December 2017

Kentucky improves some in health ranking, December 18, 2017

http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_235879ac-e391-11e7-8619-cf4c2bb676af.html

Kentucky's Health Ranking Shows Slight Uptick

http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-health-ranking-shows-slight-uptick

Two decades of data show Kentucky communities with strong smoke-free laws have 8 percent fewer cases of lung cancer, December 1, 2017

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/12/study-finds-kentucky-communities-with.html

November 2017

$1 More for a Healthier Generation, November 30, 2017

http://www.oldhamera.com/content/1-more-healthier-generation

Casey County students’ Smoke-Free Group receives First Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion Award, November 22, 2017

https://www.amnews.com/2017/11/22/24833/

KIDS COUNT shows areas of progress, concern in Ky., November 22, 2017

http://www.winchestersun.com/2017/11/22/kids-count-shows-areas-of-progress-concern-in-ky/

Kids in Whitley lag behind state in key health areas, November 22, 2017

https://www.thenewsjournal.net/kids-whitley-lag-behind-state-key-health-areas/

Casey County High School students win award for their smoke-free efforts; 17 percent of Kentucky's youth are smokers, November 16, 2017

https://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/11/casey-county-high-school-students-win.html

Kentucky's children improved on several health measures in last year but still lag behind nation; many counties are far behind, November 14, 2017

https://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/11/kentuckys-children-improved-on-several.html

Local health fair aims to kick start education at younger ages, November 14, 2017

http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Local-health-fair-aims-to-kick-start-education-at-lower-levels-457540673.html

Casey Youth Coalition Get 1st Healthy KY Policy Champion Award, November 14, 2017

http://ridingthewave.com/local-news/333530

Kentucky's Opioid Response Effort, November 2017

http://www.medicalnews.md/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/MN_Nov_2017_web.pdf

Being ‘underinsured’ another measure of health coverage, November 6, 2017

https://healthjournalism.org/blog/2017/11/being-underinsured-another-measure-of-health-coverage/

Tobacco’s Toll: New Push To Stop Smoking In Country’s Sickest States, November 3, 2017

http://ohiovalleyresource.org/2017/11/03/tobaccos-toll-new-push-stop-smoking-countrys-sickest-states/

October 2017

Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow Launches with Agenda to Reduce Tobacco Use, October 26, 2017

https://www.ket.org/smoking/coalition-smoke-free-tomorrow-launches-agenda-reduce-tobacco-use/

Kentucky launches Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow, October 22, 2017

http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/news/local/kentucky-launches-coalition-for-a-smoke-free-tomorrow/article_d6902d12-aaeb-51c1-9a79-accec0af48af.html

New smoke-free coalition pushing for one dollar increase in cigarette tax, October 19, 2017

https://kychamberbottomline.com/2017/10/19/new-smoke-free-coalition-pushing-for-one-dollar-increase-in-cigarette-tax/

State coalition launched to improve health, reduce costs of smoking, October 19, 2017

http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_89ae0376-b4f6-11e7-b702-5f984ea6b9fe.html

Broad anti-smoking coalition launches with a lofty goal: adding $1 to cigarette tax in next legislative session, October 18

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/10/broad-anti-smoking-coalition-launches.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+KentuckyHealthNews+%28%3Cb%3EKentucky+Health+News%3C%2Fb%3E%29

New coalition to tackle Kentucky’s ‘smoking crisis’, October 17, 2017

https://insiderlouisville.com/business/new-coalition-to-tackle-kentuckys-smoking-crisis/

Remedies for opioid crisis require leaving politics behind, October 12, 2017

http://www.amnews.com/2017/10/12/remedies-for-opioid-crisis-require-leaving-politics-behind/

September 2017

'Dreamland' Author Sam Quinones Addresses Opioid Crisis at Health Policy Forum, September 25, 2017

http://weku.fm/post/dreamland-author-sam-quinones-addresses-opioid-crisis-health-policy-forum

