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Foundation Stepped up 2017 Investment in Reducing Health Impact of Tobacco Use in Kentucky

Kentucky Voters Send Legislators Clear Message: Raise Tobacco Taxes
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$1 Cigarette Tax Increase: Killing Two Birds with One Stone?

Poll: 70 percent of Kentuckians support $1 tobacco tax increase 

Poll: Kentuckians overwhelmingly back higher tobacco taxes
2018 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Youth Advocates of the Year

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids' annual Youth Advocates of the Year Awards honor top youth leaders in the fight against tobacco. These teens have advocated for tobacco prevention policies, taken on the tobacco industry and its deceptive marketing, and helped keep peers tobacco-free.

2018 Smoke-Free Advocate of the Year Award

Do you wish a colleague received more recognition for their work on secondhand smoke education and/or smoke-free policy? Or perhaps you want to nominate yourself to be recognized for your contributions to smoke-free policy development? Either way, KCSP invites you to submit a nomination for our 2018 David B. Stevens, MD, Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Award!

Each nominee will be recognized at KCSP's Spring Conference on April 11, 2018, in Lexington, making this a great opportunity to show your appreciation for smoke-free policy advocacy in Kentucky.

Nomination forms can be found online
All nominations are due by February 2, 2018.
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
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
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership Development

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has opened applications to their  leadership development programs. 
A webinar will be held January 23, 2018 from 3:00 to 4:00 EST for the following programs (click on the grant title for more information):
  • Culture of Health Leaders: for people from all sectors-from leaders in technology and business to architects and urban planners.
  • Clinical Scholars: for clinicians from all disciplines, from occupational therapists and pharmacists to dentists and nurses.
  • Health Policy Research Scholars: for second-year doctoral students from all fields of study-from economics and political science to epidemiology and behavioral science.
  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders: for researchers and community partners (e.g., organizers, advocates, leaders), particularly those working in rural health.
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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