Kentucky Voices for Health Increases Capacity

(LOUISVILLE, Ky – May 23, 2018) In an effort to address growing concerns around implementation of the Bevin Administration’s Medicaid waiver known as Kentucky HEALTH, Kentucky Voices for Health has added two staff positions. These team members will work to address questions and concerns about the policy implications of the waiver, as well as to inform the affected populations of the latest changes.

Jason Dunn, Policy Analyst, has over 25 years of experience administering major public assistance programs in the Commonwealth, including TANF, SNAP, and Medicaid eligibility. Dunn began as a caseworker with the cabinet in 1990 and eventually worked his way up to the position of Director of the Division of Family Support in the Department for Community Based Services in 2011. His experience includes analysis of federal and state statutes and regulations, promulgating state regulations, procedure development, business analysis and redesign, and liaison for IT development and implementation needs.

Angela Koch, State Outreach and Education Director, has over 20 years of nonprofit experience, including five years at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, where she oversaw grants management and provided external affairs support. Her nonprofit career has ranged from animal welfare to technology, with extensive communications and outreach experience.

The additional staff will allow KVH to more effectively address the consumer needs associated with complex and often confusing health policy. Dunn and Koch will work with community organizations, advocates and other agencies to maintain coverage and improve health by helping Kentuckians better understand and navigate the changing healthcare system.

About Kentucky Voices for Health

KVH has been a respected voice of consumer advocates and a catalyst in health policy decision-making since 2007. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpartisan coalition, we bring together individuals, advocates, community organizations, state agencies, and policymakers to address the underlying causes of poor health by connecting Kentuckians with opportunities to make change through policy advocacy. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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