Health Enterprises Network Presents:

Health Policy Forum

A conversation with Eric Friedlander, Secretary, Cabinet for Health and Family Services

RESCHEDULED: May 5, 2021

8:30 – 9:30 AM

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The Health Enterprises Network Health Policy Forum is a group of healthcare executives and professionals who meet regularly to hear about key issues and legislation related to the region’s health-related economy.

During this forum Secretary Friedlander will discuss the priorities for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and how CHFS is working to address how the delivery of healthcare is changing in Kentucky. We will also facilitate a dialogue to explore how Kentucky’s leading healthcare companies and CHFS can work together to create innovative programs to address challenges within our healthcare system.

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Eric Friedlander was appointed secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services by Gov. Andy Beshear on Dec. 10, 2019. He has spent 35 years in public service, most of them with CHFS. He served previously as CHFS deputy secretary in the administration of Gov. Steve Beshear, a position in which he helped lead and manage successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act and transformation of Kentucky’s healthcare delivery system. He has held many other positions in Cabinet agencies from Certificate of Need to Family Resource Centers with emphasis on specialty areas from budget to policy.

Most recently, he served as chief resilience officer for the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services. The resilience position was a part of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative, a worldwide network of cities studying factors vital to help cities bounce back from the inevitable impact of acute shock or chronic stress of aging infrastructure, inequality and poverty. In the community services aspect of his role, he also led the city’s response to homelessness. This role included some poverty-fighting initiatives like LIHEAP, Meals on Wheels and Neighborhood Place as well as advocacy offices such as the Office of Women, Veterans Affairs, Aging and Disabilities and Youth Development.