Working with a local, regional or state health coalition? A simple step can help make healthy changes in Kentucky

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is asking you to help update last year’s Kentucky Health Coalitions Directory, a list of local groups working to better Kentucky’s health, so that additional coalitions can be identified and groups can work together toward their shared goal of bettering the state.

“These are local residents working on solutions to health issues in their cities and towns,” said Susan Zepeda, CEO and president of the foundation. “These groups have differing levels of organization and are pursuing various goals. The Coalitions Directory is a resource for them and allows them to connect with other groups working to make their community a healthier place to live, work, and play.”

Now, across the state’s 120 counties, there are 143 coalitions with varying health interests: some are increasing access to healthy food and physical activity, others focus on education about risk-factors for serious health problems like diabetes and other chronic diseases and others are improving working conditions through smoke-free ordinances.

All groups are working to positively change Kentucky’s health, and an updated directory will help the foundation raise awareness of the coalitions’ local efforts, foster collaboration, build local capacity and provide assistance to groups. Follow this link to submit new or revised information to the Coalitions Directory.

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