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Foundation News
FOUNDATION STATEMENT: NEARLY ONE IN FIVE WOMEN SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY IN KENTUCKY

Nearly one in five women in Kentucky smoked during pregnancy in 2018, according to the 2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book that was released today by Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA). While the statewide rate of smoking during pregnancy in 2018 was 18.7 percent, about the same as 2017, the number of counties with rates exceeding 30 percent rose from 22 to 24; Lee and Owsley Counties continued to have rates higher than 40 percent. In addition, 29 counties lost ground in 2018, compared to 10 in 2017.

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ST. ELIZABETH HEALTHCARE CEO GARREN COLVIN NAMED TO FOUNDATION BOARD

Garren Colvin, president and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky, has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky board of directors, effective Oct. 31, 2019, for a three-year term.

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KENTUCKY HEALTH ISSUES POLL: HEALTH STATUS AND POLICY OPINIONS VARY ACROSS STATE, REGIONAL REPORTS FIND

Adults living in the eastern and western regions of Kentucky are more likely to smoke and also to report poorer health than those living in Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky. On the other hand, the lowest uninsured rate in the Commonwealth is found among residents living in the western counties.

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2019 KHIP: Spotlight on Eastern Kentucky
2019 KHIP: Spotlight on Greater Lexington
2019 KHIP: Spotlight on Greater Louisville
2019 KHIP: Spotlight on Northern Kentucky
2019 KHIP: Spotlight on Western Kentucky
Foundation in the News
Chamber Forum presents 'The Vaping Epidemic in NKY;' hear about proposed legislation for 2020

Schools receive tobacco-free signage

If you're 18 to 29, you're more likely to carry Narcan, new Ohio and Ky. polls show
Foundation Events
Health for a Change Workshop
Infographics for Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon

December 4, 2019
Louisville, KY

Become a Graphic Ally! Learn how to tell visual data stories to inspire policy change and mobilize information at the grassroots level. In this free hands-on workshop, we will explore and apply principles of conscious and responsible design to a real-world infographic project.

Click here to register.
Tobacco Control Rally
January 14, 2020
Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort, KY

Help the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow show legislators strong support from all sectors for laws to reduce adolescent and teen use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, and to increase funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in Kentucky.

 
For more information, contact Bonnie Hackbarth, bhackbarth@healthy-ky.org, 502-326-2583
Resources
Kentucky Fatherhood Summit Sponsorship

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Income Support and Child Support Enforcement are accepting sponsors for the 2019 Fatherhood Summit. 

PSAs about E-Cigaretts and Youth
 
DrugFreeLex and the Tobacco Committee recently released three striking public service announcements (PSAs) on JUUL. These face-paced, fact-based PSAs, designed for parents, teachers, administrators and others 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 PSA's 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. 
Upcoming Events
Equity in Appalachia -  Understanding Racial Inequality: A Groundwater Approach
December 2, 2019
Corbin, KY

Brought to you by the Appalachia Funders Network, this event will provide an opportunity for funders and philanthropic partners to develop a shared lens of what racial equity looks like in Appalachia. This 2-day series will be comprised of training from the Racial Equity Institute and targeted discussions on equity led by PolicyLink. Registration and more information coming soon!

For Questions or to Sponsor, contact Ethan Hamblin at ehamblin@mrbf.org 
Tobacco Control Rally
January 14, 2020
Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort, KY

Help the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow show legislators strong support from all sectors for laws to reduce adolescent and teen use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, and to increase funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in Kentucky.

 
For more information, contact Bonnie Hackbarth, bhackbarth@healthy-ky.org, 502-326-2583
Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol
January 23, 2020
Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort, KY

Join Kentucky Youth Advocates in asking elected officials to prioritize kids in the 2020 legislative session. 

If you are interested in supporting Kentucky's largest effort to bring child advocates together at the state Capitol, learn more about all sponsorship opportunities. For more information about sponsorships, contact Jessie Whitish at jwhitish@kyyouth.org or 502-895-8167 EXT. 121.

Funding Opportunities
Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

Grants for the development of integrated healthcare networks that work to address health problems that could not be solved by single entities working alone. Networks will achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system.

Grant amount: $56,604 per eligible county per year 

Applications due: December 6, 2019

Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

Grants for the development of integrated healthcare networks that work to address health problems that could not be solved by single entities working alone. Networks will achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system.

Grant amount: $56,604 per eligible county per year 

Applications due: December 6, 2019

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

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Funding for technical assistance needs for community-based organizations that address underlying causes of economic and social distress in the Appalachian region.

Grant amount: up to $800

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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