(LOUISVILLE, Ky - August 26, 2016) The next workshop in the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's "Health for a Change" training series will cover the basics of conducting a Health Impact Assessment (HIA), a structured evaluation using data, research, and stakeholder input to determine the impact that a policy or project will have on the health of a population. The free workshop will give nonprofit and governmental participants hands-on experience with the procedures and tools to conduct effective HIAs and use HIA findings, including how to ensure that equity is considered in each stage of the process.

The Health Impact Assessment 101 Training workshop is scheduled for September 7-8, beginning at 8:30 a.m., in the Foundation's offices at 1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 100, in Louisville. The second day's training will conclude at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern). The in-person workshop is limited to 40 participants, so participants are asked to register only if they will attend. Register here.

A September 28 Health for a Change webinar will cover interpreting and communicating health-related data. The webinar, which is free and open to nonprofits, the media and others focused on improving health in Kentucky, will focus on data citations, sources, maps, graphs and visualizations. The speakers are:

  • Sarah Ehresman, Research Coordinator at the Kentucky State Data Center;
  • Joseph Benitez, Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville, School of Public Health & Systems Sciences; and
  • Rachelle Seger, Community Health Research Officer at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

The Kentucky Health: Making Data Count webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, from 1-2 p.m. (Eastern). Register here.

About the 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. 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.

About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested more than $26 million in health policy research, advocacy and pilot project grants across the Commonwealth. Funded by an endowment, the mission of the Foundation is to address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians by informing and influencing health policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Follow the Foundation on Twitter and on Facebook, or visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.

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