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About the Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative
The Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative (BHMI) is a collaboration between the University of Kentucky Department of Family Sciences and Bluegrass Healthy Marriages Partnership. The Initiative looks to improve children’s well-being by affirming and supporting healthy marriages in the Lexington, Kentucky, metropolitan area. This project brings together several organizations to facilitate a variety of research, education, and awareness activities designed to help those who choose marriage be successful in that pursuit. The Initiative is funded by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services through a Section 1115 waiver awarded to the state by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Region IV. The project currently runs through June 2010.
Our Mission
BHMI exists primarily to increase child well-being and family stability by working to affirm and enable healthy marriages for the benefit of men, women, their children, their extended families, and the communities of Central Kentucky; and in those situations where a healthy marriage is not a practical possibility, to affirm and enable cooperative and involved co-parenting for the benefit of children.
Our Tasks
  • Increase access to marriage education activities & relationship resources
  • Increase quantity and quality of activities & resources
  • Increase individual and couple predisposition to participate in and take advantage of resources
  • Amass and publicize scholarly research
  • For More Information
    For more information about BHMI, including a look at the many things we are offering through this project, please visit our website: www.ca.uky.edu/healthymarriage.
     
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