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Strategic initiative for transformational employment announced by Department of Workforce Investment

The Department for Workforce Investment (DWI) has partnered with several agencies to enhance career and recovery services for Kentuckians impacted by substance abuse. Partners include the Department of Corrections (DOC), Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center to implement Strategic Initiative for Transformational Employment (SITE). Kentucky received...

28 new school resource centers granted additional funding, including several in Fayette County schools

More than 33,000 Kentucky students now have access to supplemental services at school thanks to the recent opening of 28 new Family Resource Youth Services Centers (FRYSC), or “friskies” centers as they are commonly called. Kentucky now has 854 FRYSCs across the Commonwealth. The primary goal of the centers is to remove non-academic barriers to learning in order to enhance student academic success. FRYSCs...

Kentucky HEALTH stakeholder forum in Ashland rescheduled; additional forum dates announced

A Kentucky HEALTH stakeholder advisory forum originally slated for Thursday, July 12 in Ashland is being rescheduled. The date, place and time of the Ashland forum will be announced later, according to program staff from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). Please continue to check the program’s website, kentuckyhealth.ky.gov for updates about upcoming stakeholder forums and other information...

Possible Hepatitis A-related death reported in Louisville could be linked to multi-county outbreak

The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), are reporting a hepatitis A-related death of a Louisville resident. The individual had symptoms and laboratory test results that met the case definition for acute hepatitis A virus infection and also had additional health issues. This...

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department of Community Based Services earns reaccreditation

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) – the state’s human services agency – has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA is an international, independent, not-for-profit, child- and family-service and behavioral health care accrediting organization. Kentucky is one of only four states in the country with this distinction. The...