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Kentucky Health Issues Poll

Kentucky Health Issues Poll

Interact for Health, formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, has always encouraged and supported data-driven decisions. It is in support of that goal that we partnered with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to start the Kentucky Health Issues Poll in 2008. Data highlights and data tables from each Poll are available below. You can also access the full datasets from each Poll. Download an overview of the poll here.

Kentucky Health Issue Poll 2013

See poll results from previous years on the KHIP Archive Page.

 

NEW: Strong support for children’s health policies in schools. Large majority favors tobacco-free campus, school nutrition standards and physical activity requirements.

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More than half of adults get drinking water from the tap. Nearly 1 in 10 report not drinking water daily.

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Most Kentucky adults have had dental visit in past year. Almost 1 in 6 have not visited a dentist or dental clinic in five or more years.

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Neighborhood conditions for physical activity vary widely. Fewer than 3 in 10 rate sidewalks as excellent or very good.

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Many not eating enough fruits and vegetables, cost may be an issue. Only two in 10 Kentucky adults eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Half say the cost is fair or poor.

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Misuse of prescription and illegal drugs in Kentucky. One in four Kentucky adults know someone who has had problems from misuse of prescription pain relievers.

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ACA support steady; few felt impact, understanding rises. Almost 6 in 10 Kentuckians reported not having enough information to know whether the healthcare reform law would affect them personally, significantly fewer than in 2010 and 2011.

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Large majority supports state’s Medicaid expansion. Nearly 8 in 10 Kentuckians favor Kentucky’s decision to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income people.

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Awareness high about state’s insurance marketplace. Nearly 8 in 10 Kentucky adults reported hearing something about kynect, the state’s insurance exchange.

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Insurance coverage among Kentucky adults in 2013
4 in 10 working-age Kentucky adults have health insurance from employer, 3 in 10 uninsured at some point in the past year

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Support for smoke-free law in Kentucky continues to grow. Nearly 7 in 10 Kentucky adults favor a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law.

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See poll results from previous years on the KHIP Archive Page.


KHIP Usage

These data highlights are free to download and print, provided they are not used for a commercial purpose, that you do not collect any fees for the reproductions, and that they are faithfully reproduced without addition, alteration, or abbreviation.

Datasets from the poll are available on the Online Analysis and Statistical Information System (OASIS). This is an innovative web-based program that puts powerful analysis tools in the hands of the general public. To view the Kentucky Health Issues Poll once you have registered, select "The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati" in the "Collection of Studies" category. Then choose "Kentucky Health Issues Poll."

 

KHIP Suggestions

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll will be conducted once a year in partnership with the Institute for Policy Research and will cover a variety of topics, including insurance status, concerns about healthcare coverage, healthcare services, and others. We welcome your suggestions on topics for future surveys.

Features

  • Interact for Health Releases 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll

    The Kentucky Health Issues Poll helps the community make data-driven decisions. This year's topics include insurance coverage, a smoke-free law, Medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act, nutrition, dental care and the ability to exercise in your community.

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  • Greater Cincinnati Health Watch

    Greater Cincinnati Health Watch is a free biweekly e-mail newsletter published by Interact for Health. Each issue includes health news stories from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and the nation, with emphasis on topics related to Interact for Health's focus areas of substance use disorders, severe mental illness, school-aged children's healthcare, and community primary care. Also, each issue contain sections that highlight our upcoming Requests for Proposals (RFPs), workshops, publications, and other events.

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  • A Catalyst in the Community Combating the Heroin Epidemic

    Watch our video that captures the work of Ann Barnum and her community partners as they try to tackle the heroin epidemic in Greater Cincinnati

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  • Many not eating enough fruits and vegetables, cost may be an issue

    The 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) has found that only 2 in 10 Kentucky adults eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, and that half say that the cost of fruits and vegetables where they typically shop is fair or poor.

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  • Interact for Health is partnering with Artswave to support 21 organizations to plan new, recurring mass-particpation active-living events, develop outreach and promotion of existing events, or recruit new participants.

    Funded organizations represent a variety of locations and types of events across the region. The projects appeal to people of varying skill levels and there is a special emphasis on reaching vulnerable populations to participate in events. Young people and adults of all ages will have access to physical activity events and can join the fun!

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  • Interact for Health to fund Physical Activity Environments; Letters of Intent due May 1

    Our latest request for proposals aims to increase physical activity infrastructure to provide safe places to exercise, including physical play by children and adults as well as formal forms of exercise. This RFP will not include specialized facilities for organized sports teams or ordinary replacement of worn-out equipment.

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  • A Catalyst in the Community Affordable Care Act Education

    Watch our video that captures the work of Kate Keller and her community partners educate the community about the Affordable Care Act

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