State of Addiction: How can Kentucky turn the tide on opioid epidemic?, September 25, 2017

http://www.wlky.com/article/state-of-addiction-how-can-kentucky-turn-tide-on-opioid-epidemic/12465987

Kentucky health leaders hold forum on opioid crisis, September 25, 2017

http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Kentucky-health-leaders-hold-forum-on-opioid-crisis-447701413.html

Appalachian Ky. is short of most types of health-care providers, though it has the poorest health of any region in the state, September 12, 2017

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/09/appalachian-ky-is-short-of-most-types.html

How Communities Can Improve Health Care, September 13, 2017

https://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2017/09/13/how-communities-can-improve-health-care/

One-on-One: Focus Policy on Health Rather Than Healthcare, September 14, 2017

http://www.lanereport.com/81283/2017/09/one-on-one-focus-policy-on-health-rather-than-healthcare/

August 2017

Chandler: Purchase Has State's Lowest Smoking Rate, August 28, 2017

http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/Local-Regional/Western-Kentucky/Chandler-Purchase-Has-State-s-Lowest-Smoking-Rate.aspx

Big study finds Appalachia falling behind rest of the nation in health; rural areas often worse off, August 24, 2017

http://irjci.blogspot.com/2017/08/big-study-finds-appalachia-falling.html

E. Ky. health worst in Appalachia; curbing smoking best solution, August 23, 2017

http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article169003902.html

Infant Mortality Disparity Grows in Appalachia, Study Finds, August 7, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/08/07/us/ap-us-mortality-appalachia.html

JULY 2017

Studies show Kentucky would be among biggest losers under current version of health care bill, July 3, 2017

http://www.kyforward.com/studies-show-kentucky-would-be-among-biggest-losers-under-current-version-of-health-care-bill/

Studies say Kentucky would be among biggest losers if current version of Senate Republicans' health-insurance bill became law, July 2, 2017

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/07/studies-say-kentucky-would-be-among.html

June 2017

Chandler talks health to group, June 29, 2017

http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/chandler-talks-health-to-group/article_c74c03b7-b215-5c4c-bc0a-4957132b5150.html

Medicaid Wavier Revision, June 29, 2017

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2017/07/07/bevin-proposes-more-changes-limit-states-medicaid-health-plan/450982001/

How the latest Senate health care bill would affect Kentucky, June 27, 2017

https://www.wtvq.com/2017/06/27/latest-senate-health-care-bill-affect-kentucky/

Kids Count finds Kentucky lagging: Some gains have been made for children; state ranks 34th in U.S., Messenger-Inquirer, June 14, 2017

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/kids-count-finds-kentucky-lagging/article_df472855-53e4-5982-915f-2e874c436f0a.html

Ky. ranked 34th for overall well-being of children in Kids Count report; advocates say key to improvement is to address poverty, Kentucky Health news, June 13, 2017

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/06/ky-ranked-34th-for-overall-well-being.html

Investing In Policy And Advocacy: A Foundation Shares Lessons Learned, Health Affairs Blog, June 6, 2017

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/06/06/investing-in-policy-and-advocacy-a-foundation-shares-lessons-learned/

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, The Richmond Register, June 1, 2017

http://www.richmondregister.com/opinion/thumbs-up-thumbs-down/article_e0910cb4-46de-11e7-a116-037884ddb7cb.html

MAY 2017

Fighting back: Drug Task Force plays important role battling drug epidemic, The Richmond Register, May 20, 2017

http://www.richmondregister.com/opinion/fighting-back-drug-task-force-plays-important-role-battling-drug/article_e883772e-3ce1-11e7-8335-237cbe7ca50b.html

Heroin epidemic state’s chief public health focus, The Kentucky Standard, May 11, 2017

http://www.kystandard.com/content/heroin-epidemic-state%E2%80%99s-chief-public-health-focus

