The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is hoping a new five-year grant program will reduce the spread of chronic diseases in Kentucky. The foundation will give three million dollars to ten different communities to help fight illnesses among children. Targeted maladies include cancer, diabetes and heart disease, all of which are prevalent in the commonwealth.
Foundation CEO Susan Zepeda says any health organization can apply for the grants.
“It’s going to be a more open process than people are use to and that’s why it’s a two stage process," says Zepeda.
The foundation will hold two conference calls to explain the program later this month.