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Survey Reveals Most Kentuckians Struggle to Afford Health Care

Most Kentucky adults believe addiction is a disease

Chandler talks tobacco with health coalition

Resources
Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences Report

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new report: Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences. The report addresses the issue of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and shows how children and youth who have experienced traumatic events are at risk of developing serious emotional disturbances or serious mental illness, along with other health problems.  The report also highlights how children who experience trauma and receive treatment through systems of care show significant improvements in their behavioral and emotional health. This framework enhances care coordination across multiple systems that work with children's services.

Has JUUL Labs reached out to schools in your community about a pilot youth prevention/education program?

If so, please let ElizabethA.Hoagland@ky.gov know! Tobacco companies have a long history of promoting school programs that are ineffective or actually encourage smoking. 

Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County and the Oldham County Health Department want your opinion

If you are a resident of Oldham County and at least 18 years old, please take a few short minutes to complete this 22 question survey. Your opinion is important! Enter your phone number at the end of the survey for a chance to win one of many $50 gift certificates.

USDA State Fact Sheets 

The Economic Research Service State Fact Steets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provide information on population, income, poverty, food security, education, employment, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and agricultural exports. Links to available county-level data are included.

The Phantom Project 2018 Video - Breckinridge County Kentucky

The Phantom Project 2018 is a 15 minute video about texting and driving by Breckinridge Health Department and many local partners.  The goal of the project is to encourage youth and adults to think about their choices and how it can change a life or lives in a split second!  
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

Upcoming Events
Partnership for a Fit Kentucky
Webinar: Improving Community Health- One Bite at a Time! 
May 22, 2018,  11AM-12PM ET

In this interactive webinar you will hear from two Kentucky communities that have made healthy food more accessible to kids by partnering with those who create the menus designed for youth-oriented venues-public pools, restaurants, gyms, youth groups, after school programs and more. Join local experts Anita Courtney of Lexington and Merritt Bates-Thomas of Owensboro as they share their stories about promoting Better Bites. 

Anita and Merritt hope to make the webinar discussion as practical as possible so you can decide if some of their lessons learned might be replicable in your community. There will be plenty of time for communities working on food access or menu labeling to ask questions and network with others. 

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 grants.gov
  • Learn grant proposal writing tips
  • Access additional online resources
Kentucky Telehealth Summit
May 24, 2018,  8AM-4PM ET

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health is excited to announce the 2018 Kentucky Telehealth Summit to be held on May 24, 2018 at the Anne Hart Raymond Center located on the beautiful campus of 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! 

Obesity Fatigue: The Myths, Facts, Treatments, Benefits Coverage, and Paths Forward
June 5, 2018,  8AM-11AM ET

Despite the enormous effort by many of Kentucky's stakeholders over the last two decades to address obesity, rates have risen from 13% in 1990 to 34% in 2016. Employers have spent billions on wellness initiatives, yet few feel their investment has produced results. Join the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative's Community Forum to learn about obesity facts, treatment options, benefits coverage, and paths forward.

Dr. Andrew Brown, Assistant Professor of Indiana University's School of Public Health, will discuss how to separate obesity hype from fact. His recent work involves investigating myths and presumptions in nutrition and obesity literature. This event will also feature local experts including, Carl Paige, MD, Medical Transformation Center, John S. Oldham, Jr., MD, Baptist Health, Julia Richerson, MD, Family Health Centers, Steve Tarver, YMCA of Greater Louisville, and more.

A Good Investment: The Benefits of Walkable Communities Free Webinar
June 13, 2018,  2PM ET

You can't put a price on a good walk, but you can calculate some of the benefits of walkability. This webinar will explore the benefits that come to individuals and communities when we take steps towards walkable and livable communities for all ages. Learn about the economic and financial power of walkable communities and how to use the information to make your case for safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active.

Attendees of this webinar will: 
  • Learn about the economic and financial benefits that come with walkability
  • Explore communities that are using walkability to re-imagine their local main streets and downtowns
  • Get resources and data needed to help make the case for walkability 
Community Health Worker Training 
June 14-15, 2018, Lexington, KY
June 20-21, 2018, Prestonsburg, KY

The Appalachian Kentucky Health Care Access Network will provide Community Health Worker training on June 14-15 in Lexington and on June 20-21 in Prestonsburg. This is a four-day training and participants should plan to attend all four days. The training is free. Breakfast and lunch are provided during the training each day and lodging is provided FREE for those who need it.  This training has been approved by the state and those who complete all training modules will be eligible for Kentucky Community Health Worker certification once that process clears final approval in Frankfort.

