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MEDICAL MARIJUANA: FOUNDATION HEALTH POLICY FORUM TO EXPLORE LEGALIZATION IMPACT ON PUBLIC HEALTH

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's 2019 statewide health policy forum will focus on public health considerations associated with legalizing medical marijuana. Former Colorado "marijuana czar" Andrew Freedman will keynote the forum, sharing the impact of legalizing marijuana on a variety of public health measures in that state.

REGIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FORUM AND "BUILDING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES" WORKSHOP COMING TO WHITESBURG ON JUNE 6

Organizations and individuals working to improve health in Southeastern Kentucky communities are invited to attend a Regional Community Health Forum in Whitesburg on June 6. Hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, the morning forum will be followed by an afternoon workshop on building healthier communities. 

FOUNDATION WEBINAR ON KENTUCKY DRUG OVERDOSE AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS MAY 23

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a free webinar on Kentucky drug overdose and prevention programs. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, from 1-2 p.m. (ET).

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Foundation Events
Regional Community Health Forum & Health for a Change Workshop
May 22, 2019
Madisonville, KY

Regional Community Health Forum - including the Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Medicaid Waiver
9:30 AM - 11:30AM CT
Enjoy coffee and networking starting at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. with a welcome and update on the focus areas and activities of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky by Ben Chandler, President/CEO. Veronica Judy Cecil, Vice President for Public Policy, will convey the latest developments regarding the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid waiver program. The Forum will include an input session on Medicaid and other priority health issues of concern in Western Kentucky communities.
This session is open to those interested in learning more about the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky and sharing ideas on reaching our highest level of health.

Workshop - Health for a Change - Smoke-free Campaigns: Making Your Community a Better Place to BREATHE
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM CT

100% smoke-free policies are a vaccine to protect your community from heart and lung diseases and cancer. Is your community ready for a smoke-free law? Discover policy change strategies that work. The workshop is led by Ellen J. Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN (Alumni Professor in the Colleges of Nursing and Public Health at the University of Kentucky) and is open to all those interested in learning more about how to get their community to go smoke-free.

Click here to register.
Health for a Change Webinar:
Kentucky Data on Drug Overdose & Prevention Programs: A Review
May 23, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

On this one-hour webinar we will learn from experts on Kentucky's drug overdose data and prevention programs.

As the bona fide agent for the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) drug overdose prevention interventions will be discussed. A primary intervention strategy for timely linkage to substance use disorder treatment facilities with available openings, FindHelpNowKY.org will be presented by Dr. Terry Bunn, KIPRC Director.
Dr. Ty Borders, Professor, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Chair in Rural Health Policy, and Director, Rural and Underserved Health Research Center at the University of Kentucky,
will present recent research findings on opioid use disorder treatment policies and access in Kentucky and the nation.

OBJECTIVES
  • Learn about key data sources on Kentucky drug overdoses on KIPRC website
  • Become familiar with drug overdose prevention data and program resources
  • Hear about KIPRC-lead community strategies for prevention
  • Understand how Medicaid expansion is associated with the receipt of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder
  • Learn about metropolitan/non-metropolitan variations in the accessibility of medication-assisted treatment
Click here to register.
Health for a Change Workshop:
Building Healthier Communities with CANE, Inc. 
June 6, 2019
1:30 PM-4:30 PM ET
Whitesburg

Join members of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Community Advisory Council for a free, in-person forum on community health issues and a workshop on healthy communities in Whitesburg, Kentucky!

This day will be comprised of two sessions - a morning forum and an afternoon workshop. Seating is limited and registration is required to participate. Register for one or both sessions. Both sessions are free of charge. Lunch is included and provided by  CANE, Inc.

An Open Invitation: We welcome representatives of local health organizations, health care providers, public health professionals, local elected officials, business and education leaders, local health coalitions and community members interested in improving the health of their community. The forum and workshop are also open to media.

Click here to register.
Health for a Change Webinar:
Counting down to the 2020 Census: Community, Kids, Collaboration
June 19, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

The countdown is on! Is your community ready, Kentucky?

Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to hear about the importance of the 2020 Census, why kids are undercounted, and ways to partner with leaders and groups from across the Commonwealth who are working to ensure a complete and accurate Census count for Kentucky.

