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Workshop: Building Effective Coalitions
November 30, 2017, Louisville

 

This workshop is full! Add your name to the wait list for a chance to attend.

Join us for this free in-person workshop at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's conference facility in Louisville, Kentucky. Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." Developing strong coalitions can make or break effective community work. We will draw on the wisdom in the room to deepen our understanding of effective community coalitions. Although not required, it is recommended that you bring two people from your community for maximum impact. Lunch provided.
 
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Webinar: Finding & Understanding Health Data on Kentucky's Youth
December 6, 2017
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET

On this free one-hour webinar we will learn from experts on data concerning Kentucky's youth. Hear about the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) Survey from REACH Evaluation's Epidemiologist, Teresa McGeeney, MS. The KIP survey is Kentucky's largest source of data related to student use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), as well as a number of measures of mental health, suicidal behaviors, and related risk factors.
 
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Upcoming Events
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is hosting a webinar, How to Make the Most out of the Tobacco Companies' Corrective Statements, this Friday, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. "The webinar will provide details on the significance of requiring tobacco companies to run corrective statement ads, information on where and when the statements will appear, and preview some of the tools and materials that will be available for advocates looking to amplify the ads." 

 

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Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Skills Into Clinical Practice
November 23, 2017, Erlanger

Psychosocial risk factors, such as fear of movement and pain catastrophizing, have a negative infuence on rehabilitation outcomes and often result in higher levels of pain and disability. Changing Behavior through Physical Therapy (CBPT) and Occupational Therapy (CBOT) is a program designed to improve patient outcomes by addressing specifc psychosocial risk factors. This program has been approved for 7.5 contact hours in KY for PTs and OTs.

Improving Health Through Literacy
December 5, 2017, Louisville

The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) and Health Literacy of Kentucky (HLK) have joined forces to bring attention to the growing demands of being an informed healthcare consumer. An estimated 90 million Americans have problems understanding basic healthcare information. 

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Blueprint for Kentucky's Children: Frankfort 2018, Kids, and You
December 6, 2017
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

This year's summit will feature an opening plenary from 9:00-10:00 for all community leaders and advocates to learn about the Frankfort landscape in 2018--and what it means for the future of Kentucky kids. Please share this information with your board members, community network, and other organizations who are interested in a brighter future for Kentucky kids. 
 
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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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Funding Opportunities
Building Capacity for Oral Health Fluoridation Equipment in Local Communities

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is offering a funding opportunity for community water systems to replace aging water fluoridation equipment or implement new equipment for fluoridation of community water.
 
Eligible entities include: public water systems that are part of a city or county government, water systems that are part of a utility authority, other state or local government entities that may be associated with a public water system, or state or local oral health coalitions.
 
Deadline: November 30, 2017
The Department of Agriculture's Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

The program is designed to, among other things, meet the needs of low-income people by increasing their access to fresher, more nutritious food supplies; increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs; promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues; and create innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Deadline: December 4, 2017

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program

This community-based grant program is aimed towards promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery in rural communities. Outreach projects focus on the improvement of access to services, strategies for adapting to changes in the health care environment, and overall enrichment of the respective community's health. 

Deadline: December 6, 2017

Generation Rx Grant Opportunities

Cardinal Health has announced three new GenerationRx requests for proposals, targeting four of the states that have been especially hard hit by the opioid epidemic, including Kentucky. Applicants are invited to review these grant opportunities and apply for one or more to address the needs in their communities.

Deadline: January 12, 2018

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