LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is a platinum sponsor of the 2016 Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, which takes place April 12-14, 2016 at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky. Community advocates for WellCare of Kentucky will also lead seminars that focus on the conference's theme, "Connecting Public Health to ALL Disciplines."
The Kentucky Public Health Association Conference brings together more than 400 public health professionals and practitioners from across the Commonwealth to help foster healthy communities through education, leadership and commitment to excellence.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 WellCare of Kentucky will host the following seminars:
- Jarrod Roberts, a WellCare of Kentucky community advocate, along with Cynthia Landon of the Marshall County Health Department and Angie Fisk, retired principal of Sharpe Elementary, will talk about, "Team Ultra – A Program to Reduce Childhood Obesity: Partnership, Programming and Outcomes." Team Ultra is an after-school physical fitness, nutrition education and character building program. Beginning as a running club in one elementary school, Team Ultra now operates in all six elementary schools in Marshall County.
- Sharli Rogers, a WellCare of Kentucky community advocate, will join Martin Richards of the Community Farm Alliance to discuss, "Healthy Foods Access: Strengthening Local Food Systems to Help Families Access Fresh Foods." WellCare of Kentucky encourages expanded use of local farmers markets by partnering with Community Farm Alliance's Farmers Market Support programs. These programs are designed to help strengthen the infrastructure of local farmers markets, make it easier and more affordable for low-income Kentuckians to access fresh produce, and build community partnerships to facilitate long-term market sustainability.
For more information on the 2016 Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, visit www.kpha-ky.org.
As of Dec. 31, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 440,000 Medicaid members, 8,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 22,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Kentucky. To learn more about how we care for Kentuckians, watch Brandi's story at http://youtu.be/YwOw5EgeSYo.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2015. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan
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