LOUISVILLE, Ky, March 29, 2021 - Many Kentucky Covid-19 vaccination sites are reporting openings, and public health experts say that we are still far from achieving "herd immunity" for Covid-19. A much greater proportion of the population must be vaccinated to reach the point at which the virus will no longer spread. At an upcoming Health for a Change webinar, health and media experts will share tools and ideas for increasing vaccine uptake among specific populations in Kentucky, including Black, rural, and Spanish-speaking persons.
 
Among the tools to be discussed are two campaigns launched by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in partnership with other statewide health associations; the I Got The Shot campaign, launched in partnership with the Kentucky Nurses Association; and the Take It From Me campaign, launched with the Kentucky Hospital Association, Kentucky Medical Association and Kentucky Primary Care Association.
 
The one-hour webinar is free, but registration is required. State and local government officials, health department directors, media, Kentucky nonprofits, and health care providers are invited to attend.
 
Tools for Increasing Covid-19 Vaccine Uptake in Kentucky
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10-11 am EDT
Register here.
 
Speakers:
  • Noel Coplen, Director, Graves County Health Department
  • Delanor Manson, MA, BSN, RN, CEO for the Kentucky Nurses Association
  • Shamarria Morrison, Weekend Evening Anchor, Reporter / Multimedia Journalist, WPSD TV
  • Roanya Rice, MBA, BSN, RN, Public Health Director, North Central District Health Department
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.

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)