Free webinars and annual forum to be hosted by Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host several educational events in an effort to help communities improve their health.

On Wednesday, Aug. 8, the foundation will host a webinar about evidence-based policies and programs that improve health. The talk, called “Stop Reinventing the Wheel: A Useful Guide to Evidence-Based Health Programs,” will be presented by Katherine Wilson, dissemination and implementation team leader with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To register, click here. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Aug. 7.

An Aug. 29 webinar will look at ways communities can keep programs going when funding ends. Dr. Stephen Orton, deputy director of the Office of Executive Education with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, will lead the talk. To register, click here. The deadline is Aug. 28.

On Sept. 17, the foundation will host its annual Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, with the theme “No Wrong Door: Integrating Care for Better Health.” It will feature several speakers working at state and federal levels. Breakout sessions include:
• Respect: Working Across Disciplines for Patient-Centered Care
• Good Medicine is Good Business
• Health Home Opportunities, Focus on Outcomes
• Advocating for What You Need in the System You Have
The forum is free. Civic leaders, medical health and behavioral health providers, public officials, public-health professionals, business owners, policymakers, faith-based leaders, researchers and academics, coalitions and advocates are encouraged to attend. The forum runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17. To register, click here.

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