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KIDS COUNT shows areas of progress, concern in Ky.

Casey County students' Smoke-Free Group receives First Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion Award
Health for a Change
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
Online Course: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence

This training is the first of its kind for Kentucky hospital medical professionals to address the number one preventable cause of disease and death in our state. It will give examples of how to successfully provide brief bedside interventions for all patients who use tobacco regardless of willingness to quit, in three minutes or less. 

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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
Gateway District Health Department: Free Radon Kits

This past spring, the Gateway District Health Department was awarded a grant to distribute in home Radon Test kits and educational materials over a five-month time frame. Each of the Gateway District Health Department's five counties - Rowan, Morgan, Elliot, Menifee, and Bath Counties - were given 150-200 test kits. The grant project has finished up but some radon test kits are still available. Kits are free to anyone and can be picked up at one of the five county health departments.
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

Recreational Trails Program Funding Opportunities

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) posted two grant opportunities related to the Recreational Trails Program. The application deadline for Youth Service and Conservation Corps Workforce Development is January 8, 2018
The application deadline for National Trails System Information, Corridor Protection, and Training is January 9, 2018.
Generation Rx Grant Opportunities

The Cardinal Health Foundation has announced three requests for proposals for their Generation Rx Grant, targeting four of the states that have been especially hard hit by the opioid epidemic:
  • Prevention Education for Youth: Grants will be available to organizations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. They anticipate funding 30-50 programs at $25,000-$35,000 each.
  • Best Practices in Pain Medication Use: Grants will be available to organizations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. They anticipate funding 20-30 programs at $25,000-$50,000 each.
  • Community-Level Response: These grants will be available only to communities in Ohio. They anticipate funding 5 communities at $75,000-$100,000 each.
Deadline: January 12, 2018

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