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A whole host of programs made possible through a Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky grant have helped school children in Clinton County achieve a healthier weight. The grant also has led to several new school programs, policy changes and facilities in the community that partners hope will help the children sustain healthier habits long term.

Health for a Change Events: Upcoming Free Webinars and Workshops
As part of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's Health for a Change training series for nonprofits, several free webinars and workshops have been added to the schedule for the coming months. These training events, designed to increase the capacity of nonprofits and grassroots organizations, cover a variety of topics. Upcoming trainings include health equity, evaluation, and media relations!

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky today announced that it will partner with the Bevin Administration to help Kentuckians maintain coverage under the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid waiver demonstration program. 

2018 Kentucky Health Issues Poll Tobacco Highlights - TOBACCO:
Visit our website to see these and other  KHIP reports released in 2018.

Foundation in the News
State Laying Groundwork For New Medicaid Requirements

5 Updates on Medicaid Work Requirements

With final spending numbers in, lobbying hits all-time high for 2018 General Assembly session

Will businesses support Kentucky's Medicaid overhaul?

Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Scorecard

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new website called the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Scorecard. The stated purpose of the website is to "increase public transparency about the programs' administration and outcomes. The Scorecard includes measures voluntarily reported by states, as well as federally reported measures in three areas:
  • State Health System Performance
  • State Administrative Accountability
  • Federal Administrative Accountability
The site includes data that allows comparisons on how state Medicaid programs are performing on various health measures, such as immunization rates, the rate of children receiving regular check-ups, the rate of beneficiaries diagnosed with substance-abuse problems receiving treatment, as well as about how long it takes CMS to review states' waiver requests, state plan amendments and the rates paid to Medicaid managed-care plans.

Brookings Center for Health Policy and USC's Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics Report: 
How Did the ACA's Individual Mandate Affect Insurance Coverage? Evidence from Coverage Decisions by Higher-Income People

Because isolating the ACA's Individual Mandate effect is challenging, the paper analyzes how insurance coverage among people with family incomes above 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) has changed since 2013.  

The paper provides an overview of the ACA provisions that took effect in 2014 and briefly reviews empirical research on how the ACA as a whole and the individual mandate in particular affected insurance coverage. 

Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences Report

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new report: Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences. The report addresses the issue of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and shows how children and youth who have experienced traumatic events are at risk of developing serious emotional disturbances or serious mental illness, along with other health problems.  The report also highlights how children who experience trauma and receive treatment through systems of care show significant improvements in their behavioral and emotional health. This framework enhances care coordination across multiple systems that work with children's services.

Has JUUL Labs reached out to schools in your community about a pilot youth prevention/education program?

If so, please let know! Tobacco companies have a long history of promoting school programs that are ineffective or actually encourage smoking. 

Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County and the Oldham County Health Department want your opinion

If you are a resident of Oldham County and at least 18 years old, please take a few short minutes to complete this 22 question survey. Your opinion is important! Enter your phone number at the end of the survey for a chance to win one of many $50 gift certificates.

USDA State Fact Sheets 

The Economic Research Service State Fact Steets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provide information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and agricultural exports. Links to available county-level data are included.

The Phantom Project 2018 Video - Breckinridge County Kentucky

The Phantom Project 2018 is a 15 minute video about texting and driving by Breckinridge Health Department and many local partners.  The goal of the project is to encourage youth and adults to think about their choices and how it can change a life or lives in a split second!  
Taking Down Tobacco Youth Advocacy Training

Taking Down Tobacco is a free, online, 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

Upcoming Events
Community Health Worker Training 
June 14-15, 2018, Lexington, KY
June 20-21, 2018, Prestonsburg, KY

The Appalachian Kentucky Health Care Access Network will provide Community Health Worker training on June 14-15 in Lexington and on June 20-21 in Prestonsburg. This is a four-day training and participants should plan to attend all four days. The training is free. Breakfast and lunch are provided during the training each day and lodging is provided FREE for those who need it.  This training has been approved by the state and those who complete all training modules will be eligible for Kentucky Community Health Worker certification once that process clears final approval in Frankfort.

Webinar: What We Can Do To Rein in JUUL: A Policy Discussion 
June 15, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET

The second webinar in a series of Consortium and Public Health Law Center on the emergence of JUUL, the e-cigarette product that has become extremely popular among kids and adults alike. In this webinar, legal and policy experts will discuss the recent steps that the FDA has taken to regulate JUUL and other e-cigarette products, as well as options for state and local governments to supplement and enhance federal regulation.