Webinar: What We Can Do To Rein in JUUL: A Policy Discussion 
June 15, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET

The second webinar in a series of Consortium and Public Health Law Center on the emergence of JUUL, the e-cigarette product that has become extremely popular among kids and adults alike. In this webinar, legal and policy experts will discuss the recent steps that the FDA has taken to regulate JUUL and other e-cigarette products, as well as options for state and local governments to supplement and enhance federal regulation.

Webinar: Health for All: A Discussion with Highlights from Kentucky
June 20, 2018,  1PM-2PM ET

Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to discuss health, equity, and health equity with  the Prevention Institute , Kentucky State Data Center , and Kentucky's Office of Health Equity .

Webinar participants will:
  • Understand the connection between health and equity
  • Learn about key findings from the 2018 Kentucky Minority Health Report
  • Become familiar with sources on LGBT data and health
  • Learn about next steps in promoting health equity
2018 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar
June 22, 2018,  9AM-3PM ET
Lexington, KY 

Take an in-depth look at the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) legislation and the Quality Payment Program! This event will explore MACRA Year 2, the Care Transitions Quality Measure, Cost Category of MIPS, Considerations for Moving to Advanced Payment Models, Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement, 2018 Meaningful Use Changes and Hard to Hit Measures, and 2017 Security Breaches.  Please note: this is a completely different agenda than last year and updated information will be provided. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit will be offered for MDs.  

What's next in the addiction crisis? Policy, practice and collaboration across the region
June 26, 2018,  10AM-3PM ET
Grove City, OH

What is working in the fight against addiction? Find out about policy changes in Ohio and neighboring states and share your ideas for long-term change at an interactive policy forum on June 26, 2018, in Grove City, Ohio (near Columbus) presented by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

Addiction prevention, treatment and recovery stakeholders from Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Indiana are encouraged attend.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions to identify opportunities for regional collaboration and public-private partnership, and to develop an evidence-informed policy agenda to address the following topics:
  • Opioid prescribing limits and guidelines, and PDMPs
  • Non-opioid pain management (including insurance coverage and provider education)
  • School and community-based prevention
  • Behavioral health workforce
  • Behavioral health parity
  • Economic conditions, workforce and employers
Webinar: Planning for Success: MAPP, Strategy, Decision Making & Health
June 27, 2018,  1PM-2PM ET

On this free 1-hour webinar we will hear from experts on strategic planning and health improvement planning.

This webinar is intended to help community partners to get on the same page with community health improvement planning. It will provide an introduction to the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework for public health planning, as well as MAPP's relationship to the planning models used by your community partners. Key elements of strategic planning and decision-making will be discussed.

Webinar participants will:
  • Learn key elements of strategic planning
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Describe the MAPP strategic planning process
Compare MAPP to other commonly-used planning models, including Plan-Do-Study-Act and Community Health Needs Assessments

2018 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar
August 3, 2018,  9AM-3PM ET
Pikeville, KY 

Take an in-depth look at the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) legislation and the Quality Payment Program! This event will explore MACRA Year 2, the Care Transitions Quality Measure, Cost Category of MIPS, Considerations for Moving to Advanced Payment Models, Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement, 2018 Meaningful Use Changes and Hard to Hit Measures, and 2017 Security Breaches.  Please note: this is a completely different agenda than last year and updated information will be provided. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit will be offered for MDs.  

The Bluegrass Eye Ball
August 11, 2018, 6:30PM ET

A black tie event with dinner, dancing and cocktails recognizing the great work of The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and The Lions Eye of Kentucky.  Entertainment provided by "Off the Clock".  Tickets are $100 per person and all proceeds benefit the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.  

2018 Healthcare Transformation Survival Seminar
September 14, 2018,  9AM-3PM ET
Louisville, KY 

Take an in-depth look at the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) legislation and the Quality Payment Program! This event will explore MACRA Year 2, the Care Transitions Quality Measure, Cost Category of MIPS, Considerations for Moving to Advanced Payment Models, Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement, 2018 Meaningful Use Changes and Hard to Hit Measures, and 2017 Security Breaches.  Please note: this is a completely different agenda than last year and updated information will be provided. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit will be offered for MDs.  

2018 3rd Annual KY Association of Community Health Workers Conference
September 27, 2018,  8AM-4:30PM ET
Louisville, KY 

Learn about how Community Health Workers are vital to the movement for a healthy KY. Areas of interest this year are: healthcare coverage and access, stress toxicity and reduction, and implicit bias. Refreshing information that you won't want to miss! Agenda coming soon!

