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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.
HEALTH FOR A CHANGE: ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD DURING THE PANDEMIC

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a free, one-hour webinar about access to healthy foods during the COVID-19 pandemic on June 26. The webinar will feature Valerie Horn of Whitesburg, Kentucky, who has been actively engaged as a community leader in a variety of enterprises to increase the amount of fresh food available in the Letcher County area.
FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY APPLAUDS BESHEAR PLEDGE TO ENSURE ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN KENTUCKIANS HAVE HEALTH COVERAGE

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following statement today regarding the announcement by Gov. Beshear that his administration will work to ensure that all African Americans in Kentucky have health insurance:
HEALTH FOR A CHANGE WEBINAR: A CONVERSATION ON CANCER, COVID-19, AND COMMUNITY

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a free webinar at noon on June 15 with Virginia Bradford, RN, regarding the role of community leaders in reducing health disparities in Kentucky. Bradford has an extensive background in cancer outreach, and was a founding member Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer. She also is community outreach coordinator at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville.
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Foundation Events
Health for a Change Webinar: Kentucky Inspired: Whitesburg, Food & Community
June 26, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 Valerie Horn community leader, Chair of the City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers Market, Chair of CANE Kitchen, and Director of the Cowan Community Action Group. Her work in Whitesburg is based on partnership, service, and access to healthy foods.
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.
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
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Webinar: Covid-19 and the Criminal Justice System
June 23, 2020
3:00 PM ET

Join the Kentucky Chamber on Tuesday, June 23 at 3:00 PM EST for a discussion on how the pandemic has impacted the corrections system, courts, and addiction recovery care and what we can learn moving forward. Topics such as managing the pre-trial population, early release, combating the pandemic, accessing the courts, providing telehealth treatment care, and pandemic impacts on trends in crime, incarceration, and treatment will be discussed. 
  
Panelists include:
  • Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr.
  • Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Mary Noble
  • Volunteers of America Mid-States President and CEO Jennifer Hancock
  • Right on Crime State Director of Kentucky Aubrey Travis

Health for a Change Webinar: Kentucky Inspired: Whitesburg, Food & Community
June 26, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 Valerie Horn community leader, Chair of the City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers Market, Chair of CANE Kitchen, and Director of the Cowan Community Action Group. Her work in Whitesburg is based on partnership, service, and access to healthy foods.
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.
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. 
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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