(LOUISVILLE, Ky - April 24, 2018) As part of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's Health for a Change training series for nonprofits, several free webinars and workshops have been scheduled for the coming months. These training events, designed to increase the capacity of nonprofits and grassroots organizations, cover a variety of topics. Upcoming trainings include health coalition resources, using electronic health data for community health, effective grant development, and more!

Registration links for each of the training opportunities and further details on the contents and presenters can be found below, or by visiting the Health for a Change page on the Foundation website here.

Webinar: Kentucky! Free! Health! Resources!
Wednesday, April 25 1PM-2PM ET

Are you a non-profit in Kentucky?
Is your health coalition looking for resources?
Join us on this free 1-hour webinar.
Four experts will share their organizational resources for improving health in Kentucky.
Hear from:
CEDIK
KIPRC
KSDC
KSPAN

Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/k4ghup7gbfx9&eom 

Webinar: Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health with examples from Kentucky
Wednesday, May 9 1PM-2PM ET

On this free 1-hour webinar we will hear from experts on data sharing and community health.

Denise Chrysler, JD, Director, Mid-States Region for The Network for Public Health Law will discuss highlights from their new report, Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health: Example Cases and Legal Analysis, and technical assistance opportunities available from the Network.

Karen Chrisman, JD, MA, the Executive Advisor and Privacy Officer for the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will share examples of Kentucky data sharing for community health. Sharing data to support service delivery, quality improvement and data analytics is equally a goal of healthcare and government agencies. The path to shared data resources requires a common technology structure and a legal foundation. The Cabinet for Health Family Services has pursued this goal. Chrisman's presentation will explore the legal challenges and successes of two of these projects, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange and the Benefind system. Yu-Ting Chen, MPH, MS, Epidemiologist at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation will share the data sharing strategy as part of Louisville's newly released two-year action plan to address substance use in the city.

Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/84f31mc7wrco&eom 

Workshop: The Art of Working with Others: Creative Strategies for Community Health Coalitions
Thursday, May 10 10AM-3PM CT

Join us for this free, in-person workshop at the Muhlenberg County Extension Office, Central City, KY.

This interactive workshop will use arts, leadership and facilitation techniques to assist in new health coalition formation and the 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 CEDIK, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Kentucky Cancer Consortium, and Kentucky Department for Public Health/Partnership for a Fit Kentucky. Lunch provided.

Register: https://www.regonline.com/WorkshopMay10 

Workshop: The Art of Working with Others: Creative Strategies for Community Health Coalitions
Thursday, 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 the 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 CEDIK, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Kentucky Cancer Consortium, and Kentucky Department for Public Health/Partnership for a Fit Kentucky. Lunch provided.

Register: https://www.regonline.com/WorkshopMay17 

Webinar: Plan, find, apply: Effective Grant Development
Wednesday, 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 grants.gov
• Learn grant proposal writing tips
• Access additional online resources

Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/4c044efli9lh&eom 

Webinar: Health for All: A Discussion with Highlights from Kentucky
Wednesday, 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: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/bqnnc9gfz79m&eom 

Webinar: Planning for Success: MAPP, Strategy, Decision Making & Health
Wednesday, 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: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ca3udpctb7hr&eom 

About the Health for a Change Training Series
The Foundation's Health for a Change capacity-building training series helps prepare nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth for the work of advancing today's pressing health issues. The free training series blends in-person workshops with webinars in which participants can join remotely from their computers. Participants connect with a wide-range of leaders in the field and learn about best practices and proven models through this training series.

Archived Health for a Change events are online here.

About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested more than $27 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth. Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.

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502-552-3770 (mobile)
bhackbarth@healthy-ky.org  

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Angela Koch
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