Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Mary Meehan

 

Hundreds of kids scurrying to buses are oblivious to a sign above them declaring Bourbon County High School “100 percent Tobacco Free.”

But upstairs in the library, sophomore and anti-smoking advocate Jacob Steward unfurls a six-foot scroll with earth-toned papers trapped between clear sheets of laminate. He begins reading the anti-smoking slogans he’ll post  around the school.


Kick It Kentucky Week Promotes Smoking Cessation

Sep 28, 2017
Stu Johnson

More than two dozen health organizations are promoting the physical benefits found soon after quitting smoking. 

They did so Wednesday in announcing the first Kick It, Kentucky week.


Stu Johnson

Participants at Monday’s Health Policy Forum in Lexington heard a message about combating opioid addiction from journalist Sam Quinones. 

The Los Angeles Times reporter, spent ten years doing freelance work in Mexico.


Health Advocacy Group Moving Toward Policy Focus

Jul 13, 2017
healthy-ky.org

The president of a Kentucky health advocacy organization says it’s a time of transition for his agency.  

The CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky spoke at a meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club Thursday.

 


Forum Focuses on Health as Economic Driver

Sep 19, 2016
Stu Johnson

Health advocates are stressing the importance of a healthy community as a way to help spur on economic growth.  That connection was discussed at a health policy forum in Lexington Monday.

smokefreekentucky.com

More Kentuckians are supportive of higher insurance rates for smokers than for those who are obese, according to a new health issues poll.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky conducted the study which found a majority of non smokers and former smokers agree higher rates are justifiable for smokers.

Murray State University psychology professor Sean Rife says part of that difference is that people see smoking as an active choice while obesity is more complicated.