Health and Welfare
Gov. Beshear Sets Goals to Improve State's Health
Kentucky’s dismal health rankings are well-known and span generations. The state has long had the dubious distinction of being among the national leaders in cancer diagnoses, smoking rates, diabetes, heart disease and a host of other maladies. Gov.
Steve Beshear declared Thursday that Kentucky will significantly reduce incidence and deaths from these diseases and habits through a new, aggressive and wide-ranging initiative, called “kyhealthnow."