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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!

Feb 12, 2021

Today’s guest is Katie Marks, Ph.D, Project Director for the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), which includes the SAMHSA-funded State Opioid Response grants awarded to the CHFS Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities.

Dr. Marks was raised on a farm in Jefferson County and...

Feb 4, 2021

Today’s guest is Ivy Alexander, Executive Director of the Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs (OCSHCN). This is a position I once held that is very near and dear to my heart. Ivy comes from a family of scientists and engineers, and graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on...