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Web site: http://www.ket.org/commonhealth/

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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.

TV Schedule

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! 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 Friday, July 31 at 10:30 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! 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, August 6 at 5:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, August 7 at 10:30 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! 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 Friday, August 14 at 10:30 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Aging #112
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, August 20 at 5:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, August 21 at 10:30 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! 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, August 27 at 5:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Friday, August 28 at 10:30 am EDT

Kentucky ProgrammingWatch Online! Series Overview #101
An overview of the series and an assessment of Kentuckians' overall state of health. A KET production hosted by Dr. Wayne Tuckson.

  • KETKY Friday, September 4 at 10:30 am EDT
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Official web site: http://www.ket.org/commonhealth/

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