Foundation News

Media Workshop: Louisville, KY
Friday, April 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223

Click  here to register.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering an in-person workshop to help nonprofit organizations work effectively with the media to improve news coverage of their efforts. This workshop will focus on writing effective news releases and preparing for media interviews.  There are only a few seats left!

Media Workshop: Owensboro, KY
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Green River Area Development District
300 Gradd Way
Owensboro, KY 42301
Click  here  to register.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering an in-person workshop to help nonprofit organizations work effectively with the media to improve news coverage of their efforts.
This FREE workshop has limited seating, so register early!
Webinar: Impacts of Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky 
Thursday, April 27 2PM-3PM ET
This webinar will present findings from SHADAC's multi-year Study of the Impact of Implementation of the ACA in Kentucky.
Through the project, funded by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, SHADAC monitored pre- and post-ACA trends in five domains: health insurance coverage; access; costs; quality; and health outcomes. Register here .
Training Opporuntities
Walkable Communities Training
April 20, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
Russell County Health Department
211 Fruit of the Loom Drive
Jamestown, KY 42629

Learn why communities need pedestrian plans and how to use people-power to start planning. Discover your role in making Kentucky more walkable!

Click here to register. To download the flyer, click here.
Funding Opportunities
United Fresh Start Community Grants Program
This program provides $25,000 in grants to local community organizations and groups that share the United Fresh Start Foundation's commitment to increasing kids' access to fresh produce, helping them develop healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Grants will support programs, events and/or activities that increase children's access to fresh produce, and will be available in various amounts up to $2,500. Applications for the 2017 grant cycle must be received by April 20, 2017.

Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC)

The Aetna Foundation has announced its 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant program. The program is targeted at local nonprofit organizations that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations. The areas supported include built environment, community safety, healthy behaviors environmental exposures, and social/economic factors.

Applicants can request a total grant amount between $50,000 and $100,000 forthe entire project period. Projects can last between 18 and 24 months, and must start between August 15, 2017 and October 15, 2017.

Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma
The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs. The grants will also help promote access to trauma-informed behavioral health services.
SAMHSA expects to award up to two grantees up to $1 million each annually. The length of the project period will be up to five years, with projected available funding totaling $10 million. 
About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky 
Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested more than $26 million in health policy research and advocacy, as well as demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth. Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation is to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing health policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky | (p) 502-326-2583 (f) 326-5748 |
1640 Lyndon Farm Court
Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223