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Kentucky Voters Send Legislators Clear Message: Raise Tobacco Taxes


Bonnie Hackbarth Named Vice President, External Affairs


Foundation Statement: "Broken Promises" Report Finds Kentucky Spends Just 4.6 Percent of 1998 Master Settlement Funds on Tobacco Prevention

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Local Wellness Policies: Just the Facts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently updated the local school wellness policy (LWP) requirements that went into effect in July 2017 (beginning school year 2017-2018). The LWP is designed to align with the updated nutrition standards for school meals, snacks, and beverages, and to address nutrition education, marketing of unhealthy food and beverages, physical activity, physical education, recess, and other school nutrition and physical activity practices and policies, including school parties and rewards.
Louisville Metro Center for Health Equity Releases 2017 Health Equity Report

The report, designed as a tool for policy makers and residents to better understand how they can create more equitable policies and practices, examines the history of Louisville and how its past has influenced the present. 
Applicants Sought for 2018 CLIK Program

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the Kentucky Office of Rural Health and the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Community Engagement and Research Program are requesting applications for the 2018 Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK). CLIK is a four-week intensive leadership development training program offered in Hazard, Kentucky. It is designed to enhance research and capacity-building competencies in community leaders, senior staff, directors and administrators.
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
Recreational Trails Program Funding Opportunities

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) posted two grant opportunities related to the Recreational Trails Program. The application deadline for Youth Service and Conservation Corps Workforce Development is January 8, 2018
The application deadline for National Trails System Information, Corridor Protection, and Training is January 9, 2018.
Generation Rx Grant Opportunities

The Cardinal Health Foundation has announced three requests for proposals for their Generation Rx Grant, targeting four of the states that have been especially hard hit by the opioid epidemic:
  • Prevention Education for Youth: Grants will be available to organizations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. They anticipate funding 30-50 programs at $25,000-$35,000 each.
  • Best Practices in Pain Medication Use: Grants will be available to organizations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. They anticipate funding 20-30 programs at $25,000-$50,000 each.
  • Community-Level Response: These grants will be available only to communities in Ohio. They anticipate funding 5 communities at $75,000-$100,000 each.
Deadline: January 12, 2018

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

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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