Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky announces grants to support key initiatives
January 31, 2013
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky awarded 31 grants in 2012 to support its work in a range of efforts to address the health needs of residents in the state. Specifically, the foundation works to improve access to healthcare, to level the playing field for healthy lifestyles and care and also to reduce health risks by promoting better lifestyles.
The grants, totaling $1.9 million, will be dispersed among groups that fall under five categories - Promoting Responsive Health Policy, the Kentucky Healthy Futures Initiative, Investing in Kentucky's Future Initiative, Conference Support and the Health Advocacy Initiative.
"Despite volatility in the marketplace, we were able to dedicate significant resources to organizations that are working to make Kentucky a healthier place to live, work and play," said Susan Zepeda, foundation president and CEO. "These projects and programs have a positive impact on people's lives throughout the commonwealth."
Zepeda explains that these grants will help the foundation help Kentuckians gain access to the healthcare they need, but may not currently be able to attain.
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