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THE FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY HAS NAMED SIX RECIPIENTS OF ITS HEALTHY KENTUCKY POLICY CHAMPION AWARD:

Fran Feltner, director of the University of Kentucky's Center for Excellence in Rural Health, for work to improve rural health care in the Commonwealth. Read more.

Albert Gray, Human Resources and Operations Assistant at FiveStar, for his contributions to preventing the sale of tobacco products to underage consumers at the convenience store chain based in Bardstown. Read more.

Abby Hefner, Paducah student, for her work to advocate for policies that help prevent youth tobacco use. Read more.

Melissa Patrick, Kentucky Health News reporter, for her attention to issues and policies that affect the health of Kentuckians, many of which are not covered by any other publication. Read more.

Sadiqa Reynolds, President/CEO of Louisville Urban League, for her work to reduce racial health and other inequities in Louisville's African American community. Read more.

Rich Seckel, director of Kentucky Equal Justice Center, for his work to protect health care coverage gains for persons living on low incomes in Kentucky. Read more.
HOWARD L. BOST HEALTH POLICY FORUM WEBINAR SERIES: UNDERSTANDING YOUTH AND BUILDING GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

The uncertainty, isolation and stress of the COVID-19 pandemic are mentally wearing on many Kentuckians, and children and youth may be struggling as much as or more than adults. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a webinar to better understand youth and ways to build their mental health on Monday, December 14, from 2-3 pm ET. The webinar is part of the Foundation's annual Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum webinar series, which is focused in 2020 on improving child health in Kentucky.
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Foundation Events
Health for a Change Webinar: Kentucky Inspired: Bringing Justice back to our bodies
Every Friday through Dec. 25
1:30-2:00 PM ET

Breath, Beat (heart), Brain, Body. Join us every Friday through December 25th for a FREE 30-minute webinar. We will explore the use of personal reflection on the breath, the brain, the beat (heart) and the body as tools to heal self, reconciling emotions and building self-care capital. All are welcome!
2020 HOWARD L. BOST MEMORIAL HEALTH POLICY FORUM WEBINAR SERIES

Moving Kids Toward Natural Highs: Kentucky Opportunities to Prevent Youth Substance Use, Suicide and Risky Behaviors

Webinar 4: Understanding Youth and Building Good Mental Health
December 14, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM ET
2020 HOWARD L. BOST MEMORIAL HEALTH POLICY FORUM WEBINAR SERIES

Moving Kids Toward Natural Highs: Kentucky Opportunities to Prevent Youth Substance Use, Suicide and Risky Behaviors

Webinar 5: Stopping Vaping and Substance Use
January 11, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Covid-19 Resources
Kentucky Covid-19 website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 website
Bluegrass Community Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund
Kentucky Voices for Health Covid-19 Explainers for Consumers 


Resources
American Lung Association N-O-T® Not On Tobacco youth tobacco cessation and INDEPTH® alternative to suspension programs and facilitator training courses.

INDEPTH Facilitator Training Course is free, includes three-year certification, school policy guidance and downloadable curriculum and materials
N-O-T Facilitator Training Course is $400 per facilitator, includes three-year certification and INDEPTH Facilitator training also.
These programs support comprehensive tobacco control policies in school or community settings and support the American Lung Association’s measures to eliminate tobacco use by youth and to reduce the youth e-cigarette prevalence rate to 15% by 2025.

As your trusted champion in lung health, we invite you to learn more and visit Lung.org or contact NOT@Lung.org or INDEPTH@Lung.org for additional information.
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative "Opioids and the Workplace" toolkit

The Opportunity Agenda Ten Lessons for Talking About Race, Racism and Racial Justice

This is Quitting now available for Kentuckians age 13-24

The Kentucky Department for Public Health encourages teens and young adults who want to quit vaping to get free help from This Is Quitting, a nationwide texting service. 

This is Quitting was developed by Truth Initiative and is being promoted directly to Kentuckians through a collaboration with DPH. The service is intended for young people ages 13 to 24, and is tailored by age group to give appropriate recommendations about quitting vaping. It was developed with input from young people who have already attempted to or succeeded in quitting e-cigarettes. Participants should text KENTUCKY to 88709 to enroll in the program, which provides up to nine weeks of coaching.

Upcoming Events
Health for a Change Webinar: Kentucky Inspired: Bringing Justice back to our bodies
Every Friday through Dec. 25
1:30-2:00 PM ET

Breath, Beat (heart), Brain, Body. Join us every Friday through December 25th for a FREE 30-minute webinar. We will explore the use of personal reflection on the breath, the brain, the beat (heart) and the body as tools to heal self, reconciling emotions and building self-care capital. All are welcome!
2020 HOWARD L. BOST MEMORIAL HEALTH POLICY FORUM WEBINAR SERIES

Moving Kids Toward Natural Highs: Kentucky Opportunities to Prevent Youth Substance Use, Suicide and Risky Behaviors

Webinar 4: Understanding Youth and Building Good Mental Health
December 14, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Mental Health America of Kentucky: Mental Health Information: How to Tell the Reliable from the Unreliable
December 14, 2020
12:00-1:30 PM ET

Mental Health Information: How to Tell the Reliable from the Unreliable, with Carol Watwood of the Western Kentucky University Library.
2020 HOWARD L. BOST MEMORIAL HEALTH POLICY FORUM WEBINAR SERIES

Moving Kids Toward Natural Highs: Kentucky Opportunities to Prevent Youth Substance Use, Suicide and Risky Behaviors

Webinar 5: Stopping Vaping and Substance Use
January 11, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Funding Opportunities
National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors  

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation provides fellowships for masters and doctoral degree-level counseling students from minority backgrounds, including racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural and military groups.

Application deadline: December 15, 2020 
Award Amounts: 30 master's degree-level fellowships for $10,000, 20 doctoral fellowships for $20,000.

USDA Community Connect Grants 

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation provides fellowships for masters and doctoral degree-level counseling students from minority backgrounds, including racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural and military groups.

Application deadline: December 23, 2020 

Anthem to Invest $2 Million across Kentucky to Address Health Disparities

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Medicaid plan in Kentucky, together with the Anthem Foundation, will invest $2 million in 2020 to address health disparities across the Commonwealth, with a heightened focus on school-aged children.

Non-profits and community partners in Kentucky that work with the school-aged population and focus on addressing health disparities are encouraged to submit a proposal and funding request to Anthem at: https://grantstream.com/anthem/form/ProgramGrants/en/ 

American Electric Power Foundation Grants

Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, human services, education, and the environment in American Electric Power's eleven state service area.

Grant amount: no less than $15,00

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.

Grant amount: up to $800

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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