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Webinar: Creating Communities That Thrive: The intersection of Public Health and Community Development 
June 19, 2018, 2PM CT

"Communities that experience the best health outcomes are characterized by healthy housing, vibrant economies, welcoming green spaces, engaged resident leadership, and access to effective health and social services. How can public health practitioners partner with local housing and community development organizations to create healthy communities? Join national partners County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and NeighborWorks America to explore this question and others during our webinar. Participants will leave the webinar with a greater understanding of how to partner with community development organizations as well as how to engage residents in neighborhood revitalization that builds health equity. You will hear practical strategies from Avenue Community Development Corporation (CDC), a NeighborWorks network organization, to help you get started or take your work to the next level. We encourage you to read Location, Location, Location: County Health Rankings before the webinar and come with your questions."

Webinar: Health for All: A Discussion with Highlights from Kentucky
June 20, 2018,  1PM-2PM ET

Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to discuss health, equity, and health equity with  the Prevention Institute , Kentucky State Data Center , and Kentucky's Office of Health Equity .

Webinar participants will:
  • Understand the connection between health and equity
  • Learn about key findings from the 2018 Kentucky Minority Health Report
  • Become familiar with sources on LGBT data and health
  • Learn about next steps in promoting health equity
America Walks
Webinar: Walkable Transformations: Healthy, Active, and Engaged Communities
June 21, 2018,  2PM ET

At America Walks, they believe that every community has the potential to be one where walking and physical activity are available to all members. The webinar will highlight three communities who have undergone transformations to create spaces that put people first. Join the webinar to hear from speakers who have done the hard work to create healthy, active, and engaging places and be inspired to do it for your own communities.

2018 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar
June 22, 2018,  9AM-3PM ET
Lexington, KY 

Take an in-depth look at the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) legislation and the Quality Payment Program! This event will explore MACRA Year 2, the Care Transitions Quality Measure, Cost Category of MIPS, Considerations for Moving to Advanced Payment Models, Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement, 2018 Meaningful Use Changes and Hard to Hit Measures, and 2017 Security Breaches.  Please note: this is a completely different agenda than last year and updated information will be provided. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit will be offered for MDs.  

What's next in the addiction crisis? Policy, practice and collaboration across the region
June 26, 2018,  10AM-3PM ET
Grove City, OH

What is working in the fight against addiction? Find out about policy changes in Ohio and neighboring states and share your ideas for long-term change at an interactive policy forum on June 26, 2018, in Grove City, Ohio (near Columbus) presented by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

Addiction prevention, treatment and recovery stakeholders from Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Indiana are encouraged attend.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions to identify opportunities for regional collaboration and public-private partnership, and to develop an evidence-informed policy agenda to address the following topics:
  • Opioid prescribing limits and guidelines, and PDMPs
  • Non-opioid pain management (including insurance coverage and provider education)
  • School and community-based prevention
  • Behavioral health workforce
  • Behavioral health parity
  • Economic conditions, workforce and employers
Webinar: Planning for Success: MAPP, Strategy, Decision Making & Health
June 27, 2018,  1PM-2PM ET

On this free 1-hour webinar we will hear from experts on strategic planning and health improvement planning.

This webinar is intended to help community partners to get on the same page with community health improvement planning. It will provide an introduction to the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework for public health planning, as well as MAPP's relationship to the planning models used by your community partners. Key elements of strategic planning and decision-making will be discussed. 

Webinar participants will:
  • Learn key elements of strategic planning
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Describe the MAPP strategic planning process
  • Compare MAPP to other commonly-used planning models, including Plan-Do-Study-Act and Community Health Needs Assessments
Webinar: Health for All: Creating Equitable Opportunity for Health
July 11, 2018,  1PM-2PM ET

Join us on this free 1-hour webinar on health equity. Prevention Institute will guide the conversation and share key learnings from the report, Countering the Production of Health Inequities: Ensuring the Opportunity for Health for All. Join us to consider. . .
  • How have inequities in health outcomes been produced? 
  • What approaches and strategies should I explore further with different sectors and partners to counter health inequities? 
  • What does a system of health equity look like? 
Prevention Institute's approach to solving complex health and social issues is to address multiple problems concurrently, which all stem from similar underlying factors. Prevention Institute works across multiple focus areas and the core mission to promote health equity-the commitment to ensuring that every person has an equal opportunity to be healthy and safe.
Webinar objectives:
  • Learn about key conclusions in the Countering the Production of Health Inequities report
  • Examine underlying community determinants of health, and highlight historical and current policies, practices, and procedures that have produced inequities
  • Identify strategies for working across sectors to advance equitable community health outcomes
America Walks
Webinar: Opportunities for Walkability in Rural Communities and Small Towns
July 11, 2018,  2PM-3PM ET

This webinar by America Walks will explore some of that work and the trends of walkability in rural communities. It is intended is for those just starting out on the walking path as well as our more experienced advocates.

