Kentucky: Health & Disability Programs

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
The commission provides services through a variety of specialty clinics addressing the following medical areas:  Asthma (Severe), Burn, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial, Cystic Fibrosis, Ear, Eye, Hand, Heart, Hemophilia (Pediatric and Adult), Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis,  Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, Reconstructive Surgery, Scoliosis, Seizure, and Spina Bifida.  Eligible clients must be residents of Kentucky and younger than 21 who meet financial guidelines and have a medical condition that usually responds to treatment provided within the program.
310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 429-4430
Toll-free (800) 232-1160
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL)
DAIL’s programs include the Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (ADRC); Aging Network; Adult Day Care and Alzheimer’s Disease Respite; Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council; Assisted Living Community information and certification; Caregiver Support Services; Consumer Directed Option (CDO); Elder Abuse Prevention; Guardianship; Hart-Supported Living; Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, which includes routine health screening, nutrition counseling and education services, health promotion programs, home injury prevention, mental health screenings, benefits counseling, medication management screening education, and rehabilitation information through the area agencies on aging and independent living; Homecare; Institute for Aging;  Long-Term Care Ombudsman;  Nutrition Program for the Elderly; Personal Care Attendant Program; Senior Citizen Centers; Senior Community Service Employment Program; State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund; and The Traumatic Brain Injury Behavioral Program.
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY  40621
(502) 564-6930 ext. 3045
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Division of Behavioral Health’s Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Adult Behavioral Health services include:  case management services, consumer and family support, crisis services, housing, behavioral health treatment, rehabilitation services, and substance abuse treatment.  Child and adolescent programs and services include:  children’s system of care, family involvement and support, behavioral health treatment services and programs, service coordination and wraparound, and substance abuse treatment.  Other behavioral health services include cultural diversity and competence and deaf and hard of hearing services.  Developmental and intellectual disabilities services include supports for community living, preadmission screening and resident review, consumer direction – cash and counseling, and supported living.
100 Fair Oaks Lane 4E-B
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-4527
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Program Services of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation includes the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Branch, the Supported Employment/CRP Branch, the Rehabilitation Technology Branch, job placement specialists, a coordinator of job placement services, a transition services coordinator, a Social Security – Ticket to Work program, and the Program Planning and Development Branch.  Vocational rehabilitation services provided include: assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs, counseling, vocational services, supported employment, personal assistance services, interpreter and notetaking services, telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devices, rehabilitation technology, job placement and retention services, and employment follow-up and post-employment services.
CHR Building
275 East Main Street
Mail Stop 2E-K
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-4440
Toll-free (800) 372-7172

 University of Louisville’s Living Well Workshops: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
These free six-week workshops held in community settings  are open to individuals living with a chronic condition and give them an opportunity to share fears and common obstacles to success, as well as learn coping tips.  Led by two peer leaders (one or both of whom have a chronic disease), the group discusses topics including exercise for improving strength, communicating effectively with health professionals, and appropriate use of medications. Each participant develops an action plan for the coming week.
Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
501 East Broadway, Suite 270
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 852-1804