Poll: 20% of people in Lexington know someone addicted to heroin, WTVQ, May 10, 2017

http://www.wtvq.com/2017/05/10/poll-20-people-lexington-know-someone-addicted-heroin/

Heroin problem unabated in Ky. and NKY, poll shows, USA Today, May 9, 2017

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/05/09/heroin-problem-unabated-ky-and-nky-poll-shows/101438700/

New Poll: Heroin epidemic hits Louisville and Northern Kentucky hard, Insider Louisville, May 9, 2017

https://insiderlouisville.com/metro/new-poll-kentuckys-heroin-problem-is-getting-worse/

The number of Kentuckians who know a heroin abuser has nearly doubled since 2013, The Lexington Herald-Leader, May 9, 2017

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article149454854.html

Heroin problem unabated in Ky. and NKY, poll shows, Cincinnati.com, May 9, 2017

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/05/09/heroin-problem-unabated-ky-and-nky-poll-shows/101438700/

National survey finds many Americans can't identify mental-health problems, and even some who do are unfamiliar with treatment, Kentucky Health News, May 6, 2017

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/05/national-survey-finds-many-americans.html

KY Health Advocate Weighs in on GOP Health Plan, WKMS, May 5, 2017

http://wkms.org/post/ky-health-advocate-weighs-gop-health-plan

Poll offers glimpse of persistent depression in Appalachia, The News and Tribune, May 2, 2017

http://www.newsandtribune.com/cnhi_network/poll-offers-glimpse-of-persistent-depression-in-appalachia/article_a06cf7fa-9ff7-5693-a2a6-ab63b73f4e6b.html

Poll offers glimpse of persistent depression in Appalachia, The Sentinel Echo, May 2, 2017

http://www.sentinel-echo.com/cnhi_network/poll-offers-glimpse-of-persistent-depression-in-appalachia/article_d1bfa9b0-9277-5825-b308-fd5f66af3004.html

Poll offers glimpse of persistent depression in Appalachia, The Richmond Register, May 2, 2017

http://www.richmondregister.com/cnhi_network/poll-offers-glimpse-of-persistent-depression-in-appalachia/article_e7f7a05f-f157-5009-ac03-4b6a2b75ef9c.html

April 2017

Kentuckians support statewide smoke-free law, Lexington Herald-Leader, April 20, 2017

http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/editorials/article144115399.html

Poll: Half of KY adults know someone facing depression, WPSD local 6, April 18, 2017

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/35178232/poll-half-of-ky-adults-know-someone-facing-depression

Many Kentuckians struggle to maintain stable coverage, The Richmond Register, April 5, 2017

http://www.richmondregister.com/news/many-kentuckians-struggle-to-maintain-stable-coverage/article_dddef3a2-1a4a-11e7-a597-2b487b392626.html

Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country, The Washington Post, April 4, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/support-surges-for-smoking-ban-in-tobacco-country/2017/04/04/ce3f11e8-1941-11e7-8598-9a99da559f9e_story.html?utm_term=.b79bf74c12c4

Poll shows rising approval for statewide smoke-free laws, Insider Louisville, April 4, 2017

http://insiderlouisville.com/metro/government/poll-shows-rising-approval-for-statewide-smoke-free-laws/

Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country, The Lexington Herald-Leader, April 4, 2017

MARCH 2017

Health Park aiming for a mid-summer opening, The Paducah Sun, April 3, 2017

http://www.paducahsun.com/news/local/040217_PS_Playground-2488262

Who's on top? County health rankings released, The Courier-Journal, March 29, 2017

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/wellness/health/2017/03/29/whos-top-county-health-rankings-released/99719282/

Ranking of healthiest counties revealed, USA Today, March 29, 2017

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/29/suburban-drug-overdoses-fuel-spike-premature-death-rate/99728380/

Poll: 12 percent of Kentuckians with kids keep a loaded, unsecured gun at home, Lexington Herald-Leader, March 28, 2017

http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article141201433.html#storylink=cpy

