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CHFS Community is a podcast about health and well-being, featuring Cabinet for Health and Family Services employees across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Twice a month, you'll hear from exceptional people providing programs and services to help Kentuckians reach their full human potential. Join our community, and look for the Podcast Preview in your email so you'll never miss an episode. While you're at it, tell your friends about the show. Until next time... stay healthy Kentucky!

Jan 19, 2022

February is American Heart Month, and a good time to focus on improving cardiovascular health. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program works in partnership with the Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke...


Jan 5, 2022

In October 2021, the “Kentucky State Plan on Aging” was approved by the federal government with a mission to promote the welfare, dignity, and independence of older adults, individuals with physical disabilities, and adults in need of a guardian. Gov. Beshear has designated the Cabinet for Health and Family...


Dec 8, 2021

Astrud Masterson is executive director of the Office of Administrative Services (OAS). She grew up in Louisville and graduated from Georgetown College. In today’s episode, we discuss how OAS touches all CHFS agencies in one way or another.

When COVID-19 hit, OAS was in the heat of contract season. Masterson shares how...


Nov 9, 2021

Lala Williams is Deputy Commissioner for the Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), and on this episode we discuss her journey from Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, to East St. Louis, Chicago, and finally back to her hometown. Along the way, Williams acquired an MS in public administration and policy as well as...


Oct 8, 2021

Welcome everyone, to CHFS Community. Today’s guest is Dr. Kelly Giesbrecht, our state public health veterinarian. She has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Florida and a masters of public health from the University of Texas. After clinical practice, she spent 11 years in the U.S. Air...