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Foundation News
LEXINGTON ONCOLOGIST ELVIS DONALDSON NAMED TO FOUNDATION'S COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Retired Lexington oncologist Elvis Donaldson, M.D., has been named to the Community Advisory Council of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

FOUNDATION TO OFFER TWO HACKATHONS ON CREATING INFOGRAPHICS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Infographics that tell stories by visualizing data can help inspire social change and mobilize grassroots campaigns. Following a successful infographics design workshop this summer, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will offer nonprofits in the state two additional day-long workshops to learn how to map out infographic solutions for reaching and activating policy makers, people with resources, and low-opportunity communities.

NEVA FRANCIS NAMED HEALTHY KENTUCKY POLICY CHAMPION

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has named Neva Francis of Lexington a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion for her career-long commitment to improving community health.

Foundation in the News
The Future Of Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

Fmr. Attorney General Ben Chandler speaks about e-cigs, vaping

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky focusing on reducing youth vaping
Foundation Events


Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum
Medical Marijuana Fact and Fiction: Practical Public Health Policy Considerations for Kentucky
September 23, 2019
9:00 AM-4:15 PM ET
Lexington, KY

The 2019 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum will elevate the public health voice in medical cannabis policymaking discussions in Kentucky. Medical marijuana is legal in 34 states and the District of Columbia, and public support is growing, yet most policy makers have relatively little experience with cannabis. There also remain gaps in research about the health impacts of marijuana and hemp products. The one-day forum will bring together a broad array of experts, advocates and stakeholders to discuss how best to promote the health, wellbeing and safety of Kentuckians as lawmakers consider new policies around medical cannabis in the Commonwealth.

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Health for a Change Workshop
Infographics for Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon

October 1, 2019
Richmond, 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.

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2019 Data Forum
SAVE THE DATE
November 15, 2019
Erlanger, KY
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.

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Resources
Mental Health America of Kentucky Award Nominations Open 

Celebrate the Good and Great! Nominate a Consumer Advocate, a Volunteer, a Practicing or Retired Professional, and an Innovating Program. 

The Frank M. Gaines, MD Award is given in memory of a Louisville psychiatrist instrumental in the work of several nonprofit mental health agencies, including MHA Kentucky, to recognize the significant contributions of an active or retired professional to the care and treatment of people with mental illnesses. 

The Jack B. Stith Award recognizes an individual with an outstanding record of volunteer advocacy for persons with serious mental illnesses.

The Philip P. Ardery Award honors a program or organization that provides a significant service to the local or statewide community regarding the promotion of mental health or the prevention of mental illness.

The Clifford W. Beers Award honors a consumer of mental health services who emulates the work of Clifford W. Beers, a consumer who founded Mental Health America, to improve conditions for and attitudes toward people with mental illnesses.

The Antoinette C. Hodes Academic Scholarship is given to a student who is enrolled in a Kentucky college or university, has performed volunteer service in a mental health setting, and is preparing for a career in the mental health field. The late Ms. Hodes was a Kentucky philanthropist.

The Evan and Katherine Harrod Academic Scholarship was established in memory of the parents of late board member Evan "Pete" Harrod and is given to a student who qualifies for a Hodes Scholarship and is from a rural area. Mr. Harrod was a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of MHA Kentucky who lived and farmed in Henry County.

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. 

Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) Call for Poster Presentations
Sponsored by: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health

KRHA is now accepting poster proposals for the 2019 conference on November 14th and 15th in Bowling Green, KY. Submitted poster proposals are required to have a policy focus related to the health of rural Kentuckians. Abstract submissions are due by August 30, 2019.

Abstracts can be submitted at this link: 2019 KRHA Call for Posters
Free JUUL Ads

DrugFreeLex and the Tobacco Committee recently released three striking public service announcements (PSAs) on JUUL. These face-paced, fact-based PSAs, designed to target parents, teachers, administrators and other 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 ads 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?


