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HEALTH FOR A CHANGE WEBINAR: SHIFTING AND STREAMLINING HEALTH SERVICES DURING THE PANDEMIC

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a webinar on August 4 to discuss how various groups are overcoming the substantial barriers posed by the pandemic for organizations that serve individuals with intersecting intimate partner violence, HIV risk, and substance use disorders. Speakers will discuss how Kentucky non-profits have leveraged federal funding to enhance cooperation and provide more coordinated care during this time.
HEALTH FOR A CHANGE WEBINAR: COMMUNITY AND CAPACITY BUILDING

Louisville public health consultant SteVon Edwards will discuss how nonprofit organizations can improve their impact in communities and create more collaboration during the pandemic in a one-hour webinar on July 13, hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
FOUNDATION NAMES FIVE NEW MEMBERS TO ITS COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Five individuals from around Kentucky will serve as liaisons to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in their communities, following their appointments to the Foundation's Community Advisory Council. Council members serve three-year renewable terms. The newly appointed members are:
HEALTH FOR A CHANGE: A KENTUCKY FARMER'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND FOOD JUSTICE

Kentucky farmer Michelle Howell will share creative responses to the challenges created by COVID-19 for farmers during a free, one-hour webinar hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky on July 10. Howell will discuss delivering medically-tailored meals for COVID-19 positive patients and farmers market safety, drawing on the strengths of farmers and partnerships with others. Her presentation will cover farm to school programs, home food deliveries, chronic hunger, and food justice.
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Health for a Change Webinar: Kentucky Inspired: A Kentucky Farmer's Response to COVID-19 and Food Justice
July 10, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Join us on this FREE 1-hour webinar as we talk with Kentucky leaders in health, equity, and community. . . Kentucky Inspired. Kentucky farmer Michelle Howell will share her work on COVID-19 response including delivery of medically-tailored meals for COVID-19 positive patients and farmers market safety. Farmers are prepared for challenges such as this pandemic because of prior strengths and partnerships and examining lessons learned. Michelle will discuss areas that require a creative response such as farm to school, home deliveries, chronic hunger, and food justice.
Kentucky Inspired: Community and Capacity Building
July 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Join us on this FREE 1-hour webinar as we talk with Kentucky leaders in health, equity, and community. . . Kentucky Inspired.

We will speak with SteVon Edwards, MPH, Founder and Principal of SChenault Solutions, LLC. We will cover a variety of topics from COVID-19 to capacity building. How can coalitions and community health advocates respond to this moment? How have organizational capacity building needs shifted in the social good sector? What are ideas for the future? Join us.
Shifting Helping Responses: COVID-19 is an Opportunity to Increase Collaboration & Streamline Services
August 4, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Join us on this FREE 1-hour webinar as we talk with Kentucky leaders who are changing the health care system. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional pathways of service. We will discuss how Kentucky non-profits have leveraged federal funding to enhance cooperation and provide more coordinated care during this time.

Why work in silos when clients have multiple needs? Substantial barriers exist for service providers who serve individuals with intersecting intimate partner violence, HIV risk, and substance use disorders. The Center for Women and Families, Volunteers of America, Mid-States, and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) will share their collaboration to overcome system barriers to better serve those in crisis.
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 


Resources
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative "Opioids and the Workplace" toolkit

Protecting Immigrant Families guidance to defuse false and negative associations between COVID-19 and immigrant communities or populations

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
Health for a Change Webinar: Kentucky Inspired: A Kentucky Farmer's Response to COVID-19 and Food Justice
July 10, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Join us on this FREE 1-hour webinar as we talk with Kentucky leaders in health, equity, and community. . . Kentucky Inspired. Kentucky farmer Michelle Howell will share her work on COVID-19 response including delivery of medically-tailored meals for COVID-19 positive patients and farmers market safety. Farmers are prepared for challenges such as this pandemic because of prior strengths and partnerships and examining lessons learned. Michelle will discuss areas that require a creative response such as farm to school, home deliveries, chronic hunger, and food justice.
Kentucky Inspired: Community and Capacity Building
July 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Join us on this FREE 1-hour webinar as we talk with Kentucky leaders in health, equity, and community. . . Kentucky Inspired.

We will speak with SteVon Edwards, MPH, Founder and Principal of SChenault Solutions, LLC. We will cover a variety of topics from COVID-19 to capacity building. How can coalitions and community health advocates respond to this moment? How have organizational capacity building needs shifted in the social good sector? What are ideas for the future? Join us.
Health Advocacy 101 Training with Dr. Sheila Schuster
July 14, 2020
2:00 PM ET

This training is designed for health advocates, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills to become more effective health advocates. Participants will gain nonpartisan advocacy skills to advance health policies in your local community, the Kentucky state legislature, and Congress. 
Challenges and Adaptations as the COVID-19 and Substance Use Crises Merge
July 22, 2020
12:00 PM ET

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique and prominent obstacles for people facing mental health and substance use challenges. Economic, social, and health factors related to the prevention, treatment, and recovery of these conditions have been severely impacted. In response, the healthcare payers and providers have quickly adapted and implemented temporary policy and systems changes to promote continued access to necessary care. As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the prevalence of people facing mental health and substance use challenges is predicted to increase. As such, determining if these policy and system adaptations will be maintained and how the healthcare delivery will be impacted is of increasing importance.

Join the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative for this webinar to explore the observed and expected trends in mental health and substance use challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and learn how the healthcare delivery system will be impacted in the short- and long term.
Shifting Helping Responses: COVID-19 is an Opportunity to Increase Collaboration & Streamline Services
August 4, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Join us on this FREE 1-hour webinar as we talk with Kentucky leaders who are changing the health care system. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional pathways of service. We will discuss how Kentucky non-profits have leveraged federal funding to enhance cooperation and provide more coordinated care during this time.

Why work in silos when clients have multiple needs? Substantial barriers exist for service providers who serve individuals with intersecting intimate partner violence, HIV risk, and substance use disorders. The Center for Women and Families, Volunteers of America, Mid-States, and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) will share their collaboration to overcome system barriers to better serve those in crisis.
Funding Opportunities
America's Healthy Food Financing Initiative Targeted Small Grants Program

The Reinvestment Fund is offering up to $3 million is available for grants for innovative fresh food retail and food system enterprises that seek to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas.

Info Session Webinar: June 2, 2020 at 2pm EST
Letter of Intent due: July 10, 2020 

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: https://grantstream.com/anthem/form/ProgramGrants/en/ 

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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