wkms.org/post/health-advocate-says-kentucky-can-do-more-prevent-smoking-related-illnesses

City leaders receive flu vaccinations to 'Focus on the Flu'
 
Officials receive flu shots, encourage community to prepare
 
School Officials, Mayor get flu shots to promote preventative care
 
Community leaders get flu shots while raising awareness

http://www.wnky.com/clip/14647092/community-leaders-get-flu-shots-while-raising-awareness 

September 2018

WEKY “Eastern Standard” Program regarding Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum, Sept. 20, 2018
Full program: http://esweku.com/track/1557937/september-20-2018-full-program  

Segment One – Foundation President/CEO Ben Chandler interview with Barry Meier, former New York Times reporter and author of Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic 
 
Segment Two – “Eastern Standard” host Tom Martin interviews with Van Ingram, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, regarding Kentucky’s response to the opioid crisis; and Dr. Danesh Mazloomdoost, Wellward Regenerative Medicine, regarding alternatives to opioids for treating pain
 
Segment Three: Foundation President/CEO Ben Chandler interview with Dr. David Bradford, University of Georgia, regarding medical marijuana
 
Health officials kick off flu prevention campaign in Frankfort
 
A Letter to U of L Students: Protect yourself and your community this flu season
 
Statewide flu prevention campaign kicks off in Frankfort
 
To defend against another flu epidemic in Kentucky: 'Get the shot. Consult your doc. Stop the spread," campaign says
 
Foundation Lauds Historic FDA Efforts to Reverse Epidemic of Teen Vaping
 
Kentucky among the most obese states in annual report
 
New Data Shows Obesity Still a Crisis in Kentucky
 
Library to Host Free Media Training Workshop
 
E-cigarette advocates and critics differ on FDA's crackdown on sales to minors
 
Grant program for children’s health enters final year; foundation will share video with other communities
 
Kentucky's adult obesity rate seventh highest in U.S.
 
Can free classes help prevent accidental shootings in Kentucky?
 
Medical Marijuana Advocates Renew Push Ahead Of Next Legislative Session
 
State's new health commissioner, Dr. Jeffrey Howard, is called 'a breath of fresh air' by a local director who's seen six of them

August 2018

Whitesburg primary care physician Dr. Van Breeding named Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion
 
Murray mayor named Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion
 
Several Kentucky counties 'bright spots' in battling health challenges
 
New resources help us understand health in Appalachia, focuses on Culture of Health factors
 
Fewer adults get pain pills, survey concludes
 
Health Care: The Pain of Losing Employees
 
Foundation for a Healthy Ky. will help state keep people covered as Medicaid changes; summit discusses new work requirements
 
Secondhand smoke linked to school absences, ER visits and respiratory symptoms in teenagers; Ky. smoke-free policies lag
 
Nicotine replacement therapy products available for Kentuckians who want to quit smoking
 
Advocates say non-smoking policies lagging
 
17 companies that were warned to stop packaging electronic-cigarette liquids to kids have stopped; FDA warns it's still watching
 
All Kentucky public housing under smoking ban as of July 31; some housing authorities are offering help with cessation
 
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky report documents its change from a small philanthropy to 'an influential statewide advocate'
 
Foundation for a Healthy Ky. names Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion

July 2018

Wayne Co. labeled ‘bright spot" in health
 
Bright Spots: Positive Outliers In A Region Plagued By Poor Health
 
Several Kentucky counties’ bright spots’ in battling health challenges
 
Two Kentucky counties recognized as "bright spots" for efforts to improve overall health
 
Eastern Kentucky health stats are gloomy. Why are these ‘bright spots’ doing better?
 