We welcome your questions about the 2020 Census. Please enter them via the registration page.

Webinar objectives:
  • Understand what preparations have been made at the state and local levels in Kentucky.
  • Learn why children are especially at risk of being missed in the census and how that impacts Kentucky communities.
  • Learn action steps you and your organization can take to ensure all Kentucky's children are counted.
  • Define Complete Count Committees and learn steps to start or join one in your community.
Click here to register.
Health for a Change Webinar:
How to Get in Formation for Coalition Building
June 26, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

Is your health coalition singing from the same songbook? What would your coalition's theme song be? Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to hear essential strategies for building, maintaining, and engaging your coalition.

Share your coalition's successes and challenges with us. SteVon Edwards, Founder and Principal of Schenault Solutions, LLC, will lead this conversation on coalition building.

We welcome your questions about coalitions. Please enter them via the registration page.

Webinar objectives:
  • Understand the essential elements in starting or building a coalition.
  • Learn about types of coalition models and the purpose served by each.
  • Learn action steps you and your organization can take to ensure your coalition is engaging the intended communities.
Click here to register.
Regional Community Health Forum & Health for a Change Workshop
July 24, 2019
Bowling Green and Scottsville, KY

Regional Community Health Forum - including the Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Medicaid Waiver at Community Farmers Market
9:30 AM - 11:30AM CT
Bowling Green

Enjoy coffee and networking starting at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. with a welcome and update on the focus areas and activities of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky by Ben Chandler, President/CEO. Veronica Judy Cecil, Vice President for Public Policy, will convey the latest developments regarding the Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid waiver program. The Forum will include an input session on Medicaid and other priority health issues of concern in our Kentucky communities.

This session is open to those interested in learning more about the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky and sharing ideas on reaching our highest level of health.

Workshop - Health for a Change - Coalition Building at Need More Acres Farm
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT
Scottsville, KY

Join us as we share ideas on coalition building, food, and community! Lunch and tour of Need More Acres Farm followed by workshop on assets and strategies for health improvement, food access, and community building.

Need More Acres Farm is about a 30-minute drive from the Community Farmers Market. Please let us know if you will need transportation and we will make accommodations.

Click here to register.
Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum
SAVE THE DATE
September 23, 2019
Lexington, KY
2019 Data Forum
SAVE THE DATE
November 15, 2019
Erlanger, KY
Resources
Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) Call for Poster Presentations
Sponsored by: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health

KRHA is now accepting poster proposals for the 2019 conference on November 14th and 15th in Bowling Green, KY. Submitted poster proposals are required to have a policy focus related to the health of rural Kentuckians. Abstract submissions are due by July 15th, 2019.

Abstracts can be submitted at this link: 2019 KRHA Call for Posters
Free JUUL Ads

DrugFreeLex and the Tobacco Committee recently released three striking public service announcements (PSAs) on JUUL. These face-paced, fact-based PSAs, designed to target parents, teachers, administrators and other 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 ads 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. 
Call for Nominations: "Unsung Heroes" in your community

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work would like to recognize "Unsung Heroes," those Kentuckians who devote their time and energy to the pursuit of social justice in the Commonwealth.
We would like to honor individuals who:
  • Work toward social change and equity for all members of our society.
  • Take action to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Inspire others to want to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
  • Make a difference in the lives of other Kentuckians
This award is intended to celebrate individuals for whom other awards or formal methods of recognition do not already exist. Anyone can nominate an individual for this award. Please complete this form to nominate someone for the Unsung Heroes award to be presented on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the College of Social Work's Evening of Excellence. The deadline for nominations is March 8th, 2019.

They hope to have a representation of Unsung Heroes from across the Commonwealth; please help them in recognizing those who work to make a difference for individuals, families and communities:

Call for Nominations: 2019 Community Engagement Award in Environmental Health Sciences

The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) announces the inaugural Community Engagement Award in Environmental Health Sciences. The UK-CARES/CERH Community Engagement Award recognizes individuals or community-academic teams who demonstrate effective research or project evaluation to improve environmental health in Appalachia.

The individual or community-academic team you nominate must meet at least one of the following guidelines:
  • Community-engaged environmental health scientist
  • Community member engaged in issues to keep the air or water healthy
  • Involved in community-academic partnerships
  • Demonstrate outstanding community-engaged science

Click here to learn more.

