Shively Area Ministries seeks to help neighbors maintain health coverage

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky As Americans everywhere become at risk of their health coverage because of the national Medicaid unwinding, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid of Kentucky continues to travel the state and work with community-based organizations throughout the Commonwealth to prevent Medicaid members from losing their health coverage. . Shively Area […]

Food insecurity rises dramatically across the U.S., Kentuckiana

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky The number of people living in food insecure households in the United States grew drastically in 2022. In the U.S. 1 in 7 people, including 1 in 5 children live in food insecure households, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In total, 44 million […]

Critical behavior and mental health services coming to Louisville schools, neighborhoods

By Jamie Johnson, Building Kentucky LOUISVILLE, KY. – Maryhurst, Kentucky’s longest-operating child welfare agency, announced today a new, thee-year grant totaling $450,000 from Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP), the trade association representing commercial insurers and Medicaid managed care organizations in the Commonwealth. The grant supports the growth and operation of Maryhurst’s Renewal program, a […]

Nine community health champions recognized by WellCare of Kentucky, received grant for their organization

By Abuzar Iqbal, Building Kentucky On September 20, 2023, WellCare of Kentucky hosted its fourth annual Community Health Champions Awards at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The award honors individuals and organizations throughout the Commonwealth that play a pivotal role in removing barriers, improving outcomes, and supporting community wellbeing. Gov. Andy Beshear attended and spoke at […]

Q&A: Sitting down with Maryhurst’s Demarco Harris

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky With a passion for destigmatizing mental health and making treatment resources more equitable in Louisville amongst youth and underserved populations, Demarco Harris is changing lives every day in his role as the Community Partner Manager for Maryhurst’s Renewal program. Having just been awarded the University of Louisville’s Dean’s Scholarship for […]

Anthem Medicaid, community partners work to spread word about Medicaid unwinding

By Abuzar Iqbal, Building Kentucky With 1.2 million Kentuckians at risk of losing their health coverage due to the Medicaid unwinding process, the clock is ticking for many Medicaid recipients to redetermine their eligibility for Medicaid. It’s very important that Medicaid recipients follow instructions they receive in the mail carefully to ensure they do not […]

How to celebrate Juneteenth in Kentucky this weekend

By Marvin Bennett, Building Kentucky Many cities across the Commonwealth are preparing to celebrate Juneteenth. On June 19th, 1865, after Union troops marched through Galveston Bay, TX and successfully freed the last of the approximately 250,000 enslaved Africans from involuntary servitude, the former slaves dubbed the day Juneteenth, signifying the end of slave labor and […]

Community Bank partners with St. Claire HealthCare to support Eastern Kentucky

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Stock Yards Bank & Trust has underscored its commitment to Eastern Kentucky by donating $60,000 to St. Claire HealthCare – the region’s largest healthcare provider and employer. “We are proud to continue to support the strong mission that St. Claire has carried out for decades,” said Benjamin Caudill, Stock Yards […]