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FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY STATEMENT: MAJOR GAP IN NEW FDA FLAVORED E-CIG REGULATIONS

A partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes that goes into effect nationwide today has a major loophole that keeps kid-friendly flavored products on the market, according to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The Food and Drug Administration policy bans most flavors of cartridge-based e-cigarettes, but doesn't apply to disposable devices.

KENTUCKY HEALTH ISSUES POLL: SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN KENTUCKY JUMPS TO 90 PERCENT

Nine in 10 Kentucky adults favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) report, and nearly six in 10 say pot should be legalized under any circumstances.

WHY WON'T HEALTH ADVOCATES LEAVE THE VAPING INDUSTRY ALONE?

Manufacturers and retailers who sell Juul and other brands of e-cigarettes, or "vapes," wonder why health advocates won't just leave them alone. We have at least three reasons: Kids, kids and kids.

Foundation in the News
KHIP: New poll shows most Kentucky adults favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes

Drug misuse remains persistent problem, but most recognize addiction as disease

KHIP: Report shows uptick in prescription pain medicine misuse - and we all know someone

Why won't health advocates leave the vaping industry alone?
Foundation Events
Health for a Change Webinar: Practicing Health Equity in Kentucky
February 26, 2020
11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. ET

On this free 1-hour webinar we will discuss health equity, equity frameworks, and dialogue with two Kentucky-based health practitioners.
We welcome your questions and ideas about health equity.

Objectives:
  • Learn about health equity definitions and frameworks.
  • Understand how health equity applies to the work of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
  • Learn about strategies and practices from two Kentucky-based physicians.

Click here to register.

Resources
CityHealth is seeking applicants for small and mid-size city pilot program

CityHealth is seeking applicants for a pilot program aimed at improving health among mid-sized and smaller cities, defined as a jurisdiction with a population of less than 275,000. CityHealth currently partners with the nation's largest 40 cities, and is looking to support small and mid-sized cities in using policy to create healthier and more vibrant communities. CityHealth will select a small group of cities to participate in the initial pilot. They will provide training materials and technical assistance to guide these participants as they do their own assessment of their policies. After validation by an independent team of lawyers, participating cities will then be scored on the completed self-assessments and awarded medals based on CityHealth criteria. Each city will receive communications support to publicize their work to build thriving communities

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.

Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Nominations are now Open! 

Does someone you know deserve recognition for their work on secondhand smoke education and/or smoke-free policy? Do your own contributions to smoke-free development deserve recognition? If so, KCSP invites you to submit a nomination for the 2020 David B. Stevens, MD, Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Award!

Each nominee will be recognized at the 2020 Tobacco Control Conference sponsored jointly by KCSP and the KDPH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program. The awards program is on April 15th 2020, in Lexington, making this a great opportunity to show your appreciation for smoke-free policy advocacy in Kentucky.

Nomination forms can be found online at https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2bZgFal18f2qEy9 

Nominations are due Thursday, February 6th, 2020.
Kentucky Public Health Association Call for Abstracts 
 
The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2020 Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA) 72nd annual conference, being held April 22-24, 2020 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY. KPHA encourages everyone to consider submitting an abstract, as well as letting your colleagues know about this opportunity! Please share with your networks and help them spread the word.

For any questions, contact Janie Cambron (Ext. 4088) or send an email to association.kpha@gmail.com 

Alignment of the conference theme "2020 Transformation - A Clear Vision for a Healthy Kentucky" is encouraged, but not necessary. There are 2 options for presentations during our event-oral presentation and poster presentation submissions.

Oral Abstracts (Presentation):
Oral abstracts ( Deadline-December 11, 2019): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPHA2020ORAL  
Oral abstracts will be 30-60 minutes in length. All submissions will be notified of either acceptance or denial by mid-December.

Posters abstracts:
Poster abstracts ( Deadline-Feb. 15, 2020-early submissions are encouraged): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020KPHAPOSTER  
All submissions will be notified of either acceptance or denial by the end of February.
Posters will be presented on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 8:30am-10:00am EST.

Here is the "At a Glance" 2020 KPHA agenda so you can review the schedule of events. We have a lot of great things planned for this year, including a "Public Health Trending Topic" and hope you will join us!

