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FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY STATEMENT: RACISM AND HEALTH INEQUITIES

Following is a statement from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky:

Racism kills every day. The horrific deaths of African Americans in the past weeks are brutal reminders that individual, institutional and structural racism have deadly consequences.

Sometimes the consequences are immediate. They garner national headlines that spur outrage and protest. The vast majority of the time, they take lives without a massive public display of grief and demands for change.

FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY NAMES ALLISON ADAMS TO SENIOR POLICY POST

Longtime Maysville area public health official Allison Adams will join the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky as vice president for public policy on June 15.

Foundation in the News
Adams leaving BTDHD 
Foundation Events
Health for a Change: COVID-19 and Health Equity in Kentucky: Beyond this Pandemic Webinar 
June 12, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, ET

This free, 90-minute webinar will highlight actions organizations are taking to address inequities and disparities and minimize the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Kentucky's marginalized and vulnerable populations. Specific examples of both positive outcomes and new or institutional barriers will be shared. We will hear from organizations serving an urban population, a rural population, and the faith community. We will also discuss upstream issues including societal and structural factors that create inequities and disparities, and what the state can be doing to advance health equity. The purpose of this webinar is to not just talk about the issues but find ways to start addressing them, both for the current pandemic and beyond.

Health for a Change: Kentucky Inspired: A Conversation on Cancer, Covid-19, and Community Webinar
June 15, 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 Virginia Bradford, RN, community leader, founding member of the Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer, and Community Outreach Coordinator at the University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Kentucky Cancer Program. Her passion has always been about the community and she dedicates her time and talent to reducing health disparities in the African American community.

Covid-19 Resources
Kentucky Covid-19 website
kycovid19.ky.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 website
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19  

https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19
Bluegrass Community Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund
https://www.bgcf.org/coronavirus 
ONE LOUISVILLE: COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
https://www.cflouisville.org/one-louisville/ 

Application: https://cflouisville.formstack.com/forms/one_louisville_covid19_response_fund_application 
Kentucky Voices for Health Covid-19 Explainers for Consumers 

Help for Kentuckians During COVID-19

What Kentuckians need to know about COVID-19
Kentucky Voices for Health Covid-19 Explainers for Consumers 

Help for Kentuckians During COVID-19

What Kentuckians need to know about COVID-19
Donate to the Team Kentucky Find 
https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/PPC/KYCOVID-19Donate 
Resources
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative "Opioids and the Workplace" toolkid
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

Report: Health Impact Assessment of Expungement Policy in Kentucky

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) conducted a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to review the influence that changes to KRS Chapter 431, Kentucky's existing expungement policy, would have on health. 

CityHealth is seeking applicants for small and mid-size city pilot program

CityHealth is seeking applicants for a pilot program aimed at improving health among mid-sized and smaller cities, defined as a jurisdiction with a population of less than 275,000. CityHealth currently partners with the nation's largest 40 cities, and is looking to support small and mid-sized cities in using policy to create healthier and more vibrant communities. CityHealth will select a small group of cities to participate in the initial pilot. They will provide training materials and technical assistance to guide these participants as they do their own assessment of their policies. After validation by an independent team of lawyers, participating cities will then be scored on the completed self-assessments and awarded medals based on CityHealth criteria. Each city will receive communications support to publicize their work to build thriving communities

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.

PSAs about E-Cigaretts and Youth
 
DrugFreeLex and the Tobacco Committee recently released three striking public service announcements (PSAs) on JUUL. These face-paced, fact-based PSAs, designed for parents, teachers, administrators and others 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 PSA's 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. 
Upcoming Events
Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition Webinar
June 9, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, ET

This kick-off webinar of APHA's Advancing Racial Equity series will examine racism and its historic and present-day impact on health and well-being. Presenters will:
  • identify the multiple levels on which racism operates;
  • describe the physiological impacts of racism and discrimination on health; and
  • explore the principles for and barriers to achieving health equity.
The Road to Immunity During COVID-19: Developing & Distributing a Vaccine Webinar
June 10, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, ET

Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, the COVID-19 Conversations webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

Health for a Change: COVID-19 and Health Equity in Kentucky: Beyond this Pandemic Webinar 
June 12, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, ET

This free, 90-minute webinar will highlight actions organizations are taking to address inequities and disparities and minimize the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Kentucky's marginalized and vulnerable populations. Specific examples of both positive outcomes and new or institutional barriers will be shared. We will hear from organizations serving an urban population, a rural population, and the faith community. We will also discuss upstream issues including societal and structural factors that create inequities and disparities, and what the state can be doing to advance health equity. The purpose of this webinar is to not just talk about the issues but find ways to start addressing them, both for the current pandemic and beyond.

Health for a Change: Kentucky Inspired: A Conversation on Cancer, Covid-19, and Community Webinar
June 15, 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 Virginia Bradford, RN, community leader, founding member of the Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer, and Community Outreach Coordinator at the University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Kentucky Cancer Program. Her passion has always been about the community and she dedicates her time and talent to reducing health disparities in the African American community.

Urban Institute Boosting Upward Mobility: Metrics to Inform Local Action Webinar
June 16, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, ET

As communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop long-term recovery strategies, it is critical that they think intentionally about how their plans can also advance economic and social mobility for their residents. 

On June 16, join the Urban Institute for a discussion about how evidence-informed metrics can help communities and local decisionmakers catalyze and prioritize efforts to boost upward mobility. We will share a preliminary set of metrics that build on the work of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty and reflect its expansive definition of mobility, which incorporates economic success, power and autonomy, and being valued in one's community. Urban Institute researchers developed these metrics with the insights and advice from a cross-disciplinary group of academic experts, the Mobility Metrics Working Group, and through stakeholder conversations in communities around the country.  

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 

Request for Applications.
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

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky | (p) 502-326-2583 
  akerley@healthy-ky.org | http://healthy-ky.org
1640 Lyndon Farm Court
Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223