A directory that lists all the local groups working on health-related issues in the state has been released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. It identifies 143 groups — at least one in each county — and lists the primary contact person at each location.
"These are local residents working on solutions to health issues in their cities and towns," said Susan Zepeda, CEO of the foundation. "As these groups work to make their community a healthier place to live, work, study and play, they are improving the overall health of our state."
Whether in the form of coalitions, collectives, consortia, associations or networks, the groups are working to improve the health of their communities. Some are looking at ways to increase access to healthy food and physical activity, others are planning screenings and education for people with chronic diseases like diabetes, and others are working toward getting smoke-free ordinances passed.
The directory can be viewed by clicking here. It will be updated periodically.