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The Office of Communications and Administrative Review provides information about programs, services and other matters related to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to the media, the general public and CHFS employees.

Members of the media can reach a public information officer at 502-564-6786 or by visiting the Office of Communications and Administrative Review Web page for a complete list of public information contacts, including after-hours numbers and areas of specialization.


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News Releases

Kentucky Child Care Programs Reach High-Quality Goals for Federal Grant

State providing financial assistance to family foster caregivers

Kentuckians Encouraged to Learn More About Birth Defects

Flooding Creates Health, Safety Concerns

State Opens New Calloway Social Services Office

Sharp Increase in Hepatitis A Continues, Reaches 117 Cases

State providing financial assistance to family foster caregivers

Move With Heart to Better Your Heart

Kentucky Flu Epidemic-related Deaths Reach 100

Testing Your Home Can Protect Your Health

Kentucky Reports Flu Activity Now Epidemic

Kentucky Health Official Invited to Share Innovative Strategies Addressing Opioid Epidemic at National Conference of State Legislatures

CHFS, Home of the Innocents Partner to Provide Transitional Health Care to Foster Youth

State Makes Applying for Child Care Assistance Easier for Families

Kentucky Reports Its First Pediatric Deaths for the Season as Flu Activity Remains Widespread

Prevent Infections for Kentucky Babies' Protection

Winter Weather Poses Numerous Health Threats

Kentucky Flu Activity Level is Widespread in Consecutive Weeks

Reduce Stress to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect During Holidays

Commonwealth Makes Job Training Programs Available to Help Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Find Work and Maintain Eligibility for SNAP

Give the Gift of Safety This Holiday Season

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 3-9, 2017

Learn More About Colon Cancer During No Shave November

52 Weeks of Public Health - Frying a Turkey?

Acute Hepatitis A Outbreak - Cases Reported in Multiple Counties

State Opens New Fayette Social Services Office

Summit Focuses Attention on Children's Environmental Health

Statewide meeting addresses disparities in outcomes for children and families of color in child welfare

Diabetes Symposium Draws Hundreds of Diabetes Educators, Prevention Specialists

Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1

Resources for Kentucky Children with Down Syndrome

New Influenza Resource Available

The ABCs of Safe Sleep Reduce the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

Two Campbellsville Residents Indicted for Fraudulently Distributing Prescription Drugs

DCBS Worker Receives Award from Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Organization (Photo of Susan Clements)

Oral Health: A Key Component for Kentuckians' Overall Health

State Honors Top Child Support Contracting Officials, Staff

State Report Shows Drastic Increase in Disability Recipients

Social Security Disability in Kentucky report

CHFS’ Human Services Program Reaccredited

CHFS Touts Successful First Year of Red Tape Reduction Initiative

Eat More! Fill Your Plate with Fruits and Veggies

Behavioral Health Receives $10 Million Grant to Integrate Care

CHFS Distributes Luggage for Children in Foster Care

CHFS Unveils Quality Measures to Better Align Reporting, Improve Outcomes

5-2-1-0 Healthy Numbers for Kentucky Families

Early Influenza Cases Reported

Newborn Screening Critical for Kentucky's Babies

Kentucky Public Health Sends Nurses to Help in Hurricane Irma Recovery

September is National Preparedness Month

Pediatric Cancer Trust Fund Seeks Applications for First-Ever Grant Awards

Tracking How the Environment Impacts Children's Health

KIP Survey Emphasizes Importance of Suicide Prevention for Teens

Kentucky Receives $6.5 Million in Service Grants

CHFS Invites State Fair Visitors to Donate New Duffle Bags, Backpacks

Health Spotlight: Public Health is Tied to Veterinary Science, Health of Animals

National Prediabetes Prevention Campaign

Cabinet for Health and Family Services to Offer Wellness Information at Kentucky State Fair

July 28, 2017 is World Hepatitis Day in Kentucky

Say Cheese! Brand New Cheese Factory at WKU

State Health Officials Issue Safety Guidelines for Warm Temperatures

Use Caution Around Wild Animals to Avoid Potential Rabies Exposure

State Submits Operational Modifications to Kentucky's Medicaid Transformation Proposal

Dr. Anne Schuchat, Acting CDC Director, Makes Day-Long Visit to CHFS

Be Safe: Avoid Using Fireworks at Home

Medical Review Panels Legislation Takes Effect

Secretary Glisson, Commissioner Johnson & Speaker Hoover Help Open New Russell County Social Services Office

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Know More about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

June is Men's Health Month

Three Groups Receive Awards for Elder Abuse Prevention

One in Three Adults in Rural Areas Have Arthritis

Public Health Promotes Quit Now

Duffel Bag Drive Will Help Hundreds of Children in Foster Care

State Hotline Gives Parents Free Legal Help for Custody and Visitation Issues

Laboratory Professionals Week: There's a Lab for That!

