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HEALTH FOR A CHANGE: PROMOTING HEALTH EQUITY IN KENTUCKY BY IDENTIFYING COMMUNITIES MOST VULNERABLE TO COVID-19

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a free webinar on a newly released interactive map that helps public health leaders and advocates promote health equity by identifying communities that are most vulnerable to Covid-19. Factors that contribute to vulnerability include a lack of equitable access to health care, affordable housing, transportation, childcare, or safe and secure employment. The new Kentucky Department for Public Health map is part of the department's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network efforts, and is designed to assist community leaders in understanding and improving public health efforts, Covid-19 response, and vaccine distribution.
MARCH 15 FORUM FOCUSED PREVENTING DIABETES IN APPALACHIA

The First Appalachian Health Provider Diabetes Education symposium for health care professionals and students in Kentucky and surrounding states will feature Gov. Andy Beshear, Cong. Hal Rogers, and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler, among other notable speakers. The March 15 symposium is free and open to the general public.
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Foundation Events
Appalachia Health Provider Diabetes Education Event
March 14, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

The purpose of the event is to educate health professionals on the latest efforts to prevent and improve the management of Type II diabetes in the Appalachian region. With an emphasis on the humanitarian aspect of medical care, the event provides a unique opportunity for health professionals to learn more and to hone skills that help overcome health and economic disparities in the region. 

The event is free and open to the public. All attendees must register to access and participate in the presentations. The event will be live-streamed and continuing education hours are provided. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.25 AOA Category 2 credits. Approved for 7.25 Credit Hours for Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, NHA by the Southern KY AHEC. KBN Nursing credit approved for 8.7 credit hours by Rockcastle Regional. Dietitian credit is pending approval. Social Work has been approved for 7.0 continuing education credit by the University of Pikeville School of Social Work.
Health for a Change Webinar: Kentucky Health & COVID19 Response: CCVI Interactive Map & Health Equity
March 16, 2021
10:00 AM ET

Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) will guide you through the newly released Kentucky COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI) interactive map. This planning tool uses data to rank community vulnerability to COVID-19 to the Census tract-level geography.

On this free 1-hour webinar we will learn the basics of the website, discuss health equity, and hear a case use from Kentucky.

Part of KDPH’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network efforts, this tool can assist community leaders in understanding and improving public health efforts, COVID-19 response, and vaccine distribution.
The CCVI is developed by the Surgo Foundation.
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
American Lung Association N-O-T® Not On Tobacco youth tobacco cessation and INDEPTH® alternative to suspension programs and facilitator training courses.

INDEPTH Facilitator Training Course is free, includes three-year certification, school policy guidance and downloadable curriculum and materials
N-O-T Facilitator Training Course is $400 per facilitator, includes three-year certification and INDEPTH Facilitator training also.
These programs support comprehensive tobacco control policies in school or community settings and support the American Lung Association’s measures to eliminate tobacco use by youth and to reduce the youth e-cigarette prevalence rate to 15% by 2025.

As your trusted champion in lung health, we invite you to learn more and visit Lung.org or contact NOT@Lung.org or INDEPTH@Lung.org for additional information.
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative "Opioids and the Workplace" toolkit

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
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative Annual Conference
March 9-10, 2021

The event will focus on how healthcare stakeholders, businesses, and the community can come together to optimize health equity, healthcare value, and well-being in 2021 and beyond. This year’s (virtual) event is two days for the first time, so the content is packed with national and local experts, featuring Nikki Lanier, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Regional Executive, Louisville Branch and Niall Brennan, President and CEO, Health Care Cost Institute as keynote speakers.
Appalachia Health Provider Diabetes Education Event
March 14, 2021
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

The purpose of the event is to educate health professionals on the latest efforts to prevent and improve the management of Type II diabetes in the Appalachian region. With an emphasis on the humanitarian aspect of medical care, the event provides a unique opportunity for health professionals to learn more and to hone skills that help overcome health and economic disparities in the region.

The event is free and open to the public. All attendees must register to access and participate in the presentations. The event will be live-streamed and continuing education hours are provided. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.25 AOA Category 2 credits. Approved for 7.25 Credit Hours for Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, NHA by the Southern KY AHEC. KBN Nursing credit approved for 8.7 credit hours by Rockcastle Regional. Dietitian credit is pending approval. Social Work has been approved for 7.0 continuing education credit by the University of Pikeville School of Social Work.
Health for a Change Webinar: Kentucky Health & COVID19 Response: CCVI Interactive Map & Health Equity
March 16, 2021
10:00 AM ET

Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) will guide you through the newly released Kentucky COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI) interactive map. This planning tool uses data to rank community vulnerability to COVID-19 to the Census tract-level geography.

On this free 1-hour webinar we will learn the basics of the website, discuss health equity, and hear a case use from Kentucky.

Part of KDPH’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network efforts, this tool can assist community leaders in understanding and improving public health efforts, COVID-19 response, and vaccine distribution.
The CCVI is developed by the Surgo Foundation.
Funding Opportunities
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

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