Stakeholder advisory forums planned to engage public in the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid transformation


*This version contains updated information about forums planned for Ashland and Somerset.


FRANKFORT, KY (Feb. 22, 2018)  – The Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid Transformation Leadership Team today announced the scheduling of public stakeholder advisory forums. The purpose of these stakeholder advisory forums will be to provide an avenue for constructive feedback and solutions to help ensure a successful transition for Medicaid beneficiaries eligible for the new health and well-being program.


“Throughout the past year and half, we have benefitted greatly from meeting with stakeholders offering helpful insight and services,” said Kristi Putnam, Program Manager of the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid Transformation Project.  “The ongoing engagement and participation of Kentucky HEALTH’s diverse and wide-ranging stakeholders is critical to the success of the program. With the recent federal approval, we are excited to expand this outreach, and look forward to building on existing strong relationships and engaging mutual commitment to improving the health and lives of Kentuckians.”


Putnam noted that these meetings will provide opportunities for the Kentucky HEALTH Project Team to provide updates on implementation activities, offer system demonstrations, engage citizens in system and process testing, discuss draft communications, answer questions about operationalizing specific policies, give notice of upcoming communications from the Commonwealth to beneficiaries, and address topics brought forth by forum participants.


The forums will include representatives from the healthcare and workforce development community, as well as frontline state employees. After the initial meeting on March 8, these public meetings will take place at 1:00 PM local time on the first Thursday of each month, and will alternate between being held in Frankfort and various locations around the state.


Interested parties can contact KYHealthTeam@KY.gov to RSVP and be included on future communications regarding these meetings.




March 8, 2018*

1:00 PM EST

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Auditorium

200 Mero St, Frankfort, KY 40601


April 5, 2018

1:00 PM EST

Kentucky Career Center

600 West Cedar Street  Room 111

Louisville, KY  40202


May 3, 2018

1:00 PM EST

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Auditorium

200 Mero St, Frankfort, KY 40601


June 7, 2018

1:00 PM EST

Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront

668 W 5th St, Covington, KY 41011


July 12, 2018*

1:00 PM EST

Ashland Community and Technical College

LRC Building, Room 275 Ashland, KY 41011


August 2, 2018

1:00 PM CST

Green River Area Development District

300 Gradd Way, Owensboro, KY  42301


September 6, 2018

1:00 PM EST

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Auditorium

200 Mero St, Frankfort, KY 40601


October 4, 2018
1:00 PM EST
The Center for Rural Development Ballroom
2292 US-27 #300, Somerset, KY 42501

November 1, 2018
1:00 PM EST
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Auditorium
200 Mero St, Frankfort, KY 40601 

December 6, 2018
1:00 PM EST
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601


Each meeting will have a dial in opportunity for interested parties.


*Note that the meeting is not held on the first Thursday.




About CHFS

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is home to most of the state's human services and healthcare programs, including the Department for Medicaid Services, the Department for Community Based Services the Department for Public Health, the Department for Aging and Independent Living and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. CHFS is one of the largest agencies in state government, with nearly 8,000 full- and part-time employees located across the Commonwealth focused on improving the lives and health of Kentuckians. Additional information is available at http://chfs.ky.gov/.

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The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet coordinates learning programs from P-16, and manages and supports training and employment functions in the Department for Workforce Investment. For more information about our programs, visit http://ewdc.ky.gov or call 502-564-0372. 



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