Kentucky Office of Health Equity
The Kentucky Department for Public Health, Office of Health Equity (OHE)
was established in September 2008 to address health disparities among
racial and ethnic minorities, and rural Appalachian populations.
support has been received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, Office of Minority Health (OMH) since 2010.
OHE supports goals
and evidence-based strategies from the National Partnership for Action
to End Health Disparities (NPA) to mobilize a statewide, comprehensive,
community-driven, and sustained approach to combating health disparities
and to move Kentucky toward achieving health equity. OHE also supports a
wide variety of activities and services through partnerships with
health departments, universities, nonprofit organizations and private
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What is KCHIP?
The Kentucky Children's Health
Insurance Program (KCHIP) is free or low-cost health insurance for
children younger than 19 without health insurance. Children in families
with incomes less than 218 percent of the federal poverty level are
A family is considered a child or children and the natural, adoptive
or step parents residing in a household. Due to changes in
the Affordable Care Act, effective Jan. 1, 2014, KCHIP eligibility is
determined using the Modified Adjusted Gross Income and family size
based on the tax filing unit of the household.
We know your children's health is important to you, but you may be
facing barriers to health care access, like cost or lack of coverage
through your employer. Whatever the reason, your family may qualify for
coverage through KCHIP.
Children need health insurance. If you think your children may qualify, apply today.