Web site: http://www.ket.org/commonhealth/
This 13-part series explores successful health models around the state-discussing the positive impact on the lives and health of Kentuckians and showing how others can replicate the models in their communities. The programs are hosted by Dr. Wayne Tuckson, a Louisville surgeon and host of Kentucky Health, and also feature panel discussions by health care profesionals. A KET production.
Access to Health Care #102
Addresses issues related to access to health care, particularly in rural parts of the state. Featured community projects: the Angels Community Clinic, a free medical and dental clinic serving the working, uninsured poor of Calloway County; Kentucky Homeplace in Hazard, which helps medically underserved residents find and make use of appropriate health services; the Lewis County Primary Care Center (LCPCC), which operates health centers in Vanceburg and throughout Lewis County; and the Clay and Leslie County clinics operated by the Frontier Nursing Service. A KET production hosted by Dr. Wayne Tuckson.
- KETKY Thursday, December 12 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, December 13 at 10:30 am EST
Reducing Obesity Through Nutrition #103
Explores the many ways nutrition affects obesity and overall health. Featured projects: the Owensboro Public Schools' Healthy Lifestyles program; the Larue County Coordinated School Health Initiative; the Literacy, Eating and Activity for Preschoolers (LEAP) Health Program in Lexington; and a comprehensive wellness program at Logan Aluminum. A 2005 KET production hosted by Dr. Wayne Tuckson.
- KETKY Thursday, December 19 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, December 20 at 10:30 am EST
Reducing Obesity Through Activity #104
The Owensboro Public Schools' Healthy Lifestyles program and the Larue County Coordinated School Health Initiative fight the epidemic of obesity among children and teenagers, while Step Forward in Erlanger and a Rails to Trails project in Muhlenberg County aim to make their communities more pedestrian- and bike-friendly. A KET production hosted by Dr. Wayne Tuckson.
- KETKY Thursday, December 26 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, December 27 at 10:30 am EST
Smoking Prevention and Cessation #105
Kentucky's long history of growing tobacco is reflected in the state's health statistics: We lead the nation in the number of adult and teenaged smokers per capita and in lung cancer deaths per capita. Efforts to reduce those numbers include the Tobacco Free Academy, a free program for 4th through 6th graders in Ashland and Boyd County; the 12-week, science-based Cooper-Clayton Method To Stop Smoking; and anti-smoking ordinances in several communities.
- KETKY Thursday, January 2 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, January 3 at 10:30 am EST
Student Health #106
Spotlights programs that are educating Kentucky's student population, as well as parents and school staff members, in good health habits. Health Promotion Schools of Excellence in Jefferson County is a wide-ranging effort to promote and maintain healthy lifestyles. The Healthy Kids Centers provide free medical, mental health, and oral health services to students at high-poverty schools in Fayette County. The Literacy, Eating and Activity for Preschoolers Health Program in Lexington uses storybooks to teach children about health and nutrition. And Lexington's VERB Summer Scorecard program aims to increase activity among "tweens" (9- to 13-year-olds).
- KETKY Thursday, January 9 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, January 10 at 10:30 am EST
Surviving Violence #107
Features community efforts to reduce the incidence of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect; encourage reporting of existing abuse; and support the victims. The Appalachian Violence Outreach Network serves women in Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe counties who have survived interpersonal violence or traumatic stress. The Advocacy and Support Center in Hardin County offers crisis counseling, referral services, medical support, therapy, and advocacy services for victims of rape and child abuse as well as community education on the issues. And schools throughout Kentucky are trying a variety of ways to eliminate bullying.
- KETKY Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, January 17 at 10:30 am EST
Addiction Recovery #108
Drug and alcohol addiction are intricately linked with issues like mental health and poverty, and they often affect wider issues like crime and violence. But the Chrysalis House in Lexington and the Healing Place in Louisville are working to help users kick the habit and to provide a wider network of support through treatment, education, employment and housing services, and much more.
- KETKY Thursday, January 23 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, January 24 at 10:30 am EST
Workplace Wellness #109
Wellness plans in some Kentucky workplaces benefit both employees and employers by providing bonuses as well as big savings in health insurance costs. The Lifestyle Enhancement Activity Program, used by school systems and other employers in the Lewis County area, rewards workers who meet individual diet and fitness goals. At Logan Aluminum in Russellville, Logan Alive participants earn cash for their efforts and save money on healthier choices in the company cafeteria. And in Louisville, the mayor's Healthy Hometown initiative aims to show how individual health impacts the entire community.
- KETKY Thursday, January 30 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, January 31 at 10:30 am EST
Disease Management #110
Spotlights projects to educate people about healthy lifestyles and encourage them to take responsibility for their own health. The Living Well Workshops: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in Louisville is a six-week series of free workshops on how to deal with chronic conditions through diet, exercise, meditation, and other techniques. Staying Alive: How To Be an Effective Caregiver, also in Louisville, is designed to help reduce the mental and physical strain of caregiving and help the elderly safely remain in familiar living environments. And the Healthy Kids Centers provide students in four high-poverty Fayette County schools with free medical, mental health, preventive, and oral health services. Also, how knowing more about your genealogy can improve your family's health.
- KETKY Thursday, February 6 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, February 7 at 10:30 am EST
Mental Health #111
Spotlights services that tackle mental-health issues as part of overall health or work to destigmatize mental illness. The Larue County Coordinated School Health Initiative includes mental health topics in its education and fitness efforts. The Healthy Kids Centers, which provide health services to students in four high-poverty Fayette County schools, have established a Student Assistance Team in each school to evaluate students with learning, behavioral, or ADHD problems. The Appalachian Violence Outreach Network helps domestic violence and trauma victims in Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe counties overcome depression, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. And Jefferson County's Crisis Intervention Team trains police officers to recognize mental illness and work effectively with mentally ill citizens.
- KETKY Thursday, February 13 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, February 14 at 10:30 am EST
Health issues related to aging and caring for the elderly are increasingly critical as the number of Americans living to the age of 85 and beyond continues to skyrocket. Louisville's Staying Alive: How To Be an Effective Caregiver program helps reduce the mental and physical strain of caregiving while also seeking ways to keep the elderly in familiar surroundings. The Living Well Workshops: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, also in Louisville, offers a six-week series of free workshops on diet, exercise, meditation, and other techniques for dealing with chronic conditions and aging. And at the University of Kentucky, Nun Study researchers work to determine the causes of Alzheimer's disease.
- KETKY Thursday, February 20 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, February 21 at 10:30 am EST
Learning About Health #113
A round-up of community efforts to improve health literacy among Kentuckians of all ages. Featured projects are Health Access Nurturing Development Services, a voluntary home visitation program for first-time parents based in Lewis County; school health education programs operated by the Lewis County Primary Care Center; the Larue County Coordinated School Health Initiative, which emphasizes fitness and nutrition for children and families; the Living Well Workshops: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in Louisville; efforts to reach out to Spanish-speaking citizens by Promotores de Salud; the health advocacy services of Kentucky Homeplace; and various programs run by the Council of State Governments.
- KETKY Thursday, February 27 at 5:00 pm EST
- KETKY Friday, February 28 at 10:30 am EST
Official web site: http://www.ket.org/commonhealth/