LOUISVILLE, Ky, February 12, 2021 - Preventing diabetes in Appalachia by improving access to fresh, healthy foods is the focus of a half-day virtual meeting on Feb. 18, convened by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, SOAR and the Community Farm Alliance. The event is free, but registration is required.

Appalachian Food for Health: Diabetes Prevention Virtual Convening
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10 am to 1 pm (ET)
Register here.

Speakers:
Dr. Margo Riggs, Healthy Communities Director, SOAR
Martin Richards, Executive Director, Community Farm Alliance
Valerie Ison, Director, Cowan Creek Community Center
April Sandlin, LPN, Kentucky River District Health Department
Jason Brashear, Hindman Settlement School

The meeting will include two breakout sessions, one focusing on policy and the other on programs.

For questions about the event, contact Amalia Mendoza, amendoza@healthy-ky.org.

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.

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)