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8 - .September 05, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook Saint Joseph Heart Institute and American Heart Association Unveil Heart Health Patch Program with Local Girl Scouts Saint Joseph Heart Insti- tute, part of KentuckyOne Health, and the American Heart Association have part- nered with the Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council to educate young gifts about their hearts and howto keep them healthy. The three have teamed up to create the Go Red Girl Scout Patch program to raise awareness of. heart disease and the risks that it poses for women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. The American Heart Asso- ciation's Go Red For Women campaign, locally sponsored by the Saint Joseph Heart Institute, is designed to edu- cate and raise awareness about the risk of heart dis- ease among women. "Kentucky is among the worst states in the country for incidence of heart dis- ease and stroke," said Rob- eft Salley, M.D., executive director of Cardiovascular Services for Saint Joseph Hospital Saint Joseph Hos- pital. "If we want to change the future and improve the health of all Kentuckians, we need to help children de- velop healthy habits. We are pleased to do just that as part of this innovative and excit- ing program with local Girl SCOUts." The Go Red Girl Scout Patch program is designed with various activities for ach troop level from Dai- sies through Seniors and Ambassadors. The number of activities needed to com- plete the patch depends on troop level. Activities include understanding risk factors for he.art disea~,; leaning bQW~.t~e hear.t fimcti0n i ae impact on the heart, what makes a healthy diet and CPR. "Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease," said Joey Maggard, ex- ecutive director, Americhn Heart Association Central Kentucky Chapter. "By ex- panding the Go Red pro- gram to these Girl Scouts and encouraging healthy heart habits early in life, we hope to help girls begin a life- time of healthy living." Saint Joseph Heart Insti- tute, the American Heart As- soc'mtion and the Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council partnered to design a special patch for the program, which kicks off Au- gust 29. 'q'he Girl Scouts of Ken- tucky's Wilderness Road is committed to helping girls make healthy choices in their own lives and learn and share leadership skills within their-communities," said Susan Hansell, CEO of Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council. "Our partnership with the American Heart Association reflects the commitment from both organizations to building healthy communi- ties across Kentucky's Wil- derness Road." Since 2008, Saint Joseph Heart Institute has part- nered with the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign to bring heart health educa- tion events to Lexington and other cities throughout central Kentucky, including outreach in diverse and un- derserved populations. For more information about Go Red For Women, the signs, symptoms or risk factors of heart disease and stroke and more, visit www. GoRedForWomen.org. TRAINING ii:! i .......... will The Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Of- fice of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange (KHBE) announced initial grant awards to agencies and organizations that will be known as "Kynector" to assist consumers who en- roll for healthcare benefit through Kynect, Kentucky's Healthcare Connection. A second round of grants for certain geographic areas will be awarded later. "We're pleased to have these" important partners on board with us to help Kentuckians enroll through the Kynect marketplace," said CHFS Secretary Au- drey Tayse Haynes. "As we approach Oct. 1, the start date for open enrollment, it is more important than ever that we be prepared to assist people across the state in navigating the new healthcare options that will be available to them, wheth- er private insurance is the best option or they qualify for coverage under the Medicare expansion." Proposals were to target specific geographic areas, based on the state's eight Medicaid regions. Com- petitive grant awards are being made to Community Action Kentucky (CAK) for regions 1, 2, 6 and 7 to- taling approximately 83.4 million. CAK will partner with Gateway Community Action to serve Bath, Me- nifee, Morgan, and Rowan Golden Rule Vinyl Several display models on sale now. Check our website for a Come see Dan for a great deall full listing. Since 1991 Mt. Sterling, Flemingsburg & Soon in Winchester Advanced Cancer Care Close to Home State of the Art GE Medical Systems EquipmeJ For Appointments or Second Opinions Call counties. "Community Action Kentucky is very excited the Community Action Agencies have been chosen to provide this vital assistance to low income citizens who are deeply in need of affordable options for health insurance," said CAK Executive Director, Rob Jones. "We are excited about this opportunity for Gateway Community Ac- tion to expand its services in keeping with our nearly 40 years of helping those in our communities," said Gateway's Executive Di- rector, Dennis Gulley. Duties of Kynectors will include conducting public education activities to raise awareness of health plans available through Kynect; distributing fair and im- partial information about the available health plans, facilitating enrollment in health plans; and providing referrals to any applicable offices in the event of com- plaints and appeals. Kentuckians can visit the exchange's website at kynect.ky.gov or call 1-855.4kynect (459-6328) to learn more about the pro- gram, which is expected to help more than 640,000 uninsured Kentuckians get covered by private in- surance plans or Medicaid and the Kentucky Chil- dren's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP). Open enrollment for in- dividuals seeking to pur- chase insurance through Kynect begins Oct. 1, 2013 and runs through March 31, 2014, with coverage beginning as soon as Jan. 1, 2014. Open enrollment for small businesses also begins Oct. 1, 2013, but businesses with 50 or fewer employees will be able to choose to enroll employees in plans offered through Kynect at any point after that date. During open enrollment, Kentuckians will be able to compare and select insur- ance plans and find out if they qualify for programs like Medicaid and KCHIP by using the Kynect web- site, a toll-free contact cen- ter, a mailin application or in person. Individuals will find out if they qualify for payment assistance and special discounts on deductibles, copays and co-insurance. Kynect will also to assist small busi- nesses with enrolling their employees in health plans, and businesses with fewer than 25 employees may qualify for tax credits. For further information, contact Rob Jones at Com- munity Action Kentucky, 502-875-5863. Keith Taylor of Ow- ingsville, and Tammy Taylor of Mt. Sterling announce the engage- ment and forthcom- ing marriage of their daughter, Kendall Dawn Taylor, to Tyler Royce Jett, son of Roy and Su- sie Jett of Mt. Sterling. The bride-elect is a graduate of Bath Coun- ty High School and is employed by Cave Run Surgical Specialists. The prospective groom is a graduate of Montgomery County High School and is em- ployed by Lexington- Fayette Co. Urban Gov- ernment. The wedding cere- mony will be held 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Septem- ber 14, at the Owings- ville First ChurCh of God. 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