Survey Results | A Fragile Ecosystem IV: Will Kentucky Child Care Survive When The Dollars Run Out?
The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, along with a team of statewide organizations, released the findings of a survey of Kentucky childcare providers, which warn Kentucky leaders of pressing childcare access issues and the need for state investment when federal funding runs out. The findings were presented on September 22, 2022, at an event in Frankfort where they were joined by statewide early childhood advocates, members of the KY Strong Start Coalition, and legislative leaders.
Virtual Meeting | Bounce Grand Rounds – October 12
The Bounce Coalition is holding a learning opportunity to discuss school safety and the impact of community violence on young children in Kentucky. The event will feature local and national experts on school safety, including Sandy Hook Promise, as well as opportunities for break-out discussion and brainstorming designed to build individual and organizational knowledge and skills.
Virtual Summit | The 2022 Children’s Environmental Health Summit – October 13
The Children’s Environmental Health Summit will address the topics of radon monitoring, secondhand smoke and its effects on children, health equity and transportation, pediatric exposures to PFAS, and compounding disasters and community health.
Virtual Forum | 2022 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum - October 17
The Foundation for a Health Kentucky's 2022 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum, Education as a Cornerstone of Kentucky’s Health Outcomes, will look at the connection between educational opportunities and health outcomes of people in the Commonwealth.
In-Person Event | 2022 SOAR Summit – October 19-20
Join Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) at its annual summit October 19-20 in Pikeville, KY. On the first day of the event, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering two workshops focused on children’s health, showcasing Kentucky successes in addressing childhood obesity and youth tobacco use.
Event Series | ThriveKY Hosts Regional “Advocacy for Thriving Communities” Series
Catch ThriveKY, “a coalition of organizations who pursue systemic change to assure that the commonwealth meets the basic needs of every Kentuckian” led by KCHC executive partner Kentucky Voices for Health, as they give state and federal policy updates on issues impacting the health and wellbeing of Kentuckians. Dates this month include: October 4 in Whitesburg; October 11 in Paintsville; October 18 in Ashland; October 20 in Owensboro; October 25 in Flemingsburg. To see more details, click here.
Month-Long Event | National Farm to School Month
Join the National and Kentucky Farm to School Networks in observing National Farm to School Month this October. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has produced a toolkit encouraging participation in the Kentucky Crunch to celebrate, wherein child nutrition staff are encouraged to provide local, fresh produce. The Kentucky Farm to School Network has signage available both for schools and farmers who participate in the National Farm to School Month.
Webinar | School Garden Resources Webinar – October 18, 4:30-5:30pm EDT
Register now for this upcoming webinar, which is geared towards school staff, from the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) and Kentucky Horticulture Council (KHC) on the basics of school gardens, funding, and how to get started.
News Release | Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Awarded Over $3.6 Million from Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant
Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Steering Committee member, the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities will receive a $3,675,000 Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention grant. Awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kentucky is one of only 10 recipients. The focus of the grant is reducing suicide among Kentuckians under 25.