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.

Grant 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 health systems.
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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 eligible.

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.

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