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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.
  • Remember Food Safety This Holiday Season
    Friday, November 21, 2014
    With Thanksgiving right around the corner – and food traditionally playing a large part in the festivities – the Department for Public Health (DPH) wants the public to keep safe food preparation and handling practices in mind. Many holiday dinners incorporate meat and poultry, which are possible sources of foodborne disease – a serious public health concern that is more common than many people may realize. In fact, one in six Americans will get a foodborne illness this year.
  • Governor Beshear Proclaims November Adoption Awareness Month; More families needed to care for waiting children
    Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed November as Adoption Awareness Month in Kentucky, and the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) is thanking adoptive parents and reminding the public of the great need for more adoptive homes.
  • State Honors Top Child Support Contracting Officials
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has announced the state’s 20 top-performing child support collection partners, and recognized one that has made significant improvement during the past year.


Last Updated 2/11/2013
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