Local parents talk importance of gun safety in homes with children, WPSD Local 6, March 28, 2017

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/story/35017943/local-parents-talk-importance-of-gun-safety-in-homes-with-children

Trump heads to Kentucky for health care push, CBS News, March 21, 2017

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-heads-to-kentucky-for-health-care-push/

Obamacare's impact in Ky: 7 things to know, The Courier-Journal, March 16, 2017

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/wellness/health/2017/03/16/obamacares-impact-ky-7-things-know/99244962/

After Change to Healthcare.gov, Kentucky Enrollment Stays Level, WFPL, March 7, 2017

http://wfpl.org/change-healthcare-gov-kentucky-enrollment-stays-level/

New Data Show Stark Health Disparities In East, West Louisville, WFPL, March 3, 2017

http://wfpl.org/new-data-show-stark-health-disparities-east-west-louisville/?utm_source=Membership&utm_campaign=7040911793-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_10_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31d173f954-7040911793-167023037&mc_cid=7040911793&mc_eid=dfc79e9e46

House to consider smoking cessation coverage bill Thursday, WTVQ, March 2, 2017

http://www.wtvq.com/2017/03/02/house-consider-smoking-cessation-coverage-bill-thursday/

Poll finds that most Kentucky adults have access to healthy foods, but most also don't eat enough fruits and vegetables daily, Kentucky Health News, March 1, 2017

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/03/poll-finds-most-kentucky-adults-have.html

Poll: Many Kentuckians Not Eating Enough Healthy Food, Cost Barrier For Some, WKMS, March 1, 2017

http://wkms.org/post/poll-many-kentuckians-not-eating-enough-healthy-food-cost-barrier-some

Poll: Many Kentuckians Not Getting Enough Healthy Food, With Cost Cited as Barrier For Some, WKYUFM, March 1, 2017

http://wkyufm.org/post/poll-many-kentuckians-not-getting-enough-healthy-food-cost-cited-barrier-some#stream/0

February 2017

The Democrat Responding To Trump’s Big Speech Has A Warning For The President, The Huffington Post, February 28, 2017

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-beshear-trump-obamacare_us_58b494a6e4b0780bac2c75e5

Immunizations are a hot topic in Frankfort; comment on updated regulation ends Tuesday; shots-for-college bill looks dead, Kentucky Health News, February 27, 2017

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/02/immunizations-are-hot-topic-in.html

Help Kentuckians quit, The News-Enterprise, February 27, 2017

http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/help-kentuckians-quit

Ky. uninsured rate has dropped significantly under Obamacare, but many struggle with maintaining stable coverage, Kentucky Health News, February 15, 2017
http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/02/ky-uninsured-rate-has-dropped.html

21 percent of Kentuckians without stable health coverage, The Daily Independent, February 15, 2017 
http://www.dailyindependent.com/news/percent-of-kentuckians-without-stable-health-coverage/article_053e66ac-f3be-11e6-8c28-1f83500f1445.html

Smoke-free schools: Statewide law would have support, The Daily Independent, February 14, 2017
http://www.dailyindependent.com/news/smoke-free-schools-statewide-law-would-have-support/article_f7e65416-f26d-11e6-9ff7-3b00cf313683.html

Chandler addresses state, local health issues, The Central Kentucky News-Journal, February 13, 2017
http://www.cknj.com/content/chandler-addresses-state-local-health-issues

Addiction Treatment Grew Under Health Law. Now What? New York Times, February 10, 2017
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/health/addiction-treatment-opiods-aca-obamacare.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/

IN OUR VIEW: E-cigarettes likely gateway to other unhealthy behavior, The Daily Independent, February 10, 2017
http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/in-our-view-e-cigarettes-likely-gateway-to-other-unhealthy/article_737bae0e-efd1-11e6-b003-9b608c71cbdf.html

