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Russell County pilot program aims to help support children dealing with adverse childhood experiences

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service A pilot program launching in one rural Kentucky school district this summer aims to help schools better support children dealing with the violence, addiction and other trauma known as Adverse Childhood Experiences. Nearly 27% of Kentucky children have experienced two or more so-called “ACEs” by the time they’re 17, according to a 2018 America’s...

KHIP study shows when it comes to keeping healthy — we are our own problem

There are many ways to assess a person’s health. One way is to ask people to evaluate their own health. In 2015, 4 in 10 Kentucky adults (43 percent) reported that their health was excellent or very good. Fewer than 3 in 10 (26 percent) said that their health was good. However, 31 percent of adults said their health was fair or poor. These percentages are about the same as in 2014. Research has...