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Healthy Citizens

‘Health Three60’ focuses on citizens who work to help improve health

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

The next episode of Health Three60 highlights the work of citizens who are actively working to improve the health outcomes and lives of their fellow Kentuckians on both a community and state-wide level. It premieres Monday, Nov. 12 at 9/8 pm on KET.

One of the inspiring — and heartbreaking — stories featured in this program is the work of Charlotte Wethington, whose son Casey died at the age of 23 of a heroin overdose.

Casey’s life and death were the inspiration for The Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention, a law that became effective in Kentucky on July 13, 2004, and permits parents, relatives and/or friends to intervene on the substance use disorder of a loved one, regardless of age and without criminal charges.

The program will also feature the East Kentucky Reproductive Health Project, an effort led by young women who are producing and distributing media that explores the sexual and reproductive health experiences, concerns and needs of women in the region.

In addition to the work done by the organization, Health Three60 also tells the story of the power of people sharing their personal stories and how social media is increasingly being used in the realm of advocacy.

Health Three60, which is produced with funding from the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky, also airs Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11/10 am and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 4/3 pm on the Kentucky Channel.

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