Attendees of this webinar will: 
  • Learn about programs, policies, and projects that support walkability in rural communities and small towns
  • Hear inspiring stories of communities on the walking path
  • Explore resources that can help you in your work to create walkable communities
A Taste of Health
July 26, 2018,  6PM-8PM ET
Louisville, KY 

A Taste of Health is a kickoff event to raise funds for the Kentucky Nurses Foundation (KNF) scholarships, KNF education and research. The event will include live music by Joe Debow, cash bar, silent auction, raffles and a giving tree.  Ticket prices are $45 for KNA members, $50 for non-members.  

2018 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar
August 3, 2018,  9AM-3PM ET
Pikeville, KY 

Take an in-depth look at the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) legislation and the Quality Payment Program! This event will explore MACRA Year 2, the Care Transitions Quality Measure, Cost Category of MIPS, Considerations for Moving to Advanced Payment Models, Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement, 2018 Meaningful Use Changes and Hard to Hit Measures, and 2017 Security Breaches.  Please note: this is a completely different agenda than last year and updated information will be provided. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit will be offered for MDs.  

Webinar: Planning for Success: Why? How? What for?
August 8, 2018,  1PM-2PM ET

Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to answer these questions on evaluation and planning for success.  This webinar will provide an overview of what evaluation is and why it matters, outline key steps in conducting an evaluation, and dispel common myths about evaluation. The REACH evaluation staff will use examples of real evaluation projects and highlight what went well and important lessons learned.

REACH Evaluation consults with non-profit, for-profit, philanthropic, and governmental entities in support of efforts to improve services and bring about organizational and community change. REACH Evaluation is integrated with REACH of Louisville, Inc., an organization founded in 1987 to provide a full range of direct services to families (including foster families) with difficult-to-serve youth and adults. Because of this connection, REACH Evaluation brings an inherent appreciation for the challenges of serving real people in the real world to our evaluation work.
Webinar objectives:
  • Understand key elements of evaluation
  • Learn why evaluation is important to project success
  • Determine who should be on your evaluation team
  • Identify potential sources of evaluation data 
The Bluegrass Eye Ball
August 11, 2018, 6:30PM ET

A black tie event with dinner, dancing and cocktails recognizing the great work of The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and The Lions Eye of Kentucky.  Entertainment provided by "Off the Clock".  Tickets are $100 per person and all proceeds benefit the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.  

Workshop: Working with the Media
August 16, 2018,  12:30PM-3PM CT
Bowling Green, KY

Warren County Public Library-- Bob Kirby Branch
175 Iron Skillet Court Bowling Green, Kentucky 41064
Join us for this FREE in-person workshop in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a workshop to help nonprofit organizations work effectively with the media to improve news coverage of their efforts. We thank the Warren County Public Library for hosting this event.

2018 Kentucky Bike-Walk Summit
August 16-17, 2018
Lexington, KY

The second Kentucky Bike - Walk Summit will be held at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky on August 16th and 17th. The Summit will engage national and local leaders and advocates to foster conversations and new ideas to build upon Kentucky's progress in becoming a more bike and pedestrian friendly state. The conference will encourage interaction between participants and speakers through topical presentations, panel discussions, and evening social activities and bike rides. The conference is organized around four main themes: advocacy and education; tourism and economic development; design and infrastructure; and policy and funding.

2018 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar
September 14, 2018,  9AM-3PM ET
Louisville, KY 

Take an in-depth look at the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) legislation and the Quality Payment Program! This event will explore MACRA Year 2, the Care Transitions Quality Measure, Cost Category of MIPS, Considerations for Moving to Advanced Payment Models, Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement, 2018 Meaningful Use Changes and Hard to Hit Measures, and 2017 Security Breaches.  Please note: this is a completely different agenda than last year and updated information will be provided. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit will be offered for MDs.  

2018 3rd Annual KY Association of Community Health Workers Conference
September 27, 2018,  8AM-4:30PM ET
Louisville, KY 

Learn about how Community Health Workers are vital to the movement for a healthy KY. Areas of interest this year are: healthcare coverage and access, stress toxicity and reduction, and implicit bias. Refreshing information that you won't want to miss! Agenda coming soon!

Collaborative for Children of Addicted Parents Presents: Family-Centered Approach for Children of Addicted Parents
November 14, 2018, 8AM-5PM ET

The Collaborative for Children of Addicted Parents(CCAP), GLAD House, and Cincinnati Children's will be holding their  third annual conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky. Nationally known, Dr. Ira Chasnoff will be one of the keynote speakers. 

You are invited to submit a session proposal for the conference. Proposals should explore family-centered practices utilized to provide services to children impacted by addiction.  Call for abstracts.