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky welcomes newest board member
 
Cigarette tax got you down? These classes can help you quit
 
Cracking down on cigarettes

June 2018

Report: 1 in 7 students has misused opioids
 
Former US Congressman calls for Knox to become smoke-free

May 2018

 
Bevin Announces Partnership to Implement Medicaid Changes
 
New Partnership to Help Medicaid Enrollees Meet Work Requirement 
 
Reducing Whitley Co. smoking rate would cut cancer deaths, improve health, Chandler says 
 
Chandler reviews McLean's health program progress
 
Bevin teams up with nonprofit to help people keep their Medicaid 
 
Foundation for a Healthy Ky. will help state keep people covered as Medicaid changes; summit discusses new work requirements
 
Kentucky HEALTH to partner with Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Medicaid waiver program
 
Bevin Announces Partnership to Implement Medicaid Changes
 
Paducah cardiologist named Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion
 
Report: Kentucky ‘lagging’ in handling opioid crisis
 
Most Ky. adults support court-mandated treatment for first or second time drug offenses; all but 5 counties have drug courts
 
Former congressman visits Cadiz Rotary Club, talks about county's cancer rate
 
Kentucky cigarette tax to rise by 50 cents per pack July 1
 
Cancer more present in river counties than rest of Kentucky
 
Most Kentuckians favor court-mandated treatment programs for drug offenders 
 
Survey asks Ky residents: Should drug offenses result in mandatory treatment?
 
Chandler Discusses Cancer, Smoking Rate At Cadiz Rotary

APRIL 2018

New poll finds majority of Kentuckians believe addiction is a disease 
 
Poll: Percentage of Kentucky Adults Who Know Someone Abusing Prescription Pills Drops 
 
Murray Mayor Envisions Smoke-Free City, Committee Approves Drafting Ordinance
 
Oldham County adds e-cigarettes to smoking ban, partly at the behest of students, and drops exemptions, including break rooms
 
Poll Reflects a Drop in Prescription Pill Abuse
 
New poll finds majority of Kentuckians believe addiction is a disease
 
Ben Chandler discusses the proposed smoke-free ordinance
 
Ben Chandler Discusses Smoke-Free Kentucky, Opioids, Hemp, Marijuana
 
Report: Fewer Kentuckians being prescribed pain pills  http://www.cnhinews.com/kentucky/news/article_01c09be3-c32c-5741-9b7f-168212c8aa74.html 
 
CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Reacts to Cigarette Tax 
 

Kentucky Ex-Smokers Share Their Success Stories
https://www.ket.org/smoking/kentucky-ex-smokers-share-stories-overcoming/ 

Still need measures to reduce smoking, tobacco use in Kentucky
http://www.bereaonline.com/2018/04/still-need-measures-to-reduce-smoking-tobacco-use-in-kentucky/ 

Lexington bans tobacco, including smokeless, at city ballfields
http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2018/04/lexington-bans-tobacco-including.html 

MARCH 2018

Local doctor board treasurer for health foundation
http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/news/local-doctor-board-treasurer-for-health-foundation/article_ff6eca6a-3385-11e8-a21c-f37c67ac0eb5.html 

Smoking in Kentucky: Hidden Cost Obvious Impact
https://www.ket.org/episode/KKHEA_001322/ 

KET Kentucky Health Interview with Ben Chandler re Smoking, Opioids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DONCjiTB7LM&app=desktop 

FEBRUARY 2018

Chandler discusses cancer and smoking rates 
http://www.dailyindependent.com/news/chandler-discusses-cancer-and-smoking-rates/article_5e3b3090-0abb-11e8-9ee8-bf94ec36cd7d.html 

Health Advocates Continue Their Push for Cigarette Tax Increase
http://weku.fm/post/health-advocates-continue-their-push-cigarette-tax-increase 

E-cigarette use more widespread in Kentucky than nationwide
http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/e-cigarette-use-more-widespread-in-kentucky-than-nationwide/article_a134fa41-cdf3-573b-852a-ea93ff201b99.html 

Most Kentuckians support a law to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21, poll finds
http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2018/02/most-kentuckians-support-law-to-raise.html 

JANUARY 2018

Health advocates, state officials want to raise Kentucky’s cigarette tax by at least $1
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/wellness/health/2018/01/22/kentucky-raise-cigarette-tax-tobacco/1014117001/ 

Poll: Kentuckians overwhelmingly back higher tobacco taxes, January 4, 2018

http://www.wdrb.com/story/37191666/poll-kentuckians-overwhelmingly-back-higher-tobacco-taxes