Free online forum to discuss state health legislation Tue., Jan. 31

Kentucky Voices for Health, an advocacy group, will hold a legislative forum at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday, Jan. 31. The forum will be held online and is free to attend, but requires registration to gain access. Click here to register.

The panel will include Sen. Gerald Neal, D-Louisville, the minority Floor Leader; Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Benton, chair of the Senate Families & Children Committee; Sen. Stephen Meredith, R-Leitchfield, chair of the Senate Health Services Committee; Rep. Kim Moser, R-Taylor Mill, chair of the House Health Services Committee; Rep. Samara Heavrin, R-Leitchfield, chair of the House Families and Children Committee; and Rep. Lisa Willner, D-Louisville, member of the Families & Children Committee and the Health Services Committee.

KVH describes this event as a ” unique opportunity to dive into some of the most important issues facing the 2023 Kentucky General Assembly.”  Kentucky lawmakers will reconvene Feb. 7.

The panel discussion, led by KVH board chair Sheila Schuster, will include:

  • New committee structures, jurisdiction, and how to engage your legislator.
  • Legislators’ priorities and predictions for the 2023 session.
  • The ongoing physical and behavioral health impact of both the pandemic and recent natural disasters on Kentucky’s families and children.
  • The state’s 2021 Minority Health Status Report and opportunities to improve the delivery of high-quality healthcare services in order to reduce ongoing health disparities.
  • Fixing the “benefits cliff” for working Kentuckians.
  • Strengthening Kentucky’s families through investments in childcare, housing, transportation, and other public services.
  • Strides in expanding and reinforcing Kentucky’s network of certified Community Health Workers, social workers, nurses, and other frontline community professionals.
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