LOUISVILLE, Ky, April 6, 2021 - Recent federal policy changes give states and advocates for improving children's health the opportunity to increase access to Medicaid health care coverage for children and their families. Children covered by health insurance grow up to be healthier adults with higher educational attainment and better paying jobs. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a Health for a Change webinar in April to explain these policy changes and what they mean for the wellbeing of families and children in Kentucky.
 
The one-hour webinar is free, but registration is required. State and local government officials, health department directors, media, Kentucky nonprofits, health care providers and other interested parties are invited to attend.
 
Kentucky's Children: Important Health Policy Updates
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12 Noon EDT / 11 am CDT
Register here.
 
Speakers:
  • Kelly Whitener, JD, MPH, Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Dustin Pugel, senior policy analyst, Kentucky Center for Economic Policy
The webinar is part of the Foundation's Health for a Change capacity-building training series, created to support nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth to advance pressing health issues.
 
For questions about the webinar or the Health for a Change series, contact Rachelle Seger, rseger@healthy-ky.org.
 
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 more than $29 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth.
 
Media Contacts:
Bonnie J. Hackbarth
bhackbarth@healthy-ky.org 
877-326-2583 (Office)
502-552-3770 (Mobile)
 
Alexa Kerley
akerley@healthy-ky.org 
877-326-2583 (Office)
859-229-9611 (Mobile)