Foundation News
Coalition for a Smoke-free Tomorrow Statement Re: Oklahoma Cigarette Tax Increase 

Foundation Elects Board Officers

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

Foundation in the News
Kentucky lawmakers meet privately with tobacco lobbyist as cigarette tax discussions continue 

Speak up for the kids and support funding for school nurses in Kentucky

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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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.  

Webinar: Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing Implementation; Live Q & A with the Experts
April 18, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has established a new Smoke-free Multiunit Housing ruling that requires all federally funded public housing agencies to develop smoke-free indoor policies for their properties by  July 31, 2018.

As the implementation deadline quickly approaches, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) teamed up with HUD, the American Lung Association, and the American Cancer Society to help local communities plan for, implement, and build support for smoke-free policies among Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily federally assisted properties. The live Q&A will address effective implementation strategies, partnerships, tobacco cessation opportunities and enforcement.

This webinar is sponsored by NACCHO and the American Cancer Society and funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Webinar: Kentucky! Free! Health! Resources
April 25, 2018,  1PM-2PM ET

Are you a non-profit in Kentucky?
Is your health coalition looking for resources?
Join the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky on this free 1-hour webinar.
Four experts will share their organizational resources for improving health in Kentucky.
Hear from:
  • KSDC
Webinar: Plan, find, apply: Effective Grant Development
May 23, 2018,  1PM-2PM ET

Join the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky for this free 1-hour webinar.
Plan, find and apply for grant opportunities and funding that fit your non-profit's mission.
Webinar participants will learn key strategies to connect with funding.
  • Understand Foundation Center benefits
  • Conduct funding research on Foundation Center
  • Search
  • Learn grant proposal writing tips
  • Access additional online resources
Funding Opportunities
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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Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued the funding opportunity Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention.  The purpose of the grant is to improve the health and wellbeing of youth by working with education and other organizations to reduce HIV, STD, teen pregnancy, and related risk behaviors among middle and high school students.
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Project Period: 5 years
Eligible applicants: Special district governments, City or township governments, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Independent school districts, Private institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, County governments, State governments, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments).

Application Deadline: Friday, 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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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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