McConnell Center lecture series considers future of Kentucky health
Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, will give a free, public talk on “Unbridled Hunger: Food Insecurity Challenges and Solutions for Kentucky” Jan. 24, 6-7 p.m., at Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium (directions).
The commissioner’s talk will cover a range of public policy impacts, including the role of health care and education in rural and urban parts of Kentucky.
Quarles formed the Kentucky Hunger Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to bring together farmers, charitable organizations, faith groups, community leaders and government entities to help reduce hunger in the state. According to a 2016 study done by Feeding America, 17 percent of Kentuckians are food insecure.
The January lecture is part of the McConnell Center’s 2018 spring public lecture series, “Taking Kentucky’s Temperature: Future of Health Policy in the Commonwealth.”
No RSVP required.