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Kentucky school districts urged to communicate P-EBT program with families

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Division of School and Community Nutrition hosted a webinar May 29 on district responsibilities with the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program.

Kentucky students eligible for new emergency food benefits

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering to provide food assistance to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

CHFS, KDE partner on framework to improve student care and well-being

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services are collaborating on a framework to improve the physical and mental well-being of Kentucky’s youth, called Kentucky CARES.

Electronic cigarettes becoming a bigger problem for Kentucky teens

Electronic cigarettes, originally designed as an alternative for adult smokers, have become popular with teens and are raising many health concerns.

Kentucky to expand school-based healthcare services for children

Gov. Matt Bevin announced June 3 that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, will seek an amendment to Kentucky’s Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools across the Commonwealth by allowing for the payment of qualifying physical and mental health services.

State awarded $9 million grant to improve mental health services in...

The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, announced May 9 the award of a $9 million federal grant to increase awareness of mental health issues among Kentucky students across the state and in three pilot school districts.

Taking steps in schools to fight human trafficking

The Kentucky Department of Education is part of a statewide task force that is raising awareness of human trafficking and providing training to educators and others on how to spot and report it.

Home-grown help in social services staffing

A new apprenticeship program allows high schools students to work in local offices of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services.

Contracts between school districts, health departments not affected under state’s managed...

The relationship between school districts and local health departments will not change if the state switches to a managed-care system to administer Medicaid services, based on terms outlined in a request for proposals for managed-care organizations.