For Release: 2013-08-26 14:01:00The next Health Three60 program reveals how Kentucky counties stack up in the race toward health in “Healthy Competition: How County Health Rankings Are Catalyzing Change.” Host Renee Shaw and guests explore three regions of the state and discuss how innovative strategies, relentless analysis of data, and a little competitive spirit can bring about improved health outcomes. The show airs Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 9/8 p.m. on KET. In this show, viewers will learn how a local health coalition is driving change in Grant County, which moved from 89th to 60th in the county health rankings in just three years; how a grassroots drive that led to a smoking ban is improving health in Hardin County and the surrounding communities; and how promoting trails in Rockcastle County is encouraging healthy lifestyles and economic development. Guests for the show will include: --Dr. Connie Gayle White, MD, MS, FACOG, deputy commissioner for clinical affairs, Kentucky Department for Public Health --Dr. Lynne M. Saddler, MD, MPH, public health director, Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department --Linda Sims, MSN, FACHE, public health director, Lincoln Trail District Health Department --Lynnett Renner MS, RD, LD, public health director, Cumberland Valley District Health Department --Dr. Sarojini Kanotra, PhD, MPH, CHES, project director, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Kentucky Department for Public Health More information about the county health rankings, which are produced each year by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is available at www.countyhealthrankings.org/. Health Three60 is a KET production, produced by Laura Krueger. The program is funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. More information about this and other KET health programs is available at www.KET.org/health/. This edition of Health Three60 will be available to watch online after airing. KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, serving more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization on Twitter @KET and facebook.com/KET and at KET.org.
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