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


Workshop: The Art of Working with Others: Creative Strategies for Community Health Coalitions

May 17 10AM-3PM ET
Join us for this free in-person workshop at the Clark County Extension Education Facility, Winchester, KY.
This interactive workshop will use arts, leadership and facilitation techniques to assist in new health coalition formation and revitalization of existing coalitions. It will equip participants to start conversations with community members challenged with access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities in a creative way.

Sponsored by the CEDIK, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Kentucky Care Consortium, Kentucky Department for Public Health/Partnership for a Fit Kentucky. Lunch provided.

Workshop participants will:

  • Identify coalition building and strengthening strategies to enhance work around healthy eating and physical activity
  • Describe techniques for planning and facilitating effective meetings
  • Recognize different traits and employ strategies to work effectively with all community members

Register here.

Webinar: Plan, find, apply: Effective Grant Development
May 23 1PM-2PM ET

Join us for this free 1-hour webinar.
Plan, find and apply for grant opportunities and funding that fit your non-profit's mission.
Webinar participants will learn key strategies to connect with funding.

  • Understand Foundation Center benefits
  • Conduct funding research on Foundation Center
  • Search
  • Learn grant proposal writing tips
  • Access additional online resources

Register here.

Webinar: Health for All: A Discussion with Highlights from Kentucky
June 20 1PM-2PM ET
Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to discuss health, equity, and health equity with the Prevention Institute, Kentucky State Data Center, and Kentucky’s Office of Health Equity.

Webinar participants will:

  • Understand the connection between health and equity
  • Learn about key findings from the 2018 Kentucky Minority Health Report
  • Become familiar with sources on LGBT data and health
  • Learn about next steps in promoting health equity

Register here.

Webinar: Planning for Success: MAPP, Strategy, Decision Making & Health
June 27 1PM-2PM ET

On this free 1-hour webinar we will hear from experts on strategic planning and health improvement planning.
This webinar is intended to help community partners to get on the same page with community health improvement planning. It will provide an introduction to the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework for public health planning, as well as MAPP's relationship to the planning models used by your community partners. Key elements of strategic planning and decision-making will be discussed.

Webinar participants will:

  • Learn key elements of strategic planning
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Describe the MAPP strategic planning process
  • Compare MAPP to other commonly-used planning models, including Plan-Do-Study-Act and Community Health Needs Assessments

Register here.

Webinar: Health for All: Creating Equitable Opportunity for Health
July 11 1PM-2PM ET

Join us on this free 1-hour webinar on health equity. Prevention Institute will guide the conversation and share key learnings from the report,
Countering the Production of Health Inequities: Ensuring the Opportunity for Health for All.

Join us to consider. . .

  • How have inequities in health outcomes been produced?
  • What approaches and strategies should I explore further with different sectors and partners to counter health inequities?
  • What does a system of health equity look like?

Prevention Institute’s approach to solving complex health and social issues is to address multiple problems concurrently, which all stem from similar underlying factors. Prevention Institute works across multiple focus areas and the core mission to promote health equity—the commitment to ensuring that every person has an equal opportunity to be healthy and safe.

Register here

Webinar: Planning for Success: Why? How? What for?
August 8 1PM-2PM ET

Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to answer these questions on evaluation and planning for success.

This webinar will provide an overview of what evaluation is and why it matters, outline key steps in conducting an evaluation, and dispel common myths about evaluation. The REACH evaluation staff will use examples of real evaluation projects and highlight what went well and important lessons learned.

REACH Evaluation consults with non-profit, for-profit, philanthropic, and governmental entities in support of efforts to improve services and bring about organizational and community change. REACH Evaluation is integrated with REACH of Louisville, Inc., an organization founded in 1987 to provide a full range of direct services to families (including foster families) with difficult-to-serve youth and adults. Because of this connection, REACH Evaluation brings an inherent appreciation for the challenges of serving real people in the real world to our evaluation work.

Register here.

Workshop: Working with the Media
Thursday, August 16, 2018
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Warren County Public Library-- Bob Kirby Branch
175 Iron Skillet Court Bowling Green, Kentucky 41064

Join us for this FREE in-person workshop in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a workshop to help nonprofit organizations work effectively with the media to improve news coverage of their efforts. We thank the Warren County Public Library for hosting this event.

Register here.  


Past Health for a Change Workshops

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)