December 2017

Kentucky improves some in health ranking, December 18, 2017

Kentucky's 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

November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kentucky's Opioid Response Effort, November 2017

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

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

October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2017

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

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

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

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

How Communities Can Improve Health Care, September 13, 2017

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

August 2017

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

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

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

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

JULY 2017

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

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

June 2017

Chandler talks health to group, June 29, 2017

Medicaid Wavier Revision, June 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

MAY 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2017

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

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

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

Ky. uninsured rate has dropped significantly under Obamacare, but many struggle with maintaining stable coverage, Kentucky Health News, February 15, 2017

21 percent of Kentuckians without stable health coverage, The Daily Independent, February 15, 2017

Smoke-free schools: Statewide law would have support, The Daily Independent, February 14, 2017

Chandler addresses state, local health issues, The Central Kentucky News-Journal, February 13, 2017

Addiction Treatment Grew Under Health Law. Now What? New York Times, February 10, 2017

IN OUR VIEW: E-cigarettes likely gateway to other unhealthy behavior, The Daily Independent, February 10, 2017

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

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

Study Shows Vast Majority of Kentucky's Medicaid Recipients are Expansion Enrollees,, February 9, 2017

The Bottom Line: Tobacco-free school campus bill passes Senate committee, The Lane Report, February 9, 2017

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

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

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

January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Report: Medicaid expansion has provided drug treatment for thousands, Danville Messenger-Inquirer, Jan. 4, 2017

Obamacare Withdrawal, HBO Vice News Tonight, Jan. 3, 2017