Friday, August 11, 2017

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky seeks information from health coalitions for directory

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is updating its directory of local health coalitions and is asking groups that work to improve health in their communities to provide their contact information online by Sept. 8 if they want to be included.

The 2016  Kentucky Health Coalitions Directory includes about 400 such groups and statewide coalitions. The application defines a coalition as: community coalitions, collectives, collaborations, groups, networks and partnerships working to improve the health of the people of Kentucky.

"The Foundation's Health Coalitions Directory raises awareness of efforts to improve health in local communities and across the state, and fosters sharing and collaboration," Ben Chandler, President and CEO of the foundation, said in a news release. "These coalitions are largely local groups comprising neighbors and colleagues who are working together to identify and solve health-related issues in the communities where they live, work and raise their families."

The efforts of coalitions in the directory vary; some work to increase access to healthy food and physical activity; others plan needed health screenings and provide health education for people at risk for serious health problems such as cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases; and others work to enact smoke-free or complete-streets ordinances.

Click here to enter your coalition's information.  For more information, contact Rachelle Seger at or 502-326-2583.

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