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Upcoming Events
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 19, 2019
Paducah, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
September 25, 2019
Somerset, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Kentucky Fatherhood Summit
September 27, 2019
Lexington, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.The summit will provide a collaborative opportunity for social service professionals, academicians, law enforcement agencies, legislators, grassroots non-profits, faith-based organizations, fathers, and the community at large, to influence the future of Fatherhood in Kentucky.

The summit will explore the best methods of reaching fathers for the purpose of leveraging their individual experiences and abilities for the betterment of their children, families, communities, and state. Plenary sessions will discuss the vital role of fathers in healthy childhood development and the prevention of childhood poverty. Breakout session topics will include - Self-Sufficient Fathers, Fatherhood Engagement, Fathers Supporting Children, and Successful Co-Parenting.

Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
October 1, 2019
Covington, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Advocacy for Community Impact: Train-the-Trainer Workshop
October 2, 2019
Pikeville, KY

This workshop is designed for health advocates, community
leaders, nonprofit organizations, frontline service providers, and outreach workers who want to strengthen their advocacy skills and train others to become effective health advocates.

To register: Email Angela Cooper at angela.cooper@kyvoicesforhealth.org 
Children's Environmental Health Summit 2019
October 10, 2019
Somerset, KY

The Kentucky Department for Public Health in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, is hosting the Fourth Annual Children's Environmental Health Summit on Thursday, October 10, 2019 (National Children's Environmental Health Day). 

Kentucky Voices for Health Annual Meeting
October 11, 2019
Lexington, KY

This meeting will bring together health advocates, healthcare providers, insurers and policymakers from across the Commonwealth to identify opportunities for collaboration to improve access to affordable healthcare, strengthen Kentucky's social safety-net, prepare for the 2020 General Assembly, and partner to ensure a complete count during the 2020 Census.

Mental Health in the Media
Mental Health America of Kentucky Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
October 18, 2019
Lexington, KY
SAVE THE DATE:
Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery, a workshop for journalists
October 15, 2019
Ashland, KY

Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery: A Workshop for Journalists is designed to help rural journalists cover a difficult subject, but one that needs covering to help their communities deal with it. It will be held by the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Ashland, Kentucky, on Friday, Nov. 15.

Funding Opportunities
Campaign to Reduce Stigma of Addiction Grants

Interact for Health and its partners in the Funders' Response to the Heroin Epidemic have developed a regional messaging campaign to address the stigma surrounding addiction. Applications are sought from organizations interested in participating in the second round of the campaign.

Grant amount: $15,000 to $45,000

Applications due: September 30, 2019

Innovation to Reduce Tobacco Disparities Grant

Interact for Health is seeking proposals that support the planning and implementation of community-led pilot projects focused on reducing tobacco disparities for low-income adults, rural communities and African American adults. While initial funding will focus on planning efforts and smaller-scale pilot projects, Interact for Health intends to expand successful projects in the future. Applicants may apply for planning or implementation of a project. These funds are not intended for youth prevention or policy efforts. Public or private nonprofits and governmental organizations that provide services in at least one county of Interact for Health's 20-county service area are welcome to apply.

Grant amount: $25,000 to $75,000

Applications due: September 18, 2019

Evidence-Based Tobacco Policy Change Grant

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to support and engage black community members, persons of lower socioeconomic status, and rural residents in the South and Midwest in order to increase their ability to advocate for stronger, locally or regionally driven tobacco-control and prevention policies and practices. 
To support Interact for Health's strategic priority of reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke among low-income adults and youth in Greater Cincinnati, we are seeking grant applications from our 20-county service area to increase the number of people in our region covered by evidence-based tobacco policies. This funding is intended to support evidence-based tobacco policy change efforts at the community level through developing tobacco control coalitions, strengthening existing tobacco control coalitions, community education, building advocacy capacity to work on policy change, and best-practice policy implementation and enforcement strategies. Interact has prioritized the following evidence-based tobacco policies for this RFP:
  • Increasing the minimum legal age of sale for tobacco products
  • Creating smoke-free workplaces

Grant amount: up to $100,000

Applications due: October 8, 2019

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