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Foundation News
Cigarette Tax Increase Can Help Break the Link Between Smoking and Mental Illness

Majority of Kentucky Adults Support Raising Legal Age to Buy Tobacco
Foundation in the News
Health Advocates Continue Their Push for Cigarette Tax Increase

Most recent KHIP poll for high rate of use in Kentucky of e-cigarettes, highest among young adults
Resources
American Community Survey State and County Dashboard

The U.S. Census Bureau released the American Community Survey State and County Dashboard. It is an interesting tool for state and county population information (Average Household Size, Population Below Poverty, Foreign Born Population, Population with a High School Diploma or Higher, Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes), Median Age, Median Home Value, Median Household Income, Unemployment Rate, Veterans).

"The Opioid Crisis at a Glance" Infographic

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has issued the infographic: "The Opioid Crisis at a Glance"

National Association of County & City Health Officials and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services Survey

The National Association of County & City Health Officials and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services are "working together to develop new tools and resources to help health centers and health departments collaborate better. If you are with a health center that has formally or informally collaborated with a health department in any way over the past 3 to 5 years, or are with a local health department who has done so with a health center, please consider completing this short survey to help inform the effort."
FNS Releases First Mobile App with Food Buying Guide, Takes Leap Forward in Customer Service

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced its first ever mobile application, putting critical information at the fingertips of food service professionals and making it easier for them to serve wholesome, nutritious, and tasty meals through FNS's child nutrition programs.
Taking Down Tobacco Youth Advocacy Training

The Taking Down Tobacco training program is a comprehensive youth advocacy training program created by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in partnership with the CVS Health Foundation that educates and engages youth through free online and in-person training

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Advocacy Toolkit

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and partner organizations have prepared a toolkit to advocate for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The toolkit contains, among other things, links to state-by-state fact sheets related to CHIP prepared by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Public Health and Wellness Offering Free Radon Test Kits

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free radon test kits while supplies last.  
Upcoming Events
You Could Be a Work of Art!

Passport Health Plan is preparing to break ground on its new Health and Well-Being Campus in West Louisville and wants you to be part of the big event. Literally!
 
Here's How: First, use your phone to take a selfie. Then, post it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #FacesOfPassport. These photos will then be used to create a giant mosaic that celebrates Passport's mission: to improve the health and quality of life of our members. The final mosaic will be unveiled at Passport's groundbreaking celebration and community forum on March 14 from 2-4 p.m. at LCCC's Old Walnut Street Development. And - thanks to the generous support of the Passport Foundation - it will be installed as a lasting piece of art in Passport's future headquarters. (And if you don't have an Instagram or Twitter account, you can send me your selfie and I'll post through mine.)
 
Don't wait, though! Post your selfie by Friday, February 16 and you'll have a chance to be part of this lasting tribute to the groundbreaking change Passport is bringing to the people of Kentucky. 

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American Lung Association's Day at the Capitol
February 27, 2018 Louisville

Join American Lung Association for a day of engaging our state lawmakers to ensure that they make lung health a top state priority!  A news conference at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda will features speakers supporting a $1/pack increase in the state excise tax on cigarettes, and is open to the public.

Connecting Mental and Physical Health: Successful Models of Integrated Care
March 14, 2018, Louisville

Mental health, including substance abuse, has increasingly become the priority of employers, providers, payers, and legislators. Join key stakeholders at Kentuckiana Health Collaborative's 2018 Annual Conference to learn the latest evidence-based approaches, best practices, and successful models of addressing mental health issues.

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Registration is Now Open for Kick Butts Day
March 21, 2018

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will once again offer $150, $250, and $500 mini-grants to support Kick Butts Day events around the country. 

Scholarships Open for 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
April 25-27, 2018, Cincinnati, OH

This event is the top national training and networking event for farm to cafeteria professionals working to improve community health, build economic opportunities for farmers and producers, and ensure long-term sustainability for local food efforts nationwide. To ensure the conference reflects the full diversity of the movement, scholarships are prioritized for farmers and farm support organizations, farm to college/hospital practitioners, early care and education providers, food service professionals, persons of color, and youth (through age 22). Deadline to apply: February 12, 2018.

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Funding Opportunities
Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a request for proposals for the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program. This program provides funding to support community-based organizations that collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups as they develop and implement solutions to environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. Special consideration will be given to high ranking proposals to be performed in rural areas, as defined by the program.
 
Grant award: EPA anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement of $120,000 within each of the 10 EPA Regions.
Eligibility: Incorporated non-profit organizations, federally recognized tribal governments or tribal organizations.
 
Deadline: February 16, 2018

Action for Healthy Kids 2018-2018 School Grants

School Breakfast Grants

Grant awards: $2,000 or $3,000
Purpose:   to support increased breakfast participation with new alternative breakfast programs, including breakfast in the classroom or grab and go. Award amounts will be determined based on a school's ability to provide breakfast at no charge for all students.
Eligibility: schools participating in the National School Breakfast Program and have a free and reduced percentage of 40% or greater. (Schools previously funded for breakfast efforts will be invited to apply for Sustainability/Expansion grants of $1000.)
Webinar: February 20, 2018

 

Game On Grants

Grant awards: $500 or $1,000
Purpose: physical activity and nutrition initiatives
Eligibility: Schools in specific states - including Kentucky
Webinar: February 21, 2018

 

Parents for Healthy Kids Grants

Grant awards: Up to $1,000
Purpose: parents or parent groups to implement physical activity and nutrition initiatives.
Eligibility: Schools in specific states - including Kentucky
Webinar: February 22, 2018

Farm to School 101 & Funding Opportunities

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold the Farm to School 101 & Funding Opportunities webinar on February 28, 2018. This webinar will cover what USDA means by "farm to school," the different ways to incorporate farm to school programs into your business plan, and how working with schools can impact and bring value to your operation. Funding, including grant opportunities, will be covered.

2018 Health Equity Fund

Two $20,000 grants will be awarded next month from the Louisville Health Equity Fund, a pool of money that will be used to address obstacles highlighted in the city's 2017 Health Equity Report.

The initial round of funding will go for grants that focus on education, which is a key component to achieving good health.

Deadline: March 5, 2018

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