Foundation News
Collaboration and giving was at its best in (c)space this Holiday Season

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's co-working space, (c)space, was full of boxes, helpers and gifts through the month of December.  (c)space tenant The Kentucky Casa Network received over 8,000 toys donated by Amazon customers to be distributed to children in need throughout the commonwealth.  Other (c)space members, their family and friends lent a helping had as all of the packages were received, opened and distributed from the building.  

Read the full press release from the Kentucky Casa Network.  

Foundation Statement: "Broken Promises" Report Finds Kentucky Spends Just 4.6 Percent of 1998 Master Settlement Funds on Tobacco Prevention
Foundation in the News
Poll: 70 percent of Kentuckians support $1 tobacco tax increase  

Poll: Kentuckians overwhelmingly back higher tobacco taxes

Majority of KY voters polled support raising cigarette tax to improve health, help address budget shortfall

Poll shows voters support increase in Kentucky's cigarette tax to support healthcare, budget shortfall
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.  
Discrimination in America
Experiences and Views on Affects of Discrimination Across Major Population Groups in the United States Report 

"The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Public Radio (NPR) is rolling out a series of major reports on discrimination in America." 

Upcoming Events
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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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
CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) Call for Proposals

The CATCH Planning, Implementation and Resident Grants support innovative community-based child health initiatives.

The CATCH Program is made possible through the support of Pfizer, Inc, with additional support from various American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) sections and councils and individual donations through the AAP Friends of Children Fund.

CATCH proposal technical assistance:
  • Join AAP for Strengthening Your CATCH Application Webinar on January 9, 2018, at 1:30 pm CENTRAL. Register here.
  • Prospective applicants can receive assistance with their applications by contacting
  • Kentucky! Please contact your CATCH Facilitator Julia Richerson, MD, FAAP, at for questions, technical assistance, or to be connected with a local pediatrician.
Deadline: January 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. CST

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb Grant Program Application

The Project Orange Thumb Grant Program is awarding $3,500 in gift cards and tools to help applicants support their goals of neighborhood beautification and horticulture education.
Examples of initiatives Project Orange Thumb has supported in the past:
*Gardens that grow produce for school meal programs
*Gardens created to increase environmental and agricultural education in the community
*Gardens donating produce to hunger relief programs
*Gardens for nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and related facilities
*Gardens created to aid in healthy eating and lifestyle educational programs

Deadline: February 2, 2018

Kentucky Youth Empowerment System (YES) Mini Grant Application

Any youth group interested in implementing youth-led alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention activities are invited to complete a YES Grant Application through their Regional Prevention Center.  Grants up to $2,000 are awarded on an annual basis.  Groups must consist of youth in grades 9-12; however, 6-8th grade youth may participate in partnership with high school aged groups.  
Deadline: February 2, 2018

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

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