Collaborative for Children of Addicted Parents Presents: Family-Centered Approach for Children of Addicted Parents
November 14, 2018, 8AM-5PM ET

The Collaborative for Children of Addicted Parents(CCAP), GLAD House, and Cincinnati Children's will be holding their  third annual conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky. Nationally known, Dr. Ira Chasnoff will be one of the keynote speakers. 

You are invited to submit a session proposal for the conference. Proposals should explore family-centered practices utilized to provide services to children impacted by addiction.  Call for abstracts.

Funding Opportunities
Improving Rural Health Literacy

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) supports innovative literacy programs for youth from birth through high school in high-needs schools and districts in the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program.  ED will give priority points to applications proposing high-quality literacy programs to students in rural school districts.  Eligible applicants include school districts serving populations at least 20% from low-income families, national not-for-profit organizations, or consortia of these.  Research has shown that education has a life-long impact on health and well-being, even reducing risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity that are prevalent in rural communities.  

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

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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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National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery grant program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery grant program.

The purpose of this program is to establish a national center with specialized subject matter expertise to provide training and technical assistance to states, local governments, tribal communities, behavioral health organizations, primary care providers, clinicians, peers, families, and other stakeholders to help reduce tobacco use among persons with behavioral health disorders, with an emphasis on individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. 
SAMHSA expects to fund one grantee with up to $1 million per year for up to five years. 

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities. 
For example:
  • Public or private universities and colleges.
  • Behavioral health care organizations.
  • National stakeholder organizations.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

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Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) State Education Agency Grants

The purpose of this program is to build or expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies, in partnership with State Mental Health Agencies (SMHAs) overseeing school-aged youth and local education agencies (LEAS), to:
(1) increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth;
(2) provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues; and
(3) connect school-aged youth, who may have behavioral health issues (including serious emotional disturbance [SED] or serious mental illness [SMI]), and their families to needed services.
 
Eligibility is limited to:
  • The State Education Agency (SEA), as defined by Section 9010(41) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; or
  • Education Agencies/Authorities serving children and youth residing in federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1,800,000 per year
Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Application Deadline: June 4, 2018

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SAMHSA Improving Access to Overdose Treatment grants

Who can apply: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs - as defined in section 1861(aa) of the Social Security Act), opioid treatment programs as defined under part 8 of title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, and practitioners dispensing narcotic drugs pursuant to section 303(g) of the Controlled Substances Act. See Section III-1 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for complete eligibility information in accordance with Section 544 of the Public Health Service Act.
 
Grant amount: up to $200,000 per year for up to five years.

Application Deadline: June 4, 2018

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SAMHSA  Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for young children by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services, including: 
  • programs for infants and children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness, including a serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or symptoms that may be indicative of a developing SED in children with a history of in utero exposure to substances such as opioids, stimulants or other drugs that may impact development; and 
  • multi-generational therapy and other services that strengthen positive caregiving relationships.  
Programs must be evidence-informed or evidence-based, and culturally and linguistically appropriate. 

Applicant eligibility: human services agency or non-profit institution that
  • Employs licensed mental health professionals who have specialized training and experience in infant and early childhood assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; OR is accredited or approved by the appropriate State agency, as applicable, to provide for children, from birth to 12 years of age, mental health promotion, intervention, and/or treatment services; and
  • Provides infant and early childhood services or programs that are evidence-based or that have been scientifically demonstrated to show further promise but would benefit from further applied development.
Grant amount: $500,000 for up to five years.

Application Deadline: June 29, 2018

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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes Grant

The purpose of this non-research Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes (CDC-RFA-DP18-1811), is to build the strength and effectiveness of state and territorial oral health programs to prevent and control oral diseases and related conditions.

Application Deadline: June 29, 2018
Letter of Intent Deadline: May 22, 2018

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2018 Sports Award

The Sports Award recognizes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. 

There are three categories and each category winner receives: 
  • $10,000 cash prize
  • Your story and success celebrated broadly to inspire others
  • Opportunity to engage with other community leaders at the RWJF headquarters during a private ceremony 
 
Grant amount: up to $200,000 per year for up to five years.

Application Deadline: July 2, 2018
Information Session: May 30, 2018

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Funding Opportunity

DNPAO has posted a new notice of funding opportunity for public and state controlled institutes of higher education to conduct work to reduce the rates of obesity in high-risk rural areas.

Application Deadline: July 9, 2018

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Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health

In partnership with the Jefferson College of Population Health, the Hearst Health Prize is accepting applications for the 2019 award in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing or improving population health.  
 
Grant amount: $100,000 prize, $25,000 awarded to up to two finalists

Application Deadline: August 9, 2018

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