Foundation News
$1 Tobacco Tax Increase will Reduce Smoking Among Low-income, Vulnerable Populations

Kentucky Health Issues Poll: Support Strengthens for Schools' Role in Helping Families get Health Care

Foundation in the News
Coalition for Smoke-Free Tomorrow says $1 tax will actually reduce impact of smoking on health

Could This Be the Year for a Hefty Tobacco Tax Increase in Kentucky?

American Community Survey State and County Dashboard

The U.S. Census Bureau released the American Community Survey State and County Dashboard. It is an interesting tool for state and county population information (Average Household Size, Population Below Poverty, Foreign Born Population, Population with a High School Diploma or Higher, Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes), Median Age, Median Home Value, Median Household Income, Unemployment Rate, Veterans).

"The Opioid Crisis at a Glance" Infographic

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has issued the infographic: "The Opioid Crisis at a Glance"

National Association of County & City Health Officials and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services Survey

The National Association of County & City Health Officials and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services are "working together to develop new tools and resources to help health centers and health departments collaborate better. If you are with a health center that has formally or informally collaborated with a health department in any way over the past 3 to 5 years, or are with a local health department who has done so with a health center, please consider completing this short survey to help inform the effort."
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

The Taking Down Tobacco training program is a 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

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

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Connecting Mental and Physical Health: Successful Models of Integrated Care
March 14, 2018, Louisville

Mental health, including substance abuse, has increasingly become the priority of employers, providers, payers, and legislators. Join key stakeholders at Kentuckiana Health Collaborative's 2018 Annual Conference to learn the latest evidence-based approaches, best practices, and successful models of addressing mental health issues.

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Kick Butts Day at the State Capitol
March 21, 2018

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. 
Youth 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.  There is some funding available for youth transportation to the event, and lunch will be provided.  

"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.  

Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Medicaid Waiver Stakeholder Advisory Forum
April 5, 2018

1:00 PM EST
Kentucky Career Center
600 West Cedar Street Room 111, Louisville, KY 40202

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

The purpose of the stakeholder advisory forums will be to 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. 

These meetings will be an opportunity for the Kentucky HEALTHProject Team to 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.

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 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 attached
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
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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