The Homecare Program helps adults who are unable to perform some activities of daily living and are at risk of institutional care to remain in their own homes by providing supportive services and coordinating the help of family, friends, and provider agencies.
The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs manages the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, which ensures that all newborns receive a hearing screening before leaving the hospital.
Provides 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, mental retardation or other developmental disability, substance abuse or an acquired brain injury.
When children have been abused or neglected and must be separated from their parents or other relatives, they are most often placed in the temporary and safe care of approved foster parents. Foster parents have been trained to help children through frightening and traumatic events in their lives.
Responsible for planning, developing, and directing agency efforts to identify and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid program and all other welfare programs administered by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Guardianship is a legal relationship between a court-appointed party who assumes the responsibility of guardian; a ward is the individual who has been declared legally disabled by the court and is unable to care for personal needs and /or unable to manage his/her financial resources.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, provides food benefits to people with little or no money to use to buy food at participating stores. In the Nutrition Assistance Branch of the Division of Family Support.
Includes Support Group (KinCare). There are more than 65,000 children in Kentucky living with their grandparents. KinCare assists grandparents and other relative caregivers both in accessing available services which will help them better function in the caregiver role, and in identifying needs that are going unmet because some services are not being provided.
This support group helps young people move from school to work, pediatric to adult health care and from living at home to independent living. The group works closely with young people and their families to help them plan for the future.
Data from each individual surveyed are combined to determine the health practices of Kentuckians. Kentucky data are also combined with other states’ data to provide national estimates of health behaviors. Data received from the BRFSS are extremely important and have been used in the following ways:
* To analyze health trends
* To develop policies and legislation
* To plan and to measure the progress of prevention initiatives
* To monitor health goals, such as those stated in Healthy Kentuckians 2010
* To educate the public about risk behaviors and preventive health practices
* To provide data for preparation of budgets, contracts, and grants
Assesses leading causes of death, maternal and infant health, selected disease incidence and prevalence and behavioral risk factors that lead to morbidity and mortality. Includes color graphics and maps.