(LOUISVILLE, Ky - July 29, 2019) The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is seeking input about the topics and questions to be included in the next Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP). The deadline for suggestions is Aug. 9, 2019.

KHIP is a telephone poll of Kentucky adults, asking their views on key health policy issues likely to come before the legislature or local policy-making bodies. KHIP also asks adults' opinions on health-related topics and health status measures. The poll is funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health.

KHIP has been conducted annually since 2008, and the Foundation would like the public's input on topics as well as specific questions that should be asked when the poll is conducted later this fall. KHIP data is used by a variety of government, nonprofit, media and other organizations focused on improving health and providing health care in Kentucky, to help them better understand the health issues Kentuckians face and their perceptions about potential solutions.

KHIP has asked questions on a variety of timely topics, including tobacco use, health care coverage, and substance abuse, in recent years.

In the area of tobacco, for example, KHIP reports released this year revealed that 54 percent of Kentucky adults had received the flu shot in the prior 12 months, support for tobacco control policies remained steady, more adults favor than oppose needle exchange programs, and that the percentage of adults with dental insurance had risen and that fewer were delaying dental care due to cost.

Details about previous KHIP topics and questions are available here. Please submit input on our website here by close of business on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. For additional information about KHIP, please contact Rachelle Seger, Community Health Research Officer, at 502-238-2139 or rseger@healthy-ky.org.

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About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested nearly $28million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.

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