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Hello Again,

Below is the latest edition of "News and Notes" from Kentucky's Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Task Force. If you have announcements or news you would like to include in the next edition, please email them to my contact information below with any specific instructions. As always, please feel free to forward this issue to your networks and colleagues. 


Comments and suggestions are always welcome. 



David Davis

Communications Coordinator

Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program

Kentucky Department for Public Health

Schedule of KHDSP Task Force Meetings
Date: December 4, 2019
Type: In-Person
Key Times:
8:30 Registration Opens /
                    Breakfast with the Vendors
9:00 New Member Orientation
10:00 Meeting Starts
4:00 Meeting Adjourns
Location: Location: The Campbell House Lexington
Address: 1375 S Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504
Spring 2020
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Type: In-Person
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EDT
8:30 Registration Opens /
                    Breakfast with the Vendors
9:00 New Member Orientation
10:00 Meeting Starts
Location: Lexington, location TBD
Fall 2020
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Type: In-Person
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EDT
8:30 Registration Opens / 
                    Breakfast with the Vendors
9:00 New Member Orientation
10:00 Meeting Starts
Location: Louisville, location TBD
Upcoming Events / Save-the-Dates (listed chronologically):
Conferences, trainings, workshops, and webinars opportunities
  • Tobacco (OCT)KTPC Electronic Cigarettes & Youth Overview. Online Training course from the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program (KTPC). Available on TRAIN search for course 1087153.
  • GIS (Nov 18) Request for Applications for the 2019-2020 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Training for Surveillance of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Other Chronic Diseases in Local Health Departments from NACDD, in partnership with CDC and the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at Rice University. Eligibility: This training is designed for local health departments to apply jointly, as a cluster, with other local health departments located nearby. Each health department in the cluster must serve a minimum of 50,000 people and at least one health department in the cluster must serve a population of 150,000 or larger. A cluster must include a minimum of 2 local health departments and a maximum of 5 local health departments. Local Health Departments are not eligible to apply if they have already participated in the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Training for Surveillance of Heart Disease, Stroke and Other Chronic Diseases in Local Health Departments. The RFA and complete information, including FAQs, are posted here. Funding: This in-kind award covers the cost of training and travel for staff from selected health departments to attend GIS training sessions at the local health department hosting the training. No funds are provided directly to the local health departments. Application Deadline: November 18, 2019. Notification of Award: December 12, 2019. Question and Answer Sessions: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 2 –3pm EST; Advance registration is required. **Register Here** 
On Demand opportunities
CU/CME opportunities
Holidays and National Observances:
This month and next
Social Media:
Tips and Tricks, suggested “Likes” and “Follows”, and sample social media messaging for Facebook & Twitter
Tips and Tricks: Suggested:
  • Twitter
    • #COPDChat, November 9 at 12 p.m.
    • #Voices4COPD, November 18 at 2 p.m. ET
    • #MeAndCOPD, All November
  • Flu - Flu season has started! Protect yourself and your family by learning about the benefits of the flu vaccine.
Current News:
Breaking news, industry-related trends, interesting statistics, new studies, relevant surveys, press mentions, and local news.
Online Articles
Educational Articles:
Educational articles from around the web designed for the patient and nonprofessional.
Tools / Resources:
Tools and resources for both public and private entities
Documents: Paper/Electronic/Printable
Anything that didn't fit in one of the categories above
Partner Newsletters - Latest Edition
DPH officials report weekly influenza activity to the CDC as part of statewide flu surveillance efforts. The weekly reports are posted online. The reports consist of laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza that are defined by molecular virus testing and positive virus culture test results. Rapid positive influenza tests are not included in this report, but are used as an indicator of flu-like illness circulating across the state.
For more information on influenza or the availability of flu vaccine, Kentuckians should contact their primary care medical provider or local health department. Influenza information is also available through the CDC.
Influenza Surveillance Reports: Influenza Articles: 
The Rest...
How to Contribute
Want to contribute to the next issue? If you would like something from your organization included in the next issue you must submit ready-to-distribute content to David Davis,, no later than Close OF Business (COB) the last Tuesday of each month.

Contributions for the next issue will be due: November 26, 2019
KHDSP Task Force Strategic Map and Plan 2017-2019
Mission Statement
Improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health for all Kentuckians.

Overarching Strategies
  • Target health care systems and providers, worksites, schools, communities,
    and disparate populations.
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluation.
  • Cultivate and expand collaboration and partnerships to enhance community
    and clinical linkages.
  • Explore the possibility of data information exchange and quality improvement.
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News & Notes content is selected solely on the basis of newsworthiness and potential interest to subscribers. KY-DPH, KHDSP, and the Task Force assumes no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by KY-DPH, KHDSP, or the Task Force. Opinions expressed by and findings and conclusions reported by the original authors of items included in News & Notes, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion, views, or policies of KY-DPH, KHDSP, or the Task Force. References to products, trade names, publications, news sources, and non-DPH websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by KY-DPH, KHDSP, or the Task Force. Legal cases are presented for educational purposes only, and are not meant to represent the current state of the law or to provide legal advice. News & Notes is in the public domain and may be freely forwarded and reproduced without permission. As some linked content may be subject to copyright, original news sources should be cited as sources. Readers should contact the cited news sources for the full text of the articles.
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