Year-long research data provides snapshot of Louisville’s food insecurity and access

By Andrea Watts, Building Kentucky Did you know that more than 1 in 5 Louisville residents live in a food desert? Food insecurity has not returned to pre-pandemic levels and rising costs have made it more difficult to afford food. September is national Hunger Action Month, raising awareness of the hunger crisis and encouraging action. […]

Op-Ed: Going mobile is key to improving health care for more Kentuckians

By Dr. Giavonne Rondo and Dr. Kwane Watson The following op-ed was written by Dr. Giavonne Rondo, who is the founder and owner of GobileMD; and Dr. Kwane Watson, who is the founder and CEO of Kare Mobile, Inc.       As doctors, our number one priority is the health and well-being of our patients. Unfortunately, […]

2,500 Kentucky kids fed through the “Summer Lunchbox Program”

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky One in five children in Kentucky report that summer is the hungriest time of the year, according to Feeding America. Federal school lunch waivers related to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired, further compounding the problem. In response, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, No Kid Hungry and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue […]

Anthem Kentucky Medicaid and Coalition for the Homeless launch “The Community Table” series

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky The Coalition for the Homeless and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky have partnered to launch “The Community Table,” a free lunchtime series designed for professionals working with communities experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. These virtual events will convene professionals, clinicians, community partners, and experts to explore […]

Anthem Kentucky Medicaid campaign provides fresh cuts, fresh opportunities and a fresh start

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky Over 4,000 Kentuckians will experience homelessness on any given day, including almost 700 people in Lexington. To support the needs of unhoused Kentuckians, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid is launching Friends Redefining and Empowering Social Health (FRESH), a monthly event that provides free haircuts and health education to […]

Ford donates nearly $42,000 from timber harvest to Glendale Volunteer Fire Department

By Brooke Porter, Building Kentucky Ford Motor Company donated nearly $42,000 to the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, generated from the proceeds of timber sales harvested at its BlueOval SK Battery Park site. The donation increases the department’s annual average budget of $80,000 by more than 50 percent. “It’s awesome that they are willing to help […]

Mama to Mama, The Birth Haven and Hope’s Embrace partner with Anthem Kentucky Medicaid on initiative to expand maternal health services in Kentucky

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Three nonprofits from Lexington and Louisville teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid to expand maternal health services and improve health outcomes for expecting mothers and newborns. The exciting announcement comes on the heels of Governor Andy Beshear declaring May as “Doula Awareness Month” in Kentucky. […]

Statewide “High Five for Health” campaign promotes healthy habits for students

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKY) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) launched today a new public service campaign informing Kentucky students in grades K-12 and their parents of five habits they can form this summer to set themselves up for a successful school year. “We look at summer […]

MedQuest College opens new veterinary technology learning space

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky Several months after the launch of its veterinary technology program, MedQuest College has opened its newly completed veterinary technology learning labs and lecture space. Located on the college’s Lexington campus, the two-year veterinary technology program prepares students to meet regional workforce needs in agriculture, veterinary care and animal food production. […]

Maryhurst names residential campus after former CEO Judy Lambeth

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Maryhurst named its 46-year-old residential campus after former CEO and longtime children’s advocate, Judy Lambeth. Located off Dorsey Lane in Louisville, Maryhurst’s Lambeth Campus houses the agency’s work to provide therapeutic care to young survivors of abuse and neglect. The new campus name honors the commitment, passion and impact Lambeth […]

Op-Ed: Kentucky’s workforce needs ways to process and heal

By Paula Garner, Maryhurst CEO The following op-ed was written by Paula Garner, Maryhurst CEO. Maryhurst is a nonprofit child welfare agency that provides counseling, education resources, and independence services for more than 700 Kentucky children and families annually. Reliable routine is a cornerstone of mental wellness. The unpredictability of the past two years — […]