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YOUTH, HEALTH ADVOCATES RALLY IN FRANKFORT FOR KENTUCKY LAWS TO REDUCE YOUTH E-CIG USE

Youth e-cigarette use, often called "vaping," continues to surge in Kentucky, more than quadrupling among middle school students and nearly doubling among high school students from 2017 to 2019. Students, health advocates and business leaders representing the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow rallied in Frankfort this morning to urge Kentucky lawmakers to adopt several measures that will reduce vaping and other tobacco use among adolescents and teens.

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3 IN 4 KENTUCKY ADULTS FAVOR STATE VAPE TAX ADULT E-CIG USE HOLDS STEADY WHILE YOUTH VAPING CONTINUES TO SURGE

Taxing e-cigarettes, or "vapes," sold in Kentucky is very popular among Kentucky adults across the political spectrum, even while most have never tried the tobacco products that are addicting adolescents and teens at alarming rates in the Commonwealth and across the nation.

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HEALTH FOR A CHANGE TRAINING: COLLABORATION AS A KEY TO SUCCESS IN 2020

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a free, one-hour webinar on January 30 about how to make the most of collaborative efforts. Presenter Suzanne Smith, founder of Social Impact Architects and co-founder of Changemaker Interactive, will lead the webinar.

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Foundation in the News
Health advocates call for action to stem youth e-cig use in Kentucky

Anti-Vaping Rally Scheduled for Tuesday, As Organizers Propose Tax

Kentucky text campaign aims to fight teen vaping
Foundation Events
Health for a Change Webinar: Collaboration as a Key to Success in 2020
January 30, 2020
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. ET

Collaboration is the word of 2020. You cannot go to a meeting without this topic coming up. But, we often focus more on "coming together" rather than really "working together" toward results. This fast-paced, FREE, 1-hour webinar will discuss different types of collaboration as well as best practices to make the most of your collaborative efforts. Whether you call it a collaboration, a coalition, or collective impact, this webinar will share tips and templates to ensure work collaborative efforts are productive, including how to best structure meetings, build trust using charters and ground rules, and measure your existing collaborative efforts. We'll also discuss how to take your collaborative efforts to the next level through honest conversations on building trust, creating meaningful value for all partners, and managing conflict and power structures.

Objectives:
  • Learn about the continuum of collaboration - not all collaboration is equal!
  • Uncover tried and true "power tools" to add to your collaboration toolbox
  • Get your questions answered about collaboration

Click here to register.

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
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
Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol
January 23, 2020
Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort, KY

Join Kentucky Youth Advocates in asking elected officials to prioritize kids in the 2020 legislative session. 

If you are interested in supporting Kentucky's largest effort to bring child advocates together at the state Capitol, learn more about all sponsorship opportunities. For more information about sponsorships, contact Jessie Whitish at jwhitish@kyyouth.org or 502-895-8167 EXT. 121.

Why The Census Matters to Health Equity Webinar
January 28, 2020
2:00 P.M.

In this webinar presented by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, will explore how the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation is collaborating with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and health and human service agencies to ensure that all residents are counted, including populations most at risk for being undercounted. The Foundation's Communications Director, Michael Wilson, will share practical strategies around resident engagement and even a novel approach--the creation of a Census Equity Fund--that can be easily adapted in other communities to encourage accurate counts. If health equity matters to you, you do not want to miss this webinar.

Assessing Culturally Appropriate Treatment in Communities of Color: Role of Providers to Improve Quality of Care for OUD Webinar
January 28, 2020
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 PM EST

This webinar will highlight the use of the National CLAS Standards to improve engagement and care of racial/ethnic minority patients with an OUD. Speakers will discuss how their population or community-specific program has improved OUD treatment by using culturally and linguistically approaches/strategies.

Health for a Change Webinar: Collaboration as a Key to Success in 2020
January 30, 2020
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. ET

Collaboration is the word of 2020. You cannot go to a meeting without this topic coming up. But, we often focus more on "coming together" rather than really "working together" toward results. This fast-paced, FREE, 1-hour webinar will discuss different types of collaboration as well as best practices to make the most of your collaborative efforts. Whether you call it a collaboration, a coalition, or collective impact, this webinar will share tips and templates to ensure work collaborative efforts are productive, including how to best structure meetings, build trust using charters and ground rules, and measure your existing collaborative efforts. We'll also discuss how to take your collaborative efforts to the next level through honest conversations on building trust, creating meaningful value for all partners, and managing conflict and power structures.

Objectives:
  • Learn about the continuum of collaboration - not all collaboration is equal!
  • Uncover tried and true "power tools" to add to your collaboration toolbox
  • Get your questions answered about collaboration

Click here to register.

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.
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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