Funding Opportunities
SAMHSA  Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for young children by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services, including: 
  • programs for infants and children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness, including a serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or symptoms that may be indicative of a developing SED in children with a history of in utero exposure to substances such as opioids, stimulants or other drugs that may impact development; and 
  • multi-generational therapy and other services that strengthen positive caregiving relationships.  
Programs must be evidence-informed or evidence-based, and culturally and linguistically appropriate. 

Applicant eligibility: human services agency or non-profit institution that
  • Employs licensed mental health professionals who have specialized training and experience in infant and early childhood assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; OR is accredited or approved by the appropriate State agency, as applicable, to provide for children, from birth to 12 years of age, mental health promotion, intervention, and/or treatment services; and
  • Provides infant and early childhood services or programs that are evidence-based or that have been scientifically demonstrated to show further promise but would benefit from further applied development.
Grant amount: $500,000 for up to five years.

Application Deadline: June 29, 2018

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes Grant

The purpose of this non-research Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes (CDC-RFA-DP18-1811), is to build the strength and effectiveness of state and territorial oral health programs to prevent and control oral diseases and related conditions.

Letter of Intent Deadline: May 22, 2018
Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2018 Sports Award

The Sports Award recognizes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. 

There are three categories and each category winner receives: 
  • $10,000 cash prize
  • Your story and success celebrated broadly to inspire others
  • Opportunity to engage with other community leaders at the RWJF headquarters during a private ceremony 
Grant amount: up to $200,000 per year for up to five years.

Information Session: May 30, 2018
Application Deadline: July 2, 2018
Community Development Block Grant Program

The Department for Local Government (DLG) announced over $22 million in funding opportunities for 2018 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG program provides funds for public facilities, economic development, housing, public services, and community projects.

All cities and counties are eligible to apply through DLG with the exception of Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Lexington-Fayette County, Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, and Owensboro. These communities receive CDBG funds directly from HUD.

CDBG funds are federal funds allocated by HUD and must comply with federal regulations. Project funds are determined based upon project needs, reasonable costs, and overall effectiveness.

Application open March 1- July 2, 2018

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) High Obesity Program Funding Opportunity

The CSC has announced the availability of 2018 funds to implement their High Obesity Program (CDC-RFA-DP18-1809). The five-year program will fund land grant universities to leverage community extensions services to implement evidence-based strategies that increase access to places that provide healthier foods and safe and accessible places for physical activity in counties with an adult obesity rate of over 40%.

Funding amount: approximately $800,000 (average yearly funding)

Letter of Intent Due: June 7, 2018
Application Deadline: July 9, 2018

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Funding Opportunity

DNPAO has posted a new notice of funding opportunity for public and state controlled institutes of higher education to conduct work to reduce the rates of obesity in high-risk rural areas.

Application Deadline: July 9, 2018

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Voices for Healthy Kids Grant Opportunity

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are working to create a culture of health through Voices for Healthy Kids. The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. 

Award amount: Up to $125,000 per award for up to one year with potential for renewal

Application Deadline: July 13, 2018, 5pm PST

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program funding

The CDC have announced funding for the REACH program (CDC-RFA-DP18-1813). This five-year program will provide funding to communities to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease (i.e., hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity). The tools to accomplish this are supporting the use of culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors (tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity), linking community and clinical efforts to increase access to health care and preventive care programs at the community level, and supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies related to tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical linkages that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Independent school districts, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education,
State, County and City governments, Small business (more - see grant announcement).

Award amount: Up to $900,000

Conference Call for Potential Applicants: June 4, 2018
Letter of Intent due: June 11, 2018
Application Deadline: July 16, 2018

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Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Children

Healthy Eating Research (HER), a national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program, has issued a call for proposals for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to promote the health and well-being of children through nutritious foods and beverages. 

Award amount: 2.6 million total under two award types; 1.6 million in small-scale grants and 1 million as large-scale grants.  

Application Deadline: July 18, 2018

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PeopleForBikes Fall 2018 Community Grant Program

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program provides funding for important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S. These projects include bike paths and rail trails, as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.  Grant applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. 
Online letter of interest due: July 23, 2018
Application Deadline: October 19, 2018

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Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health

In partnership with the Jefferson College of Population Health, the Hearst Health Prize is accepting applications for the 2019 award in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing or improving population health.  
Grant amount: $100,000 prize, $25,000 awarded to up to two finalists

Application Deadline: August 9, 2018

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Fuel Up to Play 60

Funding for physical activity and nutrition programs are available to schools that want to jump start healthy changes.
Funding amount: up to $4,000 per year to qualified K-12 Schools

Application Deadline Fall: November 7, 2018

Read more.
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