This free training series blends in-person workshops with webinars. Whether you are new to health care or a seasoned non-profit professional working in the field, you are encouraged to take part in our Health for a Change training series.

The Foundation launched the Health for a Change capacity building training series as part of an effort to prepare nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth for the work of advancing today’s pressing health issues. Participants connect with a wide-range of leaders in the field and learn about best practices and proven models through this series. 

Health for a Change 2018: Share your Ideas

We welcome your ideas for training topics, speakers, and Kentucky venues for Health for a Change 2018 webinars and workshops. Please email your ideas to Community Health Research Officer, Rachelle Seger at 

Upcoming Schedule 

Archive of Past Events 

Workshop: Smoke-free Campaigns: Making Your Community a Better Place to BREATHE
Thursday, September 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Northern Kentucky Health Department
8001 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, KY 41042

100% smoke-free policies are a vaccine to protect your community from heart and lung diseases and cancer. Is your community ready for a smoke-free law? Discover policy change strategies that work. 
Learning objectives:
  • Discuss the population health benefits of 100% smoke-free laws.
  • Apply a tested policy advocacy model to taking action for smoke-free laws.
  • Describe common opportunities and challenges to smoke-free policy advocacy.

Costs associated with this workshop are fully underwritten by the co-sponsors, Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is please to co-sponsor this workshop as part of their Health for a Change training series. There is no charge to attend the workshop.

Register here.
Webinar: Learning How to Measure Your Advocacy Efforts: An Introductory Webinar
Thursday, October 4, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Advocacy evaluation capacity and practice are critical to success. If you are to understand your environment, implement interventions effectively, and make change, it is necessary to collect high quality data. Innovation Network will conduct a free one-hour webinar to provide an introduction to advocacy evaluation. Through this webinar, Innovation will offer an overview of advocacy evaluation, and provide relevant approaches and theories associated with measuring advocacy efforts. This event is presented in partnership with Interact for Health.
Learning objectives:
• See how evaluation can add value to your work
• Describe the stages of the evaluation lifecycle
• Define and demystify advocacy evaluation
• Learn about approaches and methods to advocacy evaluation
Register here.
Workshop: Working with the Media
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT
McCracken County Public Library
555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY 42003
Join us for this FREE in-person workshop in Paducah, Kentucky. 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! We thank the McCracken County Public Library for hosting this event.
Workshop Objectives:
  • Establish a basic understanding of media messaging
  • Identify pre-interview preparation techniques
  • Learn key strategies for a media interview
  • Understand the basics of an effective news release
Register here.
Workshop: Learning How to Measure your Advocacy Efforts: An Interactive Workshop
Thursday, October 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

Northern Kentucky Health Department
8001 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, KY 41042

Are you working to make policy change in your city or state? How do you know if your efforts are working? How are you using data to tell your story? In partnership with Interact for Health and Foundation for Healthy Kentucky, Innovation Network ( will conduct a one-hour introductory webinar (Oct 4) and half-day workshop that will offer information and tools necessary for measuring and communicating the process and impact of your advocacy and policy change efforts. The workshop is highly interactive and will provide ample opportunity to apply skills addressed in the workshop directly to your own work.

Learning objectives:
• Understand the unique elements of measuring advocacy and policy change efforts
• Apply advocacy strategy frameworks to your work
• Learn how to approach your strategy and evaluation with the right questions and measures that match your organization’s needs and capacity
• Explore appropriate data collection methods

Register here.

Past Health for a Change Events 

Webinar: Health Care for Low-income Kentuckians: Progress, Challenges, & Updates (August 2018) Slide Deck

Webinar: Planning for Success: Why? How? What for? (August 2018) Slide Deck

Webinar: Understanding Trauma, Health, and Care: Kentucky ACEs (August 2018) Slide Deck

Webinar: Health for All: Creating Equitable Opportunity for Health (July 2018) Slide Deck

Webinar: Planning for Success: MAPP, Strategy, Decision Making, & Health (June 2018) Slide Deck

Webinar: Health for All: A Discussion with Highlights from Kentucky (June 2018) Slide Deck

Webinar: Plan, find, apply: Effective Grant Development (May 2018) Slide Deck

Workshop: The Art of Working with Others: Creative Strategies for Community Health Coalitions (May 2018)

Webinar: Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health with Examples from Kentucky (May 2018) Slide Deck, Network for Public Health Law ResourcesNetwork for Public Health Law Checklist

Webinar: Kentucky! Free! Health! Resources! (April 2018) Slide Deck

Webinar: Tools to Spark Collaboration & Increase Your Leadership Impact (April 2018) 

Webinar: No Time, No Money, No Problem #socialmedia (March 2018) Slide Deck

Webinar: Finding & Understanding Health Data on Kentucky’s Youth (December 2017) Slide Deck

Workshop: Building Effective Coalitions (November 2017)

Webinar: Kentucky Programs & Data on Drug Overdose: KIPRC & KASPER (August 2017) Slide Deck

Webinar: Food in Kentucky (July 2017) Health for a Change Slide DeckConcept Hatchery Nutrition in KY Slide Deck

Grantwriting Resources: Kentucky's connection to the Foundation Center (June 2017)

Webinar: Impacts of Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky (April 2017)

Walkability: Kentucky Resources for Building Active Communities (March 2017)

Building Stronger Governance: a Toolkit for Education and Engagement for Boards of Health  (October 2016)

Kentucky Health: Making Data Count (September 2016)

Understanding 1115 and 1332 Waivers as Tools to Reform Medicaid (January 2016)

Engaging Youth in Policy Work (September 2016)

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (May 2015)

Grant Management Planning for Success (January 2015)

Creating Effective Health Messaging (September 2014)

How to Energize Your Coalition (July 2014)

Finding Funding Partners: Where to Look, What to Ask (June 2014)

Health Equity in Kentucky (February 2014)

A Report from Frankfort on Health Happenings (January 2014)

Lobbying and Advocacy Rules (December 2013)

Using Kentucky Health Facts (November 2013)