LOUISVILLE, Ky, March 4, 2021 - The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a free webinar on a newly released interactive map that helps public health leaders and advocates promote health equity by identifying communities that are most vulnerable to Covid-19. Factors that contribute to vulnerability include a lack of equitable access to health care, affordable housing, transportation, childcare, or safe and secure employment. The new Kentucky Department for Public Health map is part of the department's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network efforts, and is designed to assist community leaders in understanding and improving public health efforts, Covid-19 response, and vaccine distribution.

Kentucky Health & Covid-19 Response: CCVI Interactive Map & Health Equity
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Register here.

Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, MPH, director and epidemiologist, Kentucky Department for Public Health Office of Health Equity; and chair, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's Board of Directors

Rhiannon M. Simon, MPH, epidemiologist, Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, Kentucky Department for Public Health

The webinar is part of the Foundation's Health for a Change capacity-building training series, created to support nonprofit leaders across the Commonwealth to advance pressing health issues. Programs are free, but registration is required.

For questions about the webinar or the Health for a Change series, contact Rachelle Seger, rseger@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.

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