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COALITION ALERT: 40% BUDGET CUT COULD ELIMINATE MANY LOCAL TOBACCO PREVENTION/CESSATION PROGRAMS

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow today alerted Kentucky Senators to a proposed 40 percent cut in what already was a declining state budget (HB352) to prevent tobacco use - including youth e-cigarette use - in the Commonwealth. The cut likely would eliminate local tobacco-control workers in dozens of Kentucky counties at a time when more than 80,000 youth in the state have begun using e-cigarettes, or "vapes."

KENTUCKY HEALTH ISSUES POLL: KENTUCKY FAILING TO PROTECT AGAINST ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS AND SUICIDES, FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY SAYS

Nearly two-thirds of Kentucky adults who keep loaded guns in or around their homes are not locking them up - an important step in protecting against accidental shootings and suicides - according to the Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP). Even 15 percent of Kentucky homes with children have loaded but unlocked guns, KHIP found.

2020 CENSUS OUTREACH FUNDING AVAILABLE

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky today announced that it is accepting proposals for grant funding totaling up to $30,000 for efforts to ensure a complete 2020 census count, particularly among hard-to-count populations in Kentucky. The grant funding is part of the Foundation's mission to reduce health disparities. Proposals will be accepted through June 30, for up to $5,000 each to increase the census response rate in communities across Kentucky.

Foundation in the News
Poor firearm safety puts Kentucky kids at risk

Guns in KY - Many are loaded and unlocked, even with children in the home

School board praised for tobacco free initiative

Local Officials Prep for Coronavirus
Foundation Events/Funding Opportunities
Preparing Kentucky for the 2020 Census Grants

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is accepting proposals for grant funding totaling up to $30,000 for efforts to ensure a complete 2020 census count, particularly among hard-to-count populations in Kentucky. The grant funding is part of the Foundation's mission to reduce health disparities. Proposals will be accepted through June 30, for up to $5,000 each to increase the census response rate in communities across Kentucky.

Grant amount: up to $5,000 per grantee

Applications due: June 30, 2020

Resources
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.

Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Nominations are now Open! 

Does someone you know deserve recognition for their work on secondhand smoke education and/or smoke-free policy? Do your own contributions to smoke-free development deserve recognition? If so, KCSP invites you to submit a nomination for the 2020 David B. Stevens, MD, Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Award!

Each nominee will be recognized at the 2020 Tobacco Control Conference sponsored jointly by KCSP and the KDPH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program. The awards program is on April 15th 2020, in Lexington, making this a great opportunity to show your appreciation for smoke-free policy advocacy in Kentucky.

Nomination forms can be found online at https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2bZgFal18f2qEy9 

Nominations are due Thursday, February 6th, 2020.
Kentucky Public Health Association Call for Abstracts 
 
The Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2020 Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA) 72nd annual conference, being held April 22-24, 2020 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY. KPHA encourages everyone to consider submitting an abstract, as well as letting your colleagues know about this opportunity! Please share with your networks and help them spread the word.

For any questions, contact Janie Cambron (Ext. 4088) or send an email to association.kpha@gmail.com 

Alignment of the conference theme "2020 Transformation - A Clear Vision for a Healthy Kentucky" is encouraged, but not necessary. There are 2 options for presentations during our event-oral presentation and poster presentation submissions.

Oral Abstracts (Presentation):
Oral abstracts ( Deadline-December 11, 2019): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPHA2020ORAL  
Oral abstracts will be 30-60 minutes in length. All submissions will be notified of either acceptance or denial by mid-December.

Posters abstracts:
Poster abstracts ( Deadline-Feb. 15, 2020-early submissions are encouraged): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020KPHAPOSTER  
All submissions will be notified of either acceptance or denial by the end of February.
Posters will be presented on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 8:30am-10:00am EST.

Here is the "At a Glance" 2020 KPHA agenda so you can review the schedule of events. We have a lot of great things planned for this year, including a "Public Health Trending Topic" and hope you will join us!

On behalf of the #2020KPHA Conference Committee, we thank you and look forward to your submission!
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
Healthy Family Night
Parents Standing up for Our Kids With Teachers (talking out problems together)
March 25, 2020
5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. ET
Louisville, KY

The Bounce Coalition is a proud partner in the "Healthy Family Nights" workshops to support parents and caregivers. Each event takes place at Neighborhood House from 5:30 to 7pm with a free meal and child care provided.

RSVP to Allie Johnson at ajohnson@nhky.org or 502-774-2322
Funding Opportunities
Preparing Kentucky for the 2020 Census Grants

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is accepting proposals for grant funding totaling up to $30,000 for efforts to ensure a complete 2020 census count, particularly among hard-to-count populations in Kentucky. The grant funding is part of the Foundation's mission to reduce health disparities. Proposals will be accepted through June 30, for up to $5,000 each to increase the census response rate in communities across Kentucky.

Grant amount: up to $5,000 per grantee

Applications due: June 30, 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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