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Who is KCHC?

The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC) is a group working to improve the health of people in Trimble, Metcalfe, Hart, Bullitt, Shelby, Oldham, Barren, Spencer and Henry Counties in Kentucky. We are building a healthier environment for all citizens. Our goal is to make it easier for people to get good medical care, affordable healthy foods, and safe exercise opportunities. We are community members working to improve the health of our communities, and we want your input! 

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NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, February 6, 1pm - 3pm at:

North Central District Health Department, Shelbyville

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 Multi-Purpose Community Action Senior Center, Shepherdsville

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BRADD Office,  Bowling Green, 12pm - 2pm

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Dear KCHC Member,

As a part of our efforts to spread diabetes awareness in our region, the KIPDA Diabetes taskforce is hosting an ambitious screening campaign, with the goal of screening 10,000 local residents for diabetes risk.  1 in 8 Kentuckians have diabetes and 27.8% are presently undiagnosed and don’t know they have diabetes. In addition, 1 in 3 Kentuckians have pre-diabetes 9 of 10 DON’T KNOW THEY HAVE IT! (referenced from 2017 KY Diabetes Report).

These statistics are staggering, but real in our communities. With an estimated 9 out of 10 people at risk for pre-diabetes not knowing their risk, we are asking you to help move these numbers in a positive direction. We have attached a screening tool to help you assess your risk and get in touch with prevention programs in your area if you are at risk for developing diabetes.

If you want to evaluate your risk, complete the quiz in one of the following ways:

1)      Complete PDF below.

2)      Go to www.gohealthshare.com to complete the online version.

3)      Text ‘my risk’ to 898211 to take the quiz via text.

If you are at risk for diabetes, you can call 2-1-1 to get in touch with Diabetes Prevention Programs in your area.

Additionally, if you are participating in any community events in the next month and are able to distribute the screening tool, please let me know and I will get some copies to you.

Thank you!

Microclinic PowerPoint and Training Information Coming Soon!
January 2nd- NO KCHC MEETING
Save the Date
February 6th- Chronic Disease Self Management Program, more to follow