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 


Webinar: Understanding Trauma, Health, and Care: Kentucky ACEs
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Join us on this free 1-hour webinar to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Hear from Connie Gayle White, MD, Kentucky Department for Public Health, on how ACEs shape health in Kentucky. David Finke, PhD, Uspiritus, will share the work of the BOUNCE Coalition.
Webinar objectives:
  • Learn about Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs)
  • Understanding the connection between ACEs and health in Kentucky
  • Become familiar with the Kentucky-based BOUNCE Coalition
  • Hear how to become involved in Kentucky's ACEs network
Register here.
Webinar: Planning for Success: Why? How? What for?
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
1:00 PM-2:00 PM 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 CT
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.  
Webinar: Health Care for Low-income Kentuckians: Progress, Challenges, & Updates
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Join us for this free 1-hour webinar to learn more about health care for low-income Kentuckians.
Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will share key findings from a 4-year study that surveyed more than 10,000 low-income adults in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas. The study goal was to track the effects of each state’s policy decisions under the Affordable Care Act from 2013-2016.
Lynn Quincy of Healthcare Value Hub | ALTARUM will share highlights from a 2018 study that finds almost three-quarters of Kentucky adults have healthcare affordability burdens. Low-income residents faced the highest affordability burdens. The report also finds support for fixes to make healthcare more affordable, explores health insurance literacy, and details surprise medical bills.

Register here.
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.  

Past Health for a Change Events 

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)