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Bills filed in the state legislature today would give Kentucky cities and counties new tools to improve community health and reduce health care costs related to the high rates of tobacco use in many areas of the Commonwealth, especially among youth. Filed by Sen. Julie Raque Adams in the Senate and Rep. Kim Moser in the House, the bills would restore local control over the marketing and sale of tobacco products in Kentucky.

Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, director of the Office of Health Equity (OHE) in the Kentucky Department for Public Health, has been elected 2021 chair of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's Board of Directors.

AppalReD founder John Rosenberg, a retired poverty law attorney and Holocaust survivor who has dedicated his career to serving Appalachian communities, is the newest member of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky board of directors, effective January 1, 2021.
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Foundation Events
Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow Rally
February 3, 2021

Advocate Briefing: 9:30 to 10:00 AM ET
News Conference and Rally: 10:00 - 10:30 AM 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 

Your input is needed: Kentucky Department for Public Health Primary Care Needs Survey

Please take a moment to complete the Kentucky Department for Public Health Primary Care Needs Survey. By completing this survey, you will provide valuable information that will contribute to the development of a required state Primary Care Needs Assessment Report for the Kentucky Primary Care Office. The information you provide will be used to identify priorities for health care in terms of needs, disparities, and workforce shortages in Kentucky. The survey is anonymous and individual answers will not be shared. All results will be reported on an aggregated level. Please complete before Jan. 22.

This survey should only take 5-10 minutes. 

Click here to start the survey:
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 or contact or 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
Greater Louisville Medical Society Racial Inequality Series Part 1
January 14, 2020

Dr. Karen Krigger will be joining us to share her expertise with area health care community professionals.
The State Physical Activity & Nutrition (SPAN) Program Food Choices in Communities: How Small Changes Can Make Big Improvements
January 19, 2021
9:30-10:00 AM ET

All are welcome to join the Kentucky Department for Public Health's State Physical Activity & Nutrition (SPAN) program as we hear from Dr. Alison Gustafson, the Buster Endowed Professor and Associate Professor in Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. 

Dr. Gustafon's research focuses on changes in the food environment that improve dietary intake in rural communities. She has worked extensively with local health departments and has been a wonderful partner to the SPAN program for years. Here are a few examples of her work:
Marketing at Farmers' Markets:
Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow Rally
February 3, 2021

Advocate Briefing: 9:30 to 10:00 AM ET
News Conference and Rally: 10:00 - 10:30 AM ET
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: 

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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