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Institute for Aging

History

The Kentucky Institute for Aging  was created in 1974 under KRS 194A.090 Citizen Advisory Bodies—Public Health Services Advisory and was amended in July 2000. The mandate of the Institute is “...to advise the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and other officials of the commonwealth on policy matters related to the development and delivery of services to the aged.” The institute operates in partnership with the Department for Aging and Independent Living. 

Goals of the Institute

  • Assess, review, and appraise services and programs for older adults within the commonwealth and nation. 
  • Recommend priorities for the state.
  • Increase awareness within the commonwealth of issues related to aging.

Priorities  

  • Fostering workforce development 
  • Increasing access to services   
  • Facilitating service program development
  • Enhancing the quality of nursing facilities
  • Generating revenue and program funding
  • Promoting future planning
  • Improving communication
  • Disseminating information 
  • Encouraging innovation


Institute Members

Patricia Lee Collinsworth
Salyersville

Eugene Foster, Ed.D
Louisville

Harold Laswell, D.D.S.
Lexington

Vivian Craig McNatton
Owensboro

Tihisha M. Rawlins
Shelbyville

Gale W. Reece
Lexington

Graham D. Rowles, Ph.D., Chair
Georgetown

Jane Thibault, Ph.D.
Prospect

Roy Varghese, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Hyden

Isabel Yates
Lexington

 

Last Updated 10/11/2012
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