Kentucky HEALTH is a new Medicaid health and well-being program for certain adults and their families who live in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. On behalf of Kentucky, NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) and the University of Pennsylvania are studying the changes that the new program includes, and their impact on peoples’ health and well-being.
This five-year research project collects information about the health of Kentucky Medicaid members. The research identifies the types of medical care people receive, the cost and affordability of the care and medicine they need, employment statuses, and peoples’ engagement with their communities. Medicaid members are selected at random to participate and all information shared by participants is kept confidential. Results are reported in summary and never identify individuals by name.
NORC conducts in-person, web, and telephone health surveys. We also collect information through in-depth phone interviews with Medicaid members, providers, and Medicaid staff. We will use the information we collect to study the Medicaid program and to help improve Kentucky's Medicaid services.
Each person’s answers provide information that could help improve Kentucky's Medicaid program now and in the years ahead. While participation is voluntary, we need each person’s help and hope those selected will participate. NORC selected each person randomly and participation is important for the study results to be accurate and useful.
How long will this take?
Completing the health survey takes no more than 30 minutes and can be completed online or by telephone. People may also be asked to provide basic health measures (such as height and weight) during an in-person home visit, which will take approximately 30 minutes and/or asked to participate in a one-hour telephone interview to learn more about their experiences. Participation in each step of this project is voluntary.
Each person may decline to participate in any portion of the study and may opt to not answer one or more questions. All answers and collected data are confidential and results are reported as a summary. Data will not contain names or other information that identifies participants. If you have been asked to take part and have any questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, please contact the NORC Institutional Review Board Manager by calling the toll-free number at 1-800-309-0542.