Foundation Invests $3M to Reduce Chronic Disease

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has selected seven organizations across the state for a long-term initiative that aims to reduce chronic disease among children as they grow into adults.

The five-year, $3 million effort will test innovative ways to achieve that. The foundation's president, Susan Zepeda, said the goal is help communities make positive changes in policies and services to help children grow into healthy adults.

The organizations receiving funding include the Clinton County School District, Fitness for Life Around Grant County; Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky's Perry County Wellness Coalition; Green River Area Development District's Partnership for a Healthy McLean County; Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program in Ashland; Kentucky River Community Care in Breathitt County; and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

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