Bill to ban tobacco products from school property and activities heads to full Senate after change to satisfy school officials, Kentucky Health News, February 10, 2017
http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/02/bill-to-ban-tobacco-products-from.html

Most adults on Medicaid qualify because Ky. expanded program; at risk as Republicans in Congress work to replace Obamacare, Kentucky Health News, February 9, 2017
http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/02/most-adults-on-medicaid-qualify-because.html

Study Shows Vast Majority of Kentucky's Medicaid Recipients are Expansion Enrollees, WKMS..org, February 9, 2017
http://wkms.org/post/study-shows-vast-majority-kentuckys-medicaid-recipients-are-expansion-enrollees

The Bottom Line: Tobacco-free school campus bill passes Senate committee, The Lane Report, February 9, 2017
http://www.lanereport.com/73346/2017/02/the-bottom-line-tobacco-free-school-campus-bill-passes-senate-committee/

Poll shows majority of Kentuckians want to get tougher on tobacco, Louisville Business First, February 8, 2017

http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2017/02/08/poll-shows-majority-of-kentuckians-want-to-get.html

Most Kentuckians support raising the age to buy tobacco to 21; studies say this would decrease youth and adult smoking rates, Kentucky Health News, February 7, 2017
http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/02/majority-of-kentuckians-support-raising.html

E-cigarette use more widespread in Kentucky than nationwide, Bowling Green Daily News, February 1, 2017

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

January 2017

Survey: E-cigs popular with Ky. young adults, Courier-Journal, January 31, 2017

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/wellness/health/2017/01/31/survey-e-cigs-popular-ky-young-adults/97283744/

Cancer death rates rose in poor communities with high obesity, smoking rates, analysis shows, Associated Press, January 24, 2017

http://www.kentucky.com/living/health-and-medicine/article128402279.html

In state Trump won in a landslide after pledging Obamacare repeal, fewer than 1 in 5 said they feared losing coverage, Kentucky Health News, January 19, 2017

http://kyhealthnews.blogspot.com/2017/01/in-state-trump-won-in-landslide-after.html

Chandler: Kentucky 'deeply divided on health care law', Pharmacy Choice, January 18, 2017

http://www.pharmacychoice.com/news/article.cfm?Article_ID=1681067

Majority of Kentuckians not fearful of losing insurance; Congressional Budget Office says repeal will raise costs, leave millions without insurance, cn2 Politics, January 18, 2017

http://mycn2.com/politics/majority-of-kentuckians-not-fearful-of-losing-insurance-congressional-budget-office-says-repeal-will-raise-costs-leave-millions-without-insurance

Chandler: Kentucky ‘deeply divided on health care law,’ Glasgow Daily Times, January 18, 2017

http://www.glasgowdailytimes.com/news/chandler-kentucky-deeply-divided-on-health-care-law/article_e0e7c6fc-ddd0-11e6-98d6-930f178be3c1.html

Working together to beat smoking-related disease, Insider Louisville, January 15, 2017

http://insiderlouisville.com/sponsored/working-together-to-beat-smoking-related-disease/

Healthy Me! Youth Help Kids be Healthy, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, Jan. 11, 2017

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/circulation/nie/healthy-me-youth-help-kids-be-healthy/pdf_eed64888-d826-11e6-a335-dff48a7ad8bb.html 

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky awarded over $1 million in grants to nonprofits in 2016, KyForward, Jan. 5, 2017

http://www.kyforward.com/foundation-for-a-healthy-kentucky-awarded-over-1-million-in-grants-to-nonprofits-in-2016/

Report: Medicaid expansion has provided drug treatment for thousands, Danville Messenger-Inquirer, Jan. 4, 2017
http://www.amnews.com/2017/01/04/report-medicaid-expansion-has-provided-drug-treatment-for-thousands/

Obamacare Withdrawal, HBO Vice News Tonight, Jan. 3, 2017
https://news.vice.com/story/how-obamacare-affordable-care-act-is-combatting-the-opioid-crisis