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Foundation News
FOUNDATION STATEMENT: NEW STUDY SHOWS KIDS IN POVERTY 3.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BREATHE SECONDHAND TOBACCO SMOKE

Kids who live in poverty are nearly three and a half times more likely to be exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke than their counterparts in high-income households, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination study, released by the National Center for Health Statistics (see graph below). Nearly 55 percent of kids ages 3 to 17 living below the federal poverty level were exposed to secondhand smoke from 2013 to 2016, compared to 16 percent of kids living in households with incomes at or above 400 percent of the poverty level. Black youth at all income levels had the highest levels of exposure at 61.8 percent.

CAROLYN RICHEY NAMED HEALTHY KENTUCKY POLICY CHAMPION

Carolyn Richey, a nurse supervisor with the Allen County Health Department, has been named a  Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion  by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for her work to increase access to healthy foods for youth. The award recognizes individuals and organizations working to improve the health of Kentuckians through policy change.

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Allen woman recognized for efforts to expand access to healthy food

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Foundation Events

Healthy Communities, Healthy Schools: Making the Case for a School Health Coalition
September 10, 2019
9:30 AM-4:00 PM ET
Lexington, KY

The health and wellness of children and youth is the driving force for a healthier Kentucky. We're inviting you to join the formation of a school health coalition. To raise the Commonwealth from its current status as one of the unhealthiest states in the nation, we need to work collectively to promote policies, programs and practices that will lead to optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all children and youth in Kentucky. 

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Health for a Change Webinar:
Be Heard! Social, Media, & Interviews
September 18, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

Is your social media strategy taking up 5 days a week? How about that last media interview? Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to hear essential strategies for building, delivering and growing your organization's key messages.

Share your communications successes and challenges with us. John Blim, award winning speaker and producer, current Vice President of Donor Relations for the WHAS Crusade for Children and host and co-producer of the weekly television/radio program Moral Side of the News, will lead this webinar.

We welcome your questions about communications. Please enter them via the registration page.

Webinar objectives:
  • Understand key social media strategies.
  • Learn strategies for interviews and presentations.
  • Learn action steps to hone your communications efforts.

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Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum
Medical Marijuana Fact and Fiction: Practical Public Health Policy Considerations for Kentucky
September 23, 2019
9:00 AM-4:15 PM ET
Lexington, KY

The 2019 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum will elevate the public health voice in medical cannabis policymaking discussions in Kentucky. Medical marijuana is legal in 34 states and the District of Columbia, and public support is growing, yet most policy makers have relatively little experience with cannabis. There also remain gaps in research about the health impacts of marijuana and hemp products. The one-day forum will bring together a broad array of experts, advocates and stakeholders to discuss how best to promote the health, wellbeing and safety of Kentuckians as lawmakers consider new policies around medical cannabis in the Commonwealth.

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2019 Data Forum
SAVE THE DATE
November 15, 2019
Erlanger, KY
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Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) Call for Poster Presentations
Sponsored by: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health

KRHA is now accepting poster proposals for the 2019 conference on November 14th and 15th in Bowling Green, KY. Submitted poster proposals are required to have a policy focus related to the health of rural Kentuckians. Abstract submissions are due by August 30, 2019.

Abstracts can be submitted at this link: 2019 KRHA Call for Posters
Free JUUL Ads

DrugFreeLex and the Tobacco Committee recently released three striking public service announcements (PSAs) on JUUL. These face-paced, fact-based PSAs, designed to target parents, teachers, administrators and other working with youth, are free for all to use. Each video includes facts about JUUL and other e-cigarettes. These short ads provide insight into the chemicals in JUUL and their harmful effects, the rising popularity of JUUL, why youth may be more susceptible to e-cigarette use and addiction, and why e-cigarettes are especially damaging for teens including negative health costs and long-term adverse health effects. 

Share these ads on social media, websites, blogs, television, waiting rooms, break rooms, public spaces, movie theaters, and other venues where adults visit: 


What Parents Need to Know about JUULs and other E-cigarettes.
 
Why so Popular?
 
Why so Bad for Teens?


Click here to learn more about DrugFreeLex. 
Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit Training 

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Tobacco Program will host training sessions for the Stanford University School of Medicine Youth Tobacco Prevention Toolkit during March 2019. The "Toolkit" is a nationally recognized, evidence-based curriculum. It is more comprehensive than typical tobacco prevention curricula because it includes content designed to improve general adolescent health vs. focusing only on tobacco. It is free to use, and contains seven modules with ready-made activities, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and worksheets.

This training is free, and Kentucky educators, adult stakeholders, and anyone interested in youth tobacco prevention are invited to attend. See below for more information about the training, and learn more about the "Toolkit" at https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit.html 
  
To participate:  Questions? Contact Angela Brumley-Shelton, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department at (859)288-2457 or angela.brumley-shelton@ky.gov 
Upcoming Events
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
August 27, 2019
Bowling Green, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
August 29, 2019
Owensboro, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Children's Environmental Health Summit 2019
October 10, 2019
Somerset, KY

The Kentucky Department for Public Health in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, is hosting the Fourth Annual Children's Environmental Health Summit on Thursday, October 10, 2019 (National Children's Environmental Health Day). 

Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 16, 2019
Morehead, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 18, 2019
Louisville, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 19, 2019
Paducah, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 25, 2019
Somerset, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
October 1, 2019
Covington, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
October 2, 2019
Pikeville, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Kentucky Voices for Health Annual Meeting
October 11, 2019
Lexington, KY

This meeting will bring together health advocates, healthcare providers, insurers and policymakers from across the Commonwealth to identify opportunities for collaboration to improve access to affordable healthcare, strengthen Kentucky's social safety-net, prepare for the 2020 General Assembly, and partner to ensure a complete count during the 2020 Census.

Funding Opportunities
Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to support and engage black community members, persons of lower socioeconomic status, and rural residents in the South and Midwest in order to increase their ability to advocate for stronger, locally or regionally driven tobacco-control and prevention policies and practices. 

Award amount: up to $1.5 million, for up to six projects 

Applications due: August 29, 2019

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