Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Education
3:41 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Poll: 84% of Kentuckians Favor Tobacco-Free K-12 Campuses

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According to a poll released by a nonprofit health organization, a vast majority of Kentuckians favor tobacco-free school districts.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, partnering with Interact for Health, funded the poll which was conducted last fall. 

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Health
12:54 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Two-thirds of Kentuckians Support a Statewide Smoking Ban

A recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows that a majority of Kentuckians are now in support a statewide smoking ban. 

The poll released Thursday was funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.  The data shows that 65%, or roughly two/thirds, of Kentucky adults favor a statewide smoke-free law, up 6 points from last year, and 17 points from four years ago. 

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Government
12:06 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

A new poll shows 78 percent of Kentuckians support the legalization of medical marijuana, while others would be fine with widespread legalization.

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.

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Healthcare
11:02 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Health Poll Indicates Kentuckians Willing to go Beyond Doctors for Healthcare

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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.

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Politics
10:46 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Poll Shows Increased Support for Statewide Smoking Ban

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For the second year in a row, a poll shows a majority of Kentucky favor a statewide smoking ban.

Last year the poll, conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, showed a majority favored a ban for the first time.

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Health
1:53 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Health organization starts grant program to fight chronic diseases

A statewide health organization is planning a five-year, three million dollar grant program to help reduce chronic diseases in the Commonwealth.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky wants to help up to ten communities fight the spread of chronic diseases in young people.

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Education
12:11 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

KY Parents Think School Meals Should Be Healthier

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A new survey shows Kentucky parents think school lunches aren’t as nutritious as they should be. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky'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.

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Health & Welfare
6:36 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Poll Shows Kentuckians Support Smoking Ban

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A new poll by a nonpartisan health organization suggests a majority of Kentuckians would support a statewide smoking ban.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll is conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. And its 2011 poll, taken last fall and released this week, shows that 54 percent of Kentuckians would approve an indoor statewide smoking ban.

Kentucky’s General Assembly has flirted with a law that would create a statewide smoking ban, but it has yet to fully make it through both chambers.

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Health & Welfare
6:45 am
Wed May 2, 2012

New Poll Shows Kentuckians Favor Universal Healthcare

A new poll shows Kentuckians are becoming increasingly aware of the commonwealth's health issues and willing to act on them.

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.

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