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Healthy Kentucky
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Clearinghouse for all Kentucky state government health services.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
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Home to most of the state's human services and health care programs, including Medicaid, the Department for Community Based Services and the Department for Public Health. CHFS is one of the largest agencies in state government, with nearly 8,000 full and part-time employees.

Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)
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The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is free or low-cost health insurance for children. KCHIP is for children younger than 19 who do not have health insurance and whose family income is less than 213 percent of the federal poverty level. For example, a family of four can earn up to $50,801 a year and qualify for KCHIP.

Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
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Works to enhance the quality of life for Kentucky's children with special health care needs through quality service, leadership, advocacy, education and collaboration.

Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living
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In partnership with Kentucky's 15 Area Agencies on Aging and Independent Living, community mental health centers, Center for Independent Living and other community partners, DAIL provides leadership and addresses issues and circumstances that stand in the way of elders and individuals with disabilities achieving the best possible quality of life.

Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
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Seeks to provide leadership, in partnership with others, to prevent disability, build resilience in individuals and their communities, and facilitate recovery for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness, intellectual disability or other developmental disability, or substance abuse.

Kentucky Department for Community Based Services
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The department provides family support; child care; child and adult protection; eligibility determinations for Medicaid and food benefits; and administration of an energy cost assistance program.

Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services
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Provides Medicaid resources and referral for all eligible Kentucky residents.

Kentucky Department for Public Health
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KDPH is responsible for developing and operating state public health programs and activities for the citizens of Kentucky. The department oversees programs designed to improve the lives of citizens and visitors through prevention of negative health outcomes, promotion of healthy lifestyles and protection from diseases, injury and environmental health impacts.

Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
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Strives to empower each person to realize his or her place in the community as a citizen of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To accomplish this mission, DDID will partner with and support persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, families, advocates, stakeholders and government agencies.

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange (kynect)
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Kynect makes it easy to find health insurance for you, your family or your business. kynect is an unbiased online service. kynect allows you to compare and select insurance plans. You can also enroll in a dental plan through kynect.

Kentucky Office of Health Equity
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OHE supports goals and evidence-based strategies from the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) to mobilize a statewide, comprehensive, community-driven, and sustained approach to combating health disparities and to move Kentucky toward achieving health equity.

Kentucky Office of Health Policy
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Ensures coordinated, timely, efficient and cost-effective health planning and policy research.

Kentucky: Official Web Site
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Official site of the Kentucky state government. Contains information on government programs as well as online resources for Kentucky residents.


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