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Office of Health Research and Development


Kentucky Homeplace

About Homeplace - Residents of rural Kentucky have unusually high levels of certain diseases. These include cancer, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, and diabetes. Lifestyle choices, environmental factors, inadequate health insurance and general lack of understanding of the healthcare system are often cited as contributing to this condition. Kentucky Homeplace was created to help address these issues.

The mission of the Kentucky Homeplace Program is to provide access to medical, social, and environmental services for the citizens of the Commonwealth.

The goal of the Kentucky Homeplace Program is to educate Kentuckians to identify risk factors and use preventative measures to become a healthier people with knowledge and skills to access the healthcare and social system.


  • Provide access to medical, social and environmental services by networking with a service provider at the lowest cost possible.
  • Decrease uncompensated hospitalization and emergency room visits by educating individuals to access appropriate health care.
  • Act as a liaison on behalf of individuals and their families by networking with multi-disciplinary agencies.
  • Promote a better quality of life by providing education on primary and preventative care.
  • Identify health trends, socio-cultural and economic barriers to bridge the gaps between uninsured and underserved individuals and the health care delivery system to find solutions by collecting and analyzing data.

Future Visions and Goals

  • Secure the needed funding to provide full time coverage for the 58 counties we are currently serving.
  • Secure funding to provide services in all rural counties in the Commonwealth.
  • Secure funding to provide services in all urban counties in the Commonwealth.

Homeplace Statewide Service Area Map

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