Serve three-year terms
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 27, 2016) — The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is accepting nominations for two seats on its Board of Directors and three seats on its Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Terms are three years and members can serve up to two consecutive terms. Nominations are due July 22.
While board members represent the interests of Kentucky’s medically underserved and include individuals working in the health policy, health care services and health care finance fields, the board also is seeking members not employed by health care organizations, and who can bring varying perspectives to the Foundation’s health policy change and health care innovation work. The District 4 board nominee must be a resident of Jefferson County; the At-Large board nominee may be a resident from anywhere in the commonwealth.
CAC, which advises the board and appoints some board members, is seeking new members from areas of the commonwealth currently not represented: the Purchase, Buffalo Trace, Gateway, FIVCO, Big Sandy and Cumberland Valley Area Development Districts (ADDs). The greater Lexington area currently is overrepresented. CAC is seeking two additional members who are executive directors or trustees of organizations working to address the unmet health care needs of Kentucky. As with board nominees, CAC is seeking members with expertise outside the health care field, such as in business, law and education.
CAC terms begin Nov. 14, and board terms begin Dece 5. Both meet four times each year, typically in Louisville; committee meetings usually occur four times per year as well. Board and CAC members always attend the annual Bost Health Policy Forum, scheduled this year for Sept. 19 in Lexington. Members are expected to participate actively in quarterly, in-person meetings and to participate, by phone or in person, in a working committee.