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Alice Bridges named Healthy Ky. Policy Champion for community health, childhood trauma efforts

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named longtime Louisville healthcare executive Alice O. Bridges as the latest Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion for her work to address childhood trauma in schools and other systems, and for her efforts to improve community health. “Alice has been an integral member of the Bounce Coalition in Louisville, a collection of more than 18 area organizations...

Jamie Ennis Bloyd of Lexington named Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s Healthy Policy Champion

Childhood cancer research, prevention and treatment advocate Jamie Ennis Bloyd of Lexington has been named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Bloyd is president of both the Kentucky Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund and the Kentucky Pediatric Cancer Foundation, as well as national director of government relations and external affairs for the American Childhood...

Allen County Health Department nurse supervisor Carolyn Richey named latest Health Policy Champion

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named Carolyn Richey, a nurse supervisor with the Allen County Health Department who has worked to increase access to healthy foods for youth, as the latest Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion. Carolyn Richey receives the Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion award from Ben Chandler, CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. (Photo by Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky) Richey,...

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky honors retired Whitesburg counselor, advocate Valerie Horn

Valerie Horn, a retired school counselor and advocate from Whitesburg who works to increase the access of low-income residents in Letcher County to healthier foods, is the latest Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has announced. Horn chairs the Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers Market, directs the Grow Appalachia Program at the Cowan Community Action Group, and...

Murray Mayor Jack Rose named Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion for efforts in smoke-free ordinance

Murray Mayor Dr. Jack Rose has been named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for his work to improve local health by passing a smoke-free ordinance in the city. The award recognizes individuals and organizations working to improve the health of Kentuckians through policy change. Rose is now eligible for the Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion of the Year award,...

Whitesburg primary care physician Dr. Van Breeding named Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion

Whitesburg primary care physician Van S. Breeding has been named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for his leadership in fighting the substance use crisis in Letcher, Harlan, Perry, Owsley and Bell counties. The award recognizes individuals and organizations working to improve the health of Kentuckians through policy change. Dr. Van Breeding was named Healthy...

Foundation for a Healthy Ky. names Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion

Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless has been named a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for her leadership toward enacting a stronger smoke-free ordinance in the city. The award recognizes individuals and organizations working to improve the health of Kentuckians through policy change. Harless is now eligible for the Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion of the Year award,...

New award to recognize champions behind laws, policies to improve Kentucky’s health

Do you know someone who is a tireless advocate for health policy changes in your community or in Kentucky? A new award announced by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will recognize individuals and organizations from every corner of the Commonwealth working to enact local or state policies or laws that improve health. The Foundation will present up to two Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion awards...