Online Program

Public Opinion Polling Data on Health Policy in Kentucky

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Rachelle Seger, BA, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Louisville, KY
Working to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky’s approach centers on developing and shaping health policy and promoting lasting change in the systems by which health care is provided, and environments in which health choices are made.
We are committed to producing health information for policymakers, health officials, local decision makers, and advocates, in part, by sponsoring a random digit dial telephone opinion poll of Kentucky adults called the Kentucky Health Issues Poll. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) has been conducted annually since 2008 to assess what Kentuckians think about a variety of health topics affecting the Commonwealth. The KHIP provides health status and brief socioeconomic profiles of the state and five geographic regions. By including health policy topics in KHIP, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky contributes unique, timely, and reliable data to the conversation on improving the health of all Kentuckians.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain the basic design and objectives of the Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) Describe the philosophy and partnerships which support KHIP Identify the importance of the health and policy questions included on the KHIP

Keyword(s): Data Collection and Surveillance, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have ten years of survey design experience. I am the Community Health Research Officer overseeing the annual Kentucky Health Issues Poll for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.