Celebrate Earth Day - Test Your Home for Radon

Breakfast Meetings to Encourage Adoption among Faith-Based Community

First Lady, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Prevention Efforts for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Kentucky AmeriCorps Getting Things Done for the Commonwealth - Commentary by Joe Bringardner

Governor Engages Nonprofits, Faith-Based Community to help find Forever Homes for Kids in Kentucky’s Child Welfare System

State Agencies Partner to Give 2,000 Teddy Bears to Foster Children

Reduce Stress to Prevent Child Abuse During Holidays

Gobble! Gobble! Remember Food Safety This Holiday Season

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Forum to Address Racial Disproportionality and Disparities for Children of Color

Cabinet for Health and Family Services to Seek Civil Penalties for TENORM Dumping

Diabetes Self-Management Key to Healthier Living with Diabetes

Public Health Alert - Smoke Inhalation Advisory

Breast Cancer Awareness Transition Begins Nov. 1; Five Things to Know About

Transition from kynect to Coming Soon

Kentucky Welcomes AmeriCorps Members, Joins Nationwide Celebration of 1 Million AmeriCorps Members

My Old Meds Kentucky Kickoff Event Held at State Capitol

State Honors Top Child Support Contracting Officials, Staff

Residential Child-Care Facilities to Get Rate Increase

Tobacco Free School Policies Help Drive Youth Smoking to Historic Lows

Public Health Reports 15 Total Overdoses, 12 Deaths Over Holiday Weekend

State Health Department Issues Public Health Advisory on Fentanyl Laced Heroin

Kentucky’s Child Care Assistance Program Gets Increase in Funding

Coomes Named Executive Director for CHFS Health Policy Office

Public Health Showcases Fight the Bite Zika Prevention at State Fair

Social Service and Family Support Salary Increases Salary Scale

Social Workers and Corrections Officers Get Much Deserved Pay Raises

Gov. Bevin, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Exemplary Volunteers

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

CHFS Announces Two Appointments for Behavioral Health Department

Oakwood Specialty Clinic Hosts Grand Opening

Conference Addresses Growing Concern of Viral Hepatitis

Norovirus Outbreak at Republican National Convention

Public Health Officials Caution Pregnant Women to Avoid Traveling to Zika-Affected Areas

Cabinet for Health and Family Services to Impose Significant Civil Penalties Upon Those Responsible for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste at the Blue Ridge Landfill in Estill County

Kentucky Receives $6.1 Million in Service Grants

Kentucky Woman Honored for Disability Advocacy at National Developmental Disabilities Conference

Kentucky's First Lady Glenna Bevin Pilots Project to Help Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Celebrating 25 Years

Kentucky HEALTH Public Hearing Information for Hazard

Health and Family Services Cabinet Announces Two Top Appointments

Kentucky HEALTH Public Hearing Information for Bowling Green

DPH Challenges Communities to Step It Up!

Kentucky High School Students with Disabilities Attending Close Up Washington DC Program

Public Health, Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and State Parks Officials Work Together to Fight the Bite to Prevent Zika Virus in Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

First Lady Glenna Bevin and Cabinet for Health and Family Services Take Steps to Make Adoption and Foster Care Process Easier

CHFS Launches Summer Program for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

State Strengthens Response Efforts to Fight the Bite as Summer Draws Near

Summit spotlights access to care for children with special health care needs

Kentucky Hospital Association Honors Central State Hospital with 2016 Quality Award

CHFS Teams Up with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to Combat Opiate Abuse Epidemic

DPH Launches Fight the Bite Campaign for Zika Prevention

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Changes in Eight Counties

CHFS Announces Emergency Suspension of Louisville Child Care Facilities' Licenses
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Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Glisson Made a Presentation Regarding kynect and Expanded Medicaid to Senate Health and Welfare Committee

Cabinet Issues Statement in Response to a News Report of Kentuckians Losing Benefits During the benefind Transition

Kentucky Flu Activity is Widespread for 9th Consecutive Week

Governor Bevin, CHFS Officials & IT Vendor Deloitte Implementing Solutions for benefind Benefits System

Technology Vendor Deloitte Makes Statement About benefind

Governor Bevin Proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Pregnant Woman Who Traveled to an Affected Country Listed as Third Case of Zika Virus Reported in Kentucky

CHFS Officials Working to Enhance System Rollout for benefind

Second Zika Case Reported in Kentuckian Who Traveled to an Affected Area

Spring Break Travelers Should Protect Themselves Against Zika

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Last Updated 4/26/2018