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Schuster wins top health policy advocacy award for more than 40 years of work in mental health field

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Sheila Schuster, who has spent more than four decades advocating for those with mental illness and other disabilities, and worked to increase access to health care across Kentucky, was named the first Gil Friedell Health Policy Champion to a standing ovation by an audience from all over Kentucky. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky award was presented at the...

Half of state adults know someone who is depressed, 30 percent don’t know where to call for treatment

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Nearly half of Kentucky adults know someone who has a serious problem with depression, and most say they know who to contact for treatment, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. “Depression is common in Kentucky, as it is elsewhere in the country, and it’s important to understand that it is a serious mood disorder that can and should...

Forum examines Kentucky’s health care system and how it is ‘Doing Care Differently’

By Molly Burchett and Al Cross Kentucky Health News   What does health care reform mean to Kentucky? What impact has Medicaid expansion had? Can we work together to do care differently in Kentucky? Answers to these questions and more were offered by national, regional and local health care experts in Louisville at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s annual Howard L. Bost Health Policy...