The summer heat can be tricky for people with diabetes. If someone you know has diabetes, they’ll want to be aware of when it’s time to call your doctor. Dehydration is when the body loses too much fluid (water) and cannot carry out its normal function. Signs of dehydration can look just like signs of low or high blood sugar.
People with diabetes should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day! Passport members with diabetes can call 1-877-903-0082 to get help and learn how to manage their diabetes.
By May 28, Kentucky families with children who receive Medicaid, KTAP, Kinship Care or Medicaid will automatically receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) funding on their EBT cards.
Other families with children on free or reduced-meal plans at school may also apply online for these benefits at www.benefind.ky.gov.
Please help us spread the word to any families who might benefit from this program. https://chfs.ky.gov/News/Documents/nrpebtmeals.pdf
We are so excited for the Fields family from London, KY, who completed the adoption process of three children during COVID-19! Their son Dusty is a Passport member and works with our Foster Care Specialist Tara.
Tara said, “This outcome is the best-case scenario that we all hope for these medically complex foster kids. It was such a privilege to be able to work with this amazing child and family and be a part of it!”
Congratulations to this amazing family! Click here for the story
If you know a Passport member who has special health care needs or is disabled, Passport’s Care Management program may be able to help.
Our care managers are health care professionals such as registered nurses, social workers, registered dietitians or respiratory therapists. They can help members understand major health problems and set up care with providers. A care manager will work with members and their provider to help get the care they need.
Please tell any members you know who might benefit to call our Care Connectors team at 1-877-903-0082.
Louisville Metro Government has begun accepting applications for the Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund (CRF) – established to supplement relief organizations experiencing an incremental surge in demand for services from persons impacted by the COVID-19 health pandemic.
Applications can be submitted to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LMCCOVID.
For more information, visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/external-agency-fund
The Reinvestment Fund is offering up to $3 million is available for grants for innovative fresh food retail and food system enterprises that seek to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas.
Info Session Webinar: June 2, 2020 at 2pm EST
Letter of Intent due: July 10, 2020
Request for Applications.
Click here to apply.
Passport was recently featured in the Courier-Journal for our proactive efforts to help our members most at right for COVID-19.
Click here to read it!
Team Kentucky is working with partners to expand drive-thru testing throughout the commonwealth. Drive-thru testing at these locations now is open to all Kentuckians who want a COVID-19 test. Please share this important information.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our healthcare workers are risking their lives every day on the front lines. Passport staff took a moment to express our gratitude.
Watch it here.
Kentucky Career EDGE is an online platform to provide career services to job seekers in each of the state’s 10 workforce regions. It consists of 18 interactive modules with built-in virtual coaching including a job interview simulator, resume and job application builder, guidance in developing a personal brand, and essential life skills curriculum to support career seekers in preparation for finding a job or advance in employment.
Access to Kentucky Career EDGE is provided at www.kycareeredge.com.
New users simply register for an account by entering in basic contact information, along with their zip code to verify Kentucky residency. Registration takes less than one minute, after which the user has immediate access to all modules and services within the Kentucky Career EDGE platform.
In addition, here is a link to a recent article on the program that was featured in The Lane Report: https://www.lanereport.com/125187/2020/04/career-edge-web-based-job-services-platform-to-be-implemented-statewide/