The CommonHealth of Kentucky

A 13-part KET production aimed at improving the health of all Kentuckians by sharing health and wellness projects from across the state that are succeeding in making their communities healthier.

Advocacy and Support Center Angels Community Clinic Chrysalis House, Inc Frontier Nursing Service Rural Health Centers GuardiaCare-Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy Health Access Nurturing Development Services The Healing Place Health Promotion Schools of Excellence Healthy Kids Centers Kentucky Homeplace Appalachian Violence Outreach Network LaRue County Coordinated School Health Initiative LEAP for Health LEAP Lewis County Primary Care Center Living Well Workshops Logan Alive! Employee Wellness Program Owensboro Public Schools' Healthy Lifestyles Promotores de Salud Program Rails to Trails Step Forward Tobacco Free Academy VERB Summer Scorecard CHEFS Cooper Clayton Method To Stop Smoking Council of State Governments Health Literacy Crisis Intervention Team Healthy Hometown Movement The Nun Study

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The CommonHealth of Kentucky is a 2005 KET production. Produced in partnership with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Featured Community Projects

The CommonHealth of Kentucky spotlights 29 successful health and wellness programs around the state: 23 Models That Work, as identified through a nomination and selection process organized by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in spring 2005, and six other community projects that offer innovative approaches to improving health in Kentucky.

map of health initiatives that work in KY

Models That Work

  1. Advocacy and Support Center, Hardin County
    [seen in: Program 7]
  2. Angels Community Clinic, Calloway County
    [seen in: Program 2]
  3. Chrysalis House, Inc., Lexington
    [seen in: Program 8]
  4. Frontier Nursing Service Rural Health Centers, Leslie County
    [seen in: Program 2]
  5. GuardiaCare-Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy Staying Alive Program, Louisville
    [seen in: Program 10 | Program 12]
  6. HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services), Lewis County
    [seen in: Program 13]
  7. The Healing Place, Louisville
    [seen in: Program 8]
  8. Health Promotion Schools of Excellence, Jefferson County Public Schools
    [seen in: Program 6]
  9. Healthy Kids Centers, Fayette County
    [seen in: Program 6 | Program 10 | Program 11]
  10. Kentucky Homeplace, Hazard
    [seen in: Program 2 | Program 13]
  11. Kentucky River Community Care’s Appalachian Violence Outreach Network, Lee County
    [seen in: Program 7 | Program 11]
  12. Larue County Coordinated School Health Initiative, Hodgenville
    [seen in: Program 3 | Program 4 | Program 11 | Program 13]
  13. LEAP for Health, Lexington
    [seen in: Program 3 | Program 6]
  14. LEAP, Lewis County
    [seen in: Program 9]
  15. Lewis County Primary Care Center, Lewis County
    [seen in: Program 2 | Program 13]
  16. Living Well Workshops: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, metropolitan Louisville
    [seen in: Program 10 | Program 12 | Program 13]
  17. Logan Alive! Employee Wellness Program, Russellville
    [seen in: Program 3 | Program 9]
  18. Owensboro Public Schools’ Healthy Lifestyles, Owensboro
    [seen in: Program 3 | Program 4]
  19. Promotores de Salud Program, Lexington
    [seen in: Program 13]
  20. Rails to Trails, Muhlenberg County
    [seen in: Program 4]
  21. Step Forward, Erlanger
    [seen in: Program 4]
  22. Tobacco Free Academy, Boyd County
    [seen in: Program 5]
  23. VERB Summer Scorecard, Lexington
    [seen in: Program 6]

Other Featured Projects

  1. CHEFS, Fayette County
    [seen in: Program 3]
  2. Cooper-Clayton Method To Stop Smoking, statewide
    (developed at the University of Kentucky)
    [seen in: Program 5]
  3. Council of State Governments Health Literacy, statewide
    (headquartered in Lexington)
    [seen in: Program 13]
  4. Crisis Intervention Team, Jefferson County
    [seen in: Program 11]
  5. Healthy Hometown Movement, Louisville
    [seen in: Program 9]
  6. The Nun Study, University of Kentucky, Lexington
    [seen in: Program 12]

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