Foundation News
Kentucky Health Issues Poll: Most Kentucky Adults Say Childhood Obesity is a Serious Problem

$1 Tobacco Tax Increase will reduce smoking among low-income vulnerable populations 
Foundation in the News
Norquist group calls for defeat of Ky. House's 'regressive' taxes on opioids, cigarettes

Poll: Most Kentucky adults consider childhood obesity a serious problem

As Kentucky Senate debates budget, a group pushes for cigarette tax increase

FNS Releases First Mobile App with Food Buying Guide, Takes Leap Forward in Customer Service

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced its first ever mobile application, putting critical information at the fingertips of food service professionals and making it easier for them to serve wholesome, nutritious, and tasty meals through FNS's child nutrition programs.
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

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Advocacy Toolkit

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and partner organizations have prepared a toolkit to advocate for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The toolkit contains, among other things, links to state-by-state fact sheets related to CHIP prepared by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Upcoming Events
Free Six-week Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic
March 6-April 10, 2018
2433 Regency Road, Lexington

Classes meet every Tuesday.  Participants who attend all classes receive four weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy.  

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Kick Butts Day at the State Capitol
March 21, 2018
Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. The Frankfort event will be among more than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world. 
More than 150 youth from nine Kentucky counties will gather in the Capitol Rotunda from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for a postcard party and media event.  The students will complete postcards before and during the event, then deliver them to lawmakers. If you have any youth who want to be a part of this exciting event, please contact (Mahak Kalra, or Bonnie Hackbarth, They will send complete registration info and more details.  

"Becoming a Tobacco-Free Worksite" Webinar
March 22, 2018

Kentucky Cancer Consortium, " Becoming a Tobacco-Free Worksite," featuring Dr. Melida Ickes will be taking place on Thursday, March 22nd from 12-1pm EST/ 11am-12pm Central.  Click here to register.  

2018 Kentucky Telehealth Summit
March 24, 2018

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health will host the 2018 Kentucky Telehealth Summit to be held on May 24, 2018 at the Anne Hart Raymond Center at Midway University.
This one-day event is targeted to anyone interested in or practicing telehealth.
Registration is $75.00 and includes all course materials, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.
Space is limited so be sure to register soon!

Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Medicaid Waiver Stakeholder Advisory Forum
April 5, 2018
600 West Cedar Street, Room 111, Louisville

Stakeholder advisory forums hosted by the Kentucky HEALTH Project Team provide an avenue for constructive feedback and solutions to help ensure a successful transition for Medicaid beneficiaries eligible for the new health and well-being program. 
At these meetings, team members provide updates on implementation activities, offer system demonstrations, engage citizens in system and process testing, discuss draft communications, answer questions about operationalizing specific policies, give notice of upcoming communications from the Commonwealth to beneficiaries, and address topics brought forth by forum participants.
The forums will include representatives from the healthcare and workforce development community, as well as frontline state employees. These public meetings will take place at 1:00 PM local time on the first Thursday of each month, and will alternate between being held in Frankfort and various locations around the state.

Interested parties can contact to RSVP and be included on future communications regarding these meetings.  

Sharing the Smoke-free Story 
Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy 2018 Spring Conference
April 11, 2018

The conference will be held at The Lexington Convention Center- Elkhorn Room in Lexington Kentucky.  

A preconference on Tuesday afternoon, April 10th, will be hosted by the Kentucky Department for Public Health's Kentucky Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program.

This year's conference will feature expert speakers including professor Robert McMillen, PhD from Mississippi State University. See the 
agenda and preconference flyer for details about the conference sessions. KCSP is offering CE credits this year through CHES and KBN.

The conference and preconference are free to attend, and registration will be open until April 4th, 2018.  

Funding Opportunities
Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grants

The Office of National Drug Control Policy, in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is now accepting applications for the Drug-Free Communities Support Program for Fiscal Year 2018.  

Anticipated total available funds: $15,000,000
Estimated number of awards: Approximately 120 
Estimated award amount: Up to $125,000 per year for up to 5 years
Eligible applicants: Community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant.  

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2018

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Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families Grant Program

Purpose: enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents, transitional aged youth, and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Applicants will be expected to identify and reduce differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among females and racial and ethnic minority populations to address health disparities.
The award amount is up to $541,350 per year, no cost-sharing match required and can be an up to 5 year project.  

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Every Kid Healthy Week $100 mini-grant 

Be one of the first 250 schools to register for Every Kid Healthy Week (April 23-27) and commit to serving a healthy snack as part of your event, and your school will receive a 100 dollar mini-grant, thanks to Action for Healthy Kids sponsor GoGo squeeZ. 

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