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FOUNDATION WEBINAR ON DATA VISUALIZATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE JULY 17

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, July 17, from 1-2 p.m. (ET) as part of its Health for a Change training series on infographics, data visualization, and social change. The webinar, titled "Data Viz," will provide a foundation in data equity and the tools necessary to be successful in the social change sector.

REGISTER NOW: SEPT. 23 HEALTH POLICY FORUM TO EXPLORE IMPACT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON PUBLIC HEALTH

Registration is now open for a statewide forum on medical marijuana to be hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky on September 23 in Lexington. The forum is not intended to change minds about whether marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes, said CEO Ben Chandler. Rather, speakers will share facts and data about how best to promote the health, wellbeing and safety of Kentuckians as lawmakers consider new policies around medical cannabis in the Commonwealth.

RAISING TOBACCO AGE TO 21 PROMISES TO SAVE LIVES, IMPROVE HEALTH

Nearly everyone who smokes started when they were kids or young adults. In Kentucky, smoking kills 8,900 people and racks up $1.92 billion in health care expenditures every year. If we can find effective ways to keep our kids from becoming addicted to tobacco, we have a shot at significantly reducing the heavy price we all pay in illness, death and extra taxes tied to Kentucky's high rates of tobacco use.

Foundation in the News
With Softening Stances on Medical Marijuana in Kentucky, Policy Forum Set for Fall

Kentucky Anti-Smoking Group To Push For Increasing Tobacco Sales Age

Mortality Is On The Rise For White Women In Rural Kentucky
Foundation Events
News Conference to Announce Bill to Address Kentucky's Youth E-cigarette Epidemic
July 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Capitol Annex Hearing Room 149, 702 Capital Avenue, Frankfort 40601

Please contact Alexa Kerley at akerley@healthy-ky.org  with any questions about the news conference.

Regional Community Health Forum & Health for a Change Workshop
July 24, 2019
Bowling Green and Scottsville, KY

Regional Community Health Forum - including the Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Medicaid Waiver at Community Farmers Market
9:30 AM - 11:30AM CT
Bowling Green

Enjoy coffee and networking starting at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. with a welcome and update on the focus areas and activities of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky by Ben Chandler, President/CEO. Veronica Judy Cecil, Vice President for Public Policy, will convey the latest developments regarding the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid waiver program. The Forum will include an input session on Medicaid and other priority health issues of concern in our Kentucky communities.

This session is open to those interested in learning more about the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky and sharing ideas on reaching our highest level of health.

Workshop - Health for a Change - Coalition Building at Need More Acres Farm
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT
Scottsville, KY

Join us as we share ideas on coalition building, food, and community! Lunch and tour of Need More Acres Farm followed by workshop on assets and strategies for health improvement, food access, and community building.

Need More Acres Farm is about a 30-minute drive from the Community Farmers Market. Please let us know if you will need transportation and we will make accommodations.

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Health for a Change Workshop:
Infographics for Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon
August 2, 2019
9:30 AM-3:30 PM ET

Become a Graphic Ally! Learn how to tell visual data stories to inspire policy change and mobilize information at the grassroots level. In this free hands-on workshop, we will explore and apply principles of conscious and responsible design to a real-world infographic project.

Topics covered are as follows: icon drafting, infographic composition, power dynamics in design, data framing, asset vs. deficit mapping, access to information, and grassroots design strategies.

Learn how to map out infographic solutions for reaching and activating policy makers, people with resources, low-opportunity communities, and more.

Participants will leave with an actionable list of design strategies, and with experience creating an infographic.

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2019 Data Forum
SAVE THE DATE
November 15, 2019
Erlanger, KY
Resources
Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) Call for Poster Presentations
Sponsored by: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health

KRHA is now accepting poster proposals for the 2019 conference on November 14th and 15th in Bowling Green, KY. Submitted poster proposals are required to have a policy focus related to the health of rural Kentuckians. Abstract submissions are due by July 15th, 2019.

Abstracts can be submitted at this link: 2019 KRHA Call for Posters
Free JUUL Ads

DrugFreeLex and the Tobacco Committee recently released three striking public service announcements (PSAs) on JUUL. These face-paced, fact-based PSAs, designed to target parents, teachers, administrators and other 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 ads 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. 
Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit Training 

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Tobacco Program will host training sessions for the Stanford University School of Medicine Youth Tobacco Prevention Toolkit during March 2019. The "Toolkit" is a nationally recognized, evidence-based curriculum. It is more comprehensive than typical tobacco prevention curricula because it includes content designed to improve general adolescent health vs. focusing only on tobacco. It is free to use, and contains seven modules with ready-made activities, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and worksheets.

This training is free, and Kentucky educators, adult stakeholders, and anyone interested in youth tobacco prevention are invited to attend. See below for more information about the training, and learn more about the "Toolkit" at https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit.html 
  
To participate:  Questions? Contact Angela Brumley-Shelton, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department at (859)288-2457 or angela.brumley-shelton@ky.gov 
Upcoming Events
ASTHOConnects: Ask the Experts Panel on JUULs in Schools Webinar
July 29, 2019
2:30 PM ET

Join ASTHO for a virtual session that will bring together expert panelists from Kansas public schools, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Stanford University to discuss strategies to reduce JUUL use in schools. This event, which will feature panelists speaking live on webcam, is a unique opportunity to connect with public health leaders on a pressing issue. The discussion will be centered around questions submitted by participants during registration, and any resources mentioned during the conversation will be made available by download post-meeting.

Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
August 13, 2019
Lexington, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
August 27, 2019
Bowling Green, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
August 29, 2019
Owensboro, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 16, 2019
Morehead, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 18, 2019
Louisville, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 19, 2019
Paducah, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 25, 2019
Somerset, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
October 1, 2019
Covington, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
October 2, 2019
Pikeville, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Kentucky Voices for Health Annual Meeting
October 11, 2019
Lexington, KY

This meeting will bring together health advocates, healthcare providers, insurers and policymakers from across the Commonwealth to identify opportunities for collaboration to improve access to affordable healthcare, strengthen Kentucky's social safety-net, prepare for the 2020 General Assembly, and partner to ensure a complete count during the 2020 Census.

Funding Opportunities
10-Minute Walk Planning Grant and Technical Assistance

Through the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, National Recreation and Park Association with support from The JPB Foundation, is excited to offer grants and technical assistance to support planning efforts that help cities increase access to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk. In the third round of grants 10 cities will receive $40,000 to work alongside NRPA, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to develop their highest, best, and measurable commitment to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. 

Award amount: $40,000 

Applications due: August 2, 2019

Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to support and engage black community members, persons of lower socioeconomic status, and rural residents in the South and Midwest in order to increase their ability to advocate for stronger, locally or regionally driven tobacco-control and prevention policies and practices. 

Award amount: up to $1.5 million, for up to six projects 

Applications due: August 29, 2019

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