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The mission of CHFS is to deliver quality services that enhance the health, safety, and wellbeing of all people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


To become a recognized national leader in state-level health and human services through continuous quality improvement and accountability by:

  • Improving delivery of health and family services through quality customer service,
  • Promoting individual self-sufficiency and community sustainability for the betterment of the vulnerable population,
  • Fostering higher health awareness through education that engages all individuals and communities,
  • Enhancing use of technology to increase service efficiency and effectiveness,
  • Educating, empowering, and deploying a highly skilled workforce.
  • Kentuckians Pledge to Get Things Done through AmeriCorps; 350 new and returning members begin service year
    Friday, September 11, 2015
    Today, more than 350 first- and second-year AmeriCorps members took a pledge to “get things done” in Kentucky as they embark on a year of service to their fellow Kentuckians across the state. AmeriCorps members serve in one of 12 AmeriCorps state programs serving 78 counties where they will help address unmet local human service needs. About 30 percent of the members in this year’s class are second-year members.
  • Lt. Gov. Luallen Honors Exemplary Volunteers; Service from 2014 recognized during ceremony at Governor’s Mansion
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen honored 14 groups and individuals from across the Commonwealth for their volunteer and service contributions today at a ceremony in Frankfort. Lt. Gov. Luallen and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes presented the Governor’s Service Awards at the Governor’s Mansion. The awards honored service completed in 2014.
  • Groups Receive Award for Elder Abuse Prevention
    Thursday, July 16, 2015
    Two community groups have received awards from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) to help their efforts to stop elder abuse.At a conference focusing on elder abuse prevention last month, CHFS presented two Public Awareness Initiative awards – one for $400 to the Kentucky River Council Against the Maltreatment of Elders (CAME) and another for $250 to the Big Sandy Elder Abuse Council.


Last Updated 2/11/2013