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Hello and welcome to CHFS Community! We're a podcast about health, happiness, safety and resilience for Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services employees across the commonwealth. Thank you for listening, and please tell your coworkers about the show.


Host: CHFS Secretary Eric Friedlander

Producer: Julianne Hatton

Cover art: Lisa Wallace

May 21, 2020

Sec. Friedlander interviews Stephanie Brammer-Barnes from the Office of Inspector General who is retiring after 29 years at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. She describes the early years of ash trays, electronic typewriters and floppy drives, and how perseverance helped her gain confidence and discover her...

May 6, 2020

Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander interviews CAPT Doug Thoroughman about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Thoroughman is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention field officer and Acting State Epidemiologist in Kentucky. He describes his undergraduate studies and service in Liberia,...

Apr 24, 2020

In the spirit of social distancing, Julianne Hatton interviews Acting Secretary Eric Friedlander online from her home studio in Frankfort, Kentucky. Episode One is a discussion about leadership, connectivity and resilience. Friedlander marvels at how CHFS employees have worked across departments and exceeded...