Research has found a powerful link between people’s self-report of their personal health status and the predicted length and quality of their lives.
- Three in 10 Kentucky adults report fair or poor health (31%). These Kentuckians frequently cite a current health problem or access to healthcare as barriers to health improvement.
- Two thirds of Kentucky adults (65%) report it would be difficult or very difficult to make a positive health change.
- Kentuckians report time, money and motivation as barriers to health change.
Sponsored annually by Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, the Kentucky Health Issues Poll is a 1,600-household phone survey, polling Kentuckians for their views on key health policy issues likely to come before the legislature or local policymaking bodies. Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is a non-profit philanthropic organization whose mission is to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing health policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity.
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