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Workshop: Building Effective Coalitions
November 30, 2017, Louisville

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. Seating is limited. Lunch provided.
Register  here .
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.
Register here.
Upcoming Events
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Virtual Conference
October 23 - November 30, On-Demand, Virtual

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is holding their first Healthy Schools Virtual Conference where school staff from around the country will come together to learn and interact, virtually.  The virtual conference includes on-demand trainings from the Healthy Schools Program with live, virtual keynote discussion panels on award-winning strategies to get students to eat better and move more; all organized into easy to access learning tracks.

Kentucky and Ohio's Healthy Eating and Active Living Policy Forum
November 2, 2017, Covington

Please join the American Cancer Society for a luncheon panel discussion on the research linking healthy eating and active living environments with cancer risk, as well as treatment outcomes and patient quality of life.  The forum will showcase evidence-based initiatives and potential public policy solutions for addressing obesity and barriers to nutrition and physical activity in Ohio and Kentucky.

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.

The Friedell Committee Population Health Forum
November 6, 2017, Louisville 

This meeting will highlight current successful national, state and community
efforts to form partnerships to improve health outcomes.

Read more or register here.
Free webinar on rural HIV and AIDS set for Nov. 7
November 7, 2017

The Rural Health Information Hub  and the   the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis , part of the research organization  Norc  at the University of Chicago , will host a free webinar, "Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment," Thursday, Nov. 7.

The one-hour webinar will begin at 1 p.m. EDT, and will present a toolkit designed to help rural communities plan, implement and sustain HIV/AIDS programs. The toolkit was developed by Norc for the federal Office of Rural Health Policy . The speakers will discuss examples of successful programs and lessons learned.
Read more or register here.
Covering Health: A News Workshop
November 10, 2017, Madisonville

On Friday, Nov. 10 in Madisonville, the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues  and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky  will present the latest in their series of workshops to help local journalists cover health care and health in Kentucky. This event is free of charge to all journalists.

Adult Mentor Training: Engaging Youth in Policy Advocacy
November 14, 2017, Hazard

The Tobacco-Free Ambassador Partnership is holding an Adult Mentor Training to learn the best ways to recruit, empower, and engage youth in policy advocacy, with an emphasis on smoke- and tobacco-free policies. The training will be delivered by staff from Yes! Youth Empowered Solutions of North Carolina.

2nd Annual Children's Environmental Health Summit
November 15, 2017, Bowling Green

Decision/policy makers, administrators, teachers, childcare personnel, pediatricians, nurses, academia, environmental educators and providers, community health workers, and state and local public health staff who help assure a safe school, home, play, preschool and community environment for children should attend this summit on adverse childhood events (ACEs), preparedness, tobacco free schools and more!

The Summit includes a poster contest for children grades K-8 - please share with your school contacts!

Register here.
Changing the Future for Addicted Parents
November 17, 2017, Covington

Registration for the multi-disciplinary conference "Changing the Future for Children of Addicted Parents" is now open. Please join Cincinnati Children's Hospital for this important topic as national and regional experts address the issues affecting children exposed to opioids in utero or living with the chaos of being the child of a parent with a substance abuse disorder. 

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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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.

Read more.
Funding Opportunities
America Walks Community Change Micro Grant

America Walks is excited to extend another round of  community change micro grants to individuals and communities interested in improving the public sphere for walking or otherwise helping to make walking more commonplace.  
This program awards up to $1,500 to fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members. 

Deadline: November 10, 2017
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. 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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