Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky http://wkms.org en Kentuckians Like Expanded Medicaid But Not The Legislation That Made It Happen http://wkms.org/post/kentuckians-expanded-medicaid-not-legislation-made-it-happen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A </span><a href="http://www.healthy-ky.org/sites/default/files/2014_WKY_KHIP_FINAL.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">new poll</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> finds </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> aren’t happy with the Affordable Care Act, but they do like benefits the legislation made possible.</span></p><p>According to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky study released today, this disconnect is consistent throughout the state, although people in the more urban areas—Lexington and Louisville—were at least nearly 10 percent more favorable of the ACA.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:40:05 +0000 Whitney Jones 41986 at http://wkms.org Kentuckians Like Expanded Medicaid But Not The Legislation That Made It Happen Poll: 84% of Kentuckians Favor Tobacco-Free K-12 Campuses http://wkms.org/post/poll-84-kentuckians-favor-tobacco-free-k-12-campuses <p>According to <a href="http://www.healthy-ky.org/news-events/press-releases/kentuckians-views-health-related-school-policies">a poll released by a nonprofit health organization</a>, a vast majority of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school districts.</p><p>The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, partnering with Interact for Health, funded the poll which was conducted last fall.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:41:34 +0000 John Null 39938 at http://wkms.org Poll: 84% of Kentuckians Favor Tobacco-Free K-12 Campuses Two-thirds of Kentuckians Support a Statewide Smoking Ban http://wkms.org/post/two-thirds-kentuckians-support-statewide-smoking-ban <p>A recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows that a majority of Kentuckians are now in support a statewide smoking ban.&nbsp;</p><p>The poll released Thursday was funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.&nbsp; The data shows that 65%, or roughly two/thirds, of Kentucky adults favor a statewide smoke-free law, up 6 points from <a href="http://wkms.org/post/poll-shows-increased-support-statewide-smoking-ban">last year</a>, and 17 points from four years ago.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:54:02 +0000 Rob Canning & Todd Hatton 37748 at http://wkms.org Two-thirds of Kentuckians Support a Statewide Smoking Ban Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/poll-shows-major-support-medical-marijuana-kentucky <p></p><p>A new poll shows 78 percent of Kentuckians support the legalization of medical marijuana, while others would be fine with widespread legalization.</p><p>The Kentucky Health Issues Poll has conducted polling on a wide array of issues for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky over the past few months, from a statewide smoking ban to health insurance coverage.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:06:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31624 at http://wkms.org Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky Health Poll Indicates Kentuckians Willing to go Beyond Doctors for Healthcare http://wkms.org/post/health-poll-indicates-kentuckians-willing-go-beyond-doctors-healthcare <p></p><p>A new statewide Health Issues Poll shows a majority of Commonwealth residents would be willing to see so-called “mid-level clinicians” like nurse practitioners or physicians assistants for routine healthcare. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:02:40 +0000 Shelly Baskin 28296 at http://wkms.org Health Poll Indicates Kentuckians Willing to go Beyond Doctors for Healthcare Poll Shows Increased Support for Statewide Smoking Ban http://wkms.org/post/poll-shows-increased-support-statewide-smoking-ban <p>For the second year in a row, a poll shows a majority of Kentucky favor a&nbsp;statewide smoking ban.</p><p>Last year the poll, conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky,&nbsp;showed a majority favored a ban for the first time. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:46:24 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26475 at http://wkms.org Poll Shows Increased Support for Statewide Smoking Ban Health organization starts grant program to fight chronic diseases http://wkms.org/post/health-organization-starts-grant-program-fight-chronic-diseases <p><font size="2">A statewide health organization is planning a five-year, three million dollar grant program to help reduce chronic diseases in the Commonwealth.<br><br> The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky wants to help up to ten communities fight the spread of chronic diseases in young people.</font><br> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:53:40 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 22863 at http://wkms.org Health organization starts grant program to fight chronic diseases KY Parents Think School Meals Should Be Healthier http://wkms.org/post/ky-parents-think-school-meals-should-be-healthier <p>A new survey shows Kentucky parents think school lunches aren’t as nutritious as they should be. The <a href="http://www.healthy-ky.org/default.aspx">Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky</a>'s statewide report says eighty-eight percent of parents surveyed said schools should serve healthy food, but only one in four thought that’s what their children got. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:11:20 +0000 Angela Hatton 22806 at http://wkms.org KY Parents Think School Meals Should Be Healthier Poll Shows Kentuckians Support Smoking Ban http://wkms.org/post/poll-shows-kentuckians-support-smoking-ban <p><span style="font-size: small; ">A new poll by a nonpartisan health organization suggests a majority of Kentuckians would support a statewide smoking ban.</span></p> Mon, 07 May 2012 11:36:16 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17871 at http://wkms.org Poll Shows Kentuckians Support Smoking Ban New Poll Shows Kentuckians Favor Universal Healthcare http://wkms.org/post/new-poll-shows-kentuckians-favor-universal-healthcare <p><font size="2">A new poll shows Kentuckians are becoming increasingly aware of the commonwealth&#39;s health issues and willing to act on them.<br /><br /> The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is conducted annually by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The latest poll for last year was just released this week and found many Kentuckians worry about childhood obesity and depression.<br /> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:45:17 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17825 at http://wkms.org New Poll Shows Kentuckians Favor Universal Healthcare