Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services


Kentuckians invited to speak up on hemp regulation, including CBD and Delta 8

BY: - August 25, 2023

Over the last few years, hemp’s CBD and Delta 8, a less-potent marijuana alternative, have been sold online and in wellness shops as relief for pain, anxiety and insomnia. But that could change. A Kentucky agency and a congressional committee are separately seeking comment on how to regulate these products. This is an opportunity for […]

Kentucky considers Medicaid waiver for children with intellectual, related disabilities

BY: - August 7, 2023

During a crisis, parents of children with severe emotional disabilities must currently go to the hospital for help.  They want the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services to offer a crisis hotline and crisis intervention services, among other services.  This insight came from seven in-person and two virtual focus groups the cabinet and consulting […]

Kentucky issues first statewide report of domestic violence data

BY: - July 6, 2023

If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.  You can also contact any of Kentucky’s 15 domestic violence programs.  Almost half of Kentucky women — 45% — and around 36% of men in the state say […]

Kentucky reverses loss of social workers in child and adult protective services

BY: - June 8, 2023

FRANKFORT – Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander is “cautiously optimistic” as caseload-carrying social workers in the Department for Community Based Services increased this year.  In December, Kentucky had 965 workers in adult and child protective services work, which increased to 1,023 in March and 1,042 in May.  This increase comes […]