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CHFS Community is an award-winning podcast featuring ordinary people doing extraordinary work at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Hosted by Secretary Eric Friedlander and produced by Julianne Hatton, you'll hear inspirational stories from the people who serve every Kentuckian in some way. Join our community so you'll never miss an episode and tell your friends about the show. Until next time, stay healthy Kentucky!

Jun 7, 2022

There was a time when health equity was a new term and social determinants of health was a new concept for Kentucky. Our Cabinet, the Department for Public Health (DPH) and community partners have discovered that those terms are midstream indicators that impact health and health outcomes. There are also important systemic, institutional, and historical factors that continue to impact the health and wellbeing of Kentuckians. And we can't talk about one without the other. Today’s guest, Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, MPH, is part of that effort as director of the Office of Health Equity (OHE) in DPH, providing technical assistance in the areas of evaluation, survey development, study design and data analysis. As advocates for change we are proud of the conversations we are having, and more importantly, seeing tangible, actionable results come out of those conversations.