Ja'Nel Johnson

Ja'Nel Johnson covers community health for WFPL News.

She comes to Louisville from KVNO News in Omaha, Neb., where she was the news director. She also served as executive producer of "The Omaha News," a student-produced television show on the Omaha PBS affiliate. Johnson, a Gary, Ind., native, has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has also written for newspapers, including the Northwest Indiana Times and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

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recent report by Kaiser Family Foundation says Kentucky has one of the most successful implementations of the Affordable Care Act in the U.S.

The report cites the “single, integrated eligibility system [Kentucky] built for Kynect and Medicaid” as one of the most pivotal components to its success.

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Many Kentucky adults still have a hard time affording health care, according to a Kentucky Health Issues Poll.

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The number of Kentucky high school seniors going on to pursue bachelor’s and associate’s degrees has remained steady, according to a new data from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. 

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A pregnant woman is the third case of Zika virus in Kentucky, according the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

The woman from the Louisville area had recently traveled to Central America, where the virus is known to be circulating. She has since recovered from the illness, the state said. 

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell visited a Louisville organization Tuesday to talk about federal legislation that would help boost substance abuse treatment programs across the country.

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A Western Kentucky man has tested positive for Zika virus, according to the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

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Oldham County has the state’s best health outcomes, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The findings were released in the foundation’s annual Health County Rankings report.

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The health care industry in Kentucky continued to add jobs in 2015, according to newly revised data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Gov. Matt Bevin and officials from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services discussed Kentucky’s first confirmed case of Zika virus on Thursday.

A Louisville man who had recently been traveling in a Central American country tested positive for the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the test results March 9. 

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health has confirmed the state’s first case of Zika virus. A Louisville man who had recently been traveling in a Central American country tested positive for the virus, according to a press release from DPH. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the test results March 9.

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