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Kentucky Healthy Futures Initiative

Grants for Health Advocacy in Kentucky

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Deadline Date:

07/05/11

Description:

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Grants for up to $10,000 for health advocacy in Kentucky. The purpose of the funding is to support advocacy programming seeking to implement, expand or enforce public or institutional policies that will improve community health. Programs should develop and influence health policy to promote lasting change in the systems by which health care is provided, for the purposes of: improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity.

Applicants should focus on one of two priority areas:
1. Health education and prevention, which includes fitness and nutrition for children and families, youth smoking prevention, and youth substance abuse prevention.
2. Enhanced access to health services and care for all ages, which includes access to health care for low-income and uninsured populations, access to health care for rural populations, and access to integrated mental health and medical services.

Elements of effective advocacy may include, but are not limited to: Research and analysis; evaluation and comment on administrative and regulatory proposals; community organizing; issue framing and messaging; public education and information campaigns; stakeholder engagement – building advocacy capacity of diverse stakeholders; solutions identification; coalition building; media advocacy; and educational materials for consultation with opinion leaders and policymakers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125128

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Number of Grants:

10-15

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Eligibility:

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Governmental agencies
Schools

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mary Jo Dike, Chief Operations Officer
mdike@healthy-ky.org

Joan Buchar, Senior Program Officer
jbuchar@healthy-ky.org

1-877-326-2583

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kentucky