Health is more than just the absence of disease. Health is the mind, body and soul resiliency, and well-being. The cornerstone of healthy communities is the ability to thrive where you live. Access to health care, healthy foods, physical activity, quality education, stable housing, and good jobs are vital to nurturing health in our communities. Communities throughout Appalachia are collaborating, innovating and transforming health and wellness.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is home to most of the state's human services and health care programs, including Medicaid, the Department for Community Based Services and the Department for Public Health. CHFS is one of the largest agencies in state government, with nearly 8,000 full and part-time employees.
Rural Health Information Hub collects and facilitates access to documents, journals, websites and other resources for up to date information on Kentucky Health.
FindHelpNowKY.org is a real-time substance use disorder treatment availability locator and information center for Kentucky. The locator contains treatment providers and treatment openings across the Commonwealth of Kentucky including community mental health centers; private, non-profit, and faith-based treatment providers; and providers of medication assisted treatment. Providers are encouraged to update their treatment opportunities and facility information daily. FindHelpNowKY.org also contains a multidisciplinary information center to help answer questions about substance use, treatment, and recovery resources