(LOUISVILLE, Ky - February 24, 2020) Census Bureau staff based in Kentucky will share updates about preparations underway for the 2020 decennial census, a full count of the nation's population required by the U.S. constitution every 10 years, at a March 4 webinar offered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
 
Kentucky! The 2020 Census is Here
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Register here.

By April 1, "Census Day," homes across Kentucky and the country will receive invitations to complete the 2020 census online, by phone or by mail. A complete census count is important to help inform how hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds are allocated and determine how many members of Congress will represent each state in the U.S. House of Representatives. The data also will be used to make decisions that will impact communities for the next decade regarding schools, roads, housing, parks and hundreds of other topics.
 
Community organizations are working to ensure that everyone is counted, and to answer residents' questions about the census. The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky also will discuss grant funding that it will soon make available to help communities ensure a complete count, especially in areas and among population groups that often have been undercounted in past censuses.
 
Webinar presenters include:
Michelle Elison of the Census Bureau's National Partnership Program, who manages U.S. rural outreach.
 
Dan Munchbach, Kentucky Partnership Coordinator with the Census Bureau.
 
This webinar is part of the Foundation's Health for a Change training series. The webinar is free, but registration is required.

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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 $29 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.

Media Contacts:
Bonnie J. Hackbarth
bhackbarth@healthy-ky.org 
877-326-2583 (Office)
502-552-3770 (Mobile)

Alexa Kerley
akerley@healthy-ky.org 
877-326-2583 (Office)
859-229-9611 (Mobile)