On behalf of the #2020KPHA Conference Committee, we thank you and look forward to your submission!
PSAs about E-Cigaretts and Youth
 
DrugFreeLex and the Tobacco Committee recently released three striking public service announcements (PSAs) on JUUL. These face-paced, fact-based PSAs, designed for parents, teachers, administrators and others 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 PSA's 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. 
Upcoming Events
Healthy Family Night
Parents Talking about Discipline
February 12, 2020
5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. ET
Louisville, KY

The Bounce Coalition is a proud partner in the "Healthy Family Nights" workshops to support parents and caregivers. Each event takes place at Neighborhood House from 5:30 to 7pm with a free meal and child care provided.

RSVP to Allie Johnson at ajohnson@nhky.org or 502-774-2322
American Lung Association Advocacy Day at the Capitol
February 13, 2020
Capitol Annex Room 346, Frankfort, KY

Meet in Capitol Annex Room 346 for a light breakfast and an issues briefing, then go meet with your legislators to advocate for healthy lung policies in Kentucky.

Registration Required: Laura.Collins@Lung.org 
National Institute for Children's Health Quality Webinar
From Awareness to Action: Strategies for Combating Racism in Health Systems
February 13, 2020
3:00 P.M. ET

This webinar will focus on helping individuals address racism in public health and health care programs. Attendees will learn about the different levels of racism, how to apply a racial equity lens to improvement initiatives and the key steps for promoting equity-focused organizational culture change. 

Cancer Action Day
February 20, 2020
Capitol, Frankfort, KY

Join ACS CAN in Frankfort on February 20, 2020 for their annual Cancer Action Day at the Capitol. Participants will be attending meetings with their respective lawmakers and participating in other activities to show that cancer needs to be a priority for the Kentucky General Assembly. Registrants will receive additional logistical information and an event agenda in advance and are asked to join one of two prep webinars on Friday February 14 at 11:30 a.m. ET or Tuesday February 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET. More information to come. 

Health for a Change Webinar: Practicing Health Equity in Kentucky
February 26, 2020
11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. ET

On this free 1-hour webinar we will discuss health equity, equity frameworks, and dialogue with two Kentucky-based health practitioners.
We welcome your questions and ideas about health equity.

Objectives:
  • Learn about health equity definitions and frameworks.
  • Understand how health equity applies to the work of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
  • Learn about strategies and practices from two Kentucky-based physicians.

Click here to register.

Kentucky Health Collaborative 6th Annual Conference: Humanizing Healthcare
March 11, 2020
Louisville, KY

According to Health Affairs, the concept of healthcare consumerism generally means "people proactively using trustworthy, relevant information and appropriate technology to make better-informed decisions about their health care options in the broadest sense, both within and outside the clinical setting." Today's consumer places a premium on simplicity, convenience, affordability, reputation, connectivity, and personalization. So how do we redesign a healthcare system that treats patients and families with respect, optimizes outcomes, addresses social determinants of health, and activates patients in a healthcare system with providers energized and engaged in mission-driven work? Join Kentucky Health Collaborative for a full day to learn what healthcare consumerism means for key healthcare stakeholders including providers, purchasers, payers, policymakers, and patients.

Click here to register.
Healthy Family Night
Parents and Teachers: Partnering to Help Your Child Succeed 
March 11, 2020
5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. ET
Louisville, KY

The Bounce Coalition is a proud partner in the "Healthy Family Nights" workshops to support parents and caregivers. Each event takes place at Neighborhood House from 5:30 to 7pm with a free meal and child care provided.

RSVP to Allie Johnson at ajohnson@nhky.org or 502-774-2322
Healthy Family Night
Parents Standing up for Our Kids With Teachers (talking out problems together)
March 25, 2020
5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. ET
Louisville, KY

The Bounce Coalition is a proud partner in the "Healthy Family Nights" workshops to support parents and caregivers. Each event takes place at Neighborhood House from 5:30 to 7pm with a free meal and child care provided.

RSVP to Allie Johnson at ajohnson@nhky.org or 502-774-2322
Funding Opportunities
U.S. Soccer Foundation Safe Places to Play Grants

Supports the transformation of abandoned sports courts, empty schoolyards and vacant lots into soccer fields for use by children.

Total Grant Funding: $28,353,000
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Letter of Intent Due: January 31, 2020
Application Deadline: February 7, 2020


SAMHSA Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (Short title: System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants). The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families. This program will support the implementation, expansion, and integration of the SOC approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children's Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).  

Total Grant Funding: $28,353,000
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Applications Due: February 3, 2020

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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Louisville, KY 40223