Click here to submit a nomination.

Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit Training 

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Tobacco Program will host training sessions for the Stanford University School of Medicine Youth Tobacco Prevention Toolkit during March 2019. The "Toolkit" is a nationally recognized, evidence-based curriculum. It is more comprehensive than typical tobacco prevention curricula because it includes content designed to improve general adolescent health vs. focusing only on tobacco. It is free to use, and contains seven modules with ready-made activities, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and worksheets.

This training is free, and Kentucky educators, adult stakeholders, and anyone interested in youth tobacco prevention are invited to attend. See below for more information about the training, and learn more about the "Toolkit" at https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit.html 
  
To participate:  Questions? Contact Angela Brumley-Shelton, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department at (859)288-2457 or angela.brumley-shelton@ky.gov 
Upcoming Events
Webinar: Equitable Development: Putting it into Place
(Equitable Development Training Part 2)
May 30, 2019
2pm ET

How do you go from a foundation of knowledge to a culture of action? This training will take the "what" of equitable development and address the "how." The panel will share their own experiences in equitable development planning and share lessons, resources, and practices for you to get started on the path.

Equitable Development: Putting it into Place is the second in a three-part training in partnership with the 11th St Bridge Park Project that will explore the practice of Equitable Development and hear from experts on the ground who are on the path to creating communities for all.

Miss the first episode? Catch a recording here.

Evidence-Based Tools to Improve Care for Culturally Diverse Patients
June 4, 2019
Louisville, KY

The Kentucky Office for Refugees (KOR), an arm of Catholic Charities of Louisville, is pleased to sponsor this free half-day workshop by featured presenter David B. Hunt, J.D., President and CEO, Critical Measures, a national management consulting and training firm specializing in cross-cultural medical care and health equity issues. This is David's second visit in partnering with KOR to help improve healthcare delivery and providers practice behaviors when assessing and treating culturally and linguistically diverse patients.  

Health Equity and Literacy Summit
June 8, 2019
Louisville, KY

Join Surgery on Sunday Louisville as they gather together clinicians, educators, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders to develop solutions to the health disparities in colon cancer among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Collaboration on these issues is the key to solving them in a timely and systematic way. 

2019 Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine
Inaugural Annual Meeting
June 29, 2019
Lexington, KY

During this program, participants will learn about new research findings in the fields of addiction medicine. Attendees will learn about recent advances and current evidence-based approaches to understanding and treating substance use disorder and addiction. Attendees will acquire new knowledge and skills to improve the care of those with addiction.

Funding Opportunities
Action for Healthy Kids Grant

A new funding opportunity from Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) to share with your school partners:  Game On grants for BE Time provide funding for schools to implement school/student/family-led physical activity and nutrition programs that provide more options for unstructured time at school to support the whole child. "BE Time" is unstructured time spent without screens for kids to play and explore their imaginations to nourish their minds, creativity, bodies and relationships. Learn more about "BE Time" and how Action for Healthy Kids supports schools to provide more unstructured time for kids at school. 

Grant amount: $5,000 - $10,000

Applications due: May 28, 2019

Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative) 

The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that address the HHS priority to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas. YES Initiative applicants should address unhealthy physical activity and nutrition behaviors in racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth, including specifically girls, and provide opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.

Webinar for potential applicants will be held on April 24, 2019 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Please check the Office of Minority Health website: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/ 

Award Ceiling: $400,000

Applications due: May 31, 2019

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Grants

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced two FY 2019, NIFA's grants:
  • Community Food Projects (CFP)
  • Planning Projects (PP). 

"The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers."

 


Grant amount: $35,000 - $400,000

Matching requirement: 100% match required

Applications due: June 3, 2019

Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program

The US Department of Agriculture has announced its Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Formerly known as the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program (FINI)

To support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase. The program will test strategies that could contribute to our understanding of how best to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. 


Award amount: $100,000 - $8,500,000

Matching requirement: 100% match required

Applications due: June 10, 2019

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a funding opportunity announcement for community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use: The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.

The DFC support program has two goals:
  1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
  2. Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
Award amount: up to $125,000 per year, for up to 5 years

Applications due: July 8, 2019

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Louisville, KY 40223