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HEALTH FOR A CHANGE: COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION UPDATES FOR KENTUCKY

Kentucky's Covid-19 vaccine decisionmakers will share updates and progress regarding distribution of the vaccine to residents of the Commonwealth during a free webinar open to the public next week.
KENTUCKY HEALTH ADVOCATES RALLY (VIRTUALLY) FOR TOBACCO-USE REDUCTION BILLS

Amid signs that e-cigarette use, or "vaping," has increased during the pandemic among some Kentucky teens, health advocates from across the Commonwealth urged legislators this morning to give local communities more tools to combat youth tobacco use.
KENTUCKY STUDENTS SAY PANDEMIC LED TO INCREASED VAPING AND OTHER TOBACCO USE AMONG PEERS

More than a third of Kentucky middle and high schoolers responding to a recent survey say the pandemic has increased students using e-cigarettes, or "vapes," and other tobacco products. And more than 14 percent said they believe e-cigarettes are safer for them to smoke than traditional cigarettes, according to the survey, which was announced today by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates.
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Foundation Events
Health for a Change Webinar: An Update on Kentucky's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Progress
February 10, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccine decisionmakers will share updates and progress regarding distribution of the vaccine to residents of the Commonwealth on this free 1-hour webinar.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host Public Health Commissioner Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP, and Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, who is chairing a new task force on the Covid-19 vaccine distribution.

After the webinar, participants will receive an Outreach Communications Toolkit with materials and information to share with your community about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky launched the Health for a Change series in 2011 as part of an effort to support nonprofit and health leaders across the Commonwealth in their work of improving health in Kentucky.
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 


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We need your input!
KNN and their partners on the Nonprofit Racial Equity Task Force are on a journey to help organizations build on the core strengths of diversity, equity, and inclusion - making space for greater client trust and engagement; larger employee, board and volunteer pools; better collaboration and decision-making; and stronger results.

To help them on this journey, they are launching a statewide survey to measure the current state. They recognize that some organizations are still tackling the basic concept of diversity. And at the other end of the spectrum, others are diversity and inclusion champions. But the results of these efforts are not being captured, quantified and documented in meaningful ways that can be leveraged for action across the sector. This survey will help them do that and we need to hear from you.  

Some things to know about the survey:

  • The survey should be completed by the Executive Director or CEO.
  • If an organization has no paid staff leadership, we ask that the board chair or president complete the survey.
  • The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
  • All participants will remain anonymous.
  • The survey is being administered and analyzed by the Decide Diversity expert consulting team.

All responses are due by Monday, February 15.

The survey results will be included in a summary report and used to provide organizations across Kentucky with action steps and resources to engage in creating communities where everyone can thrive.

If you need assistance, require additional information, or have questions please email KNN or their partners at Decide Diversity.
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
African American History Month Film Series

This free film series is presented in partnership with the UofL Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion. All film screenings will be followed by a discussion lead by UofL faculty.

Harriet
February 7, 2021
2:00 PM ET

Fences
February 14, 2021
2:00 PM ET

Good Hair
February 21, 2021
2:00 PM ET

Detroit
February 28, 2021
2:00 PM ET
Health for a Change Webinar: An Update on Kentucky's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Progress
February 10, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccine decisionmakers will share updates and progress regarding distribution of the vaccine to residents of the Commonwealth on this free 1-hour webinar.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host Public Health Commissioner Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP, and Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, who is chairing a new task force on the Covid-19 vaccine distribution.

After the webinar, participants will receive an Outreach Communications Toolkit with materials and information to share with your community about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky launched the Health for a Change series in 2011 as part of an effort to support nonprofit and health leaders across the Commonwealth in their work of improving health in Kentucky.
Virtual 874K Disabilities Coalition Rally
February 17, 2021
12:30 to 2:30 PM ET
UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health Webinar: Interventions — Kentucky Homeplace Program
February 17, 2021
2:00 PM ET

Part of Health & Wellbeing: Rural Strengths & Challenges Virtual Seminar Series
Metro United Way presents: White Fragility with Dr. Robin DiAngelo
February 23, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 PM ET

Part of Health & Wellbeing: Rural Strengths & Challenges Virtual Seminar Series
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative Annual Conference
March 9-10, 2021

The event will focus on how healthcare stakeholders, businesses, and the community can come together to optimize health equity, healthcare value, and well-being in 2021 and beyond. This year’s (virtual) event is two days for the first time, so the content is packed with national and local experts, featuring Nikki Lanier, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Regional Executive, Louisville Branch and Niall Brennan, President and CEO, Health Care Cost Institute as keynote speakers. 
Funding Opportunities
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

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