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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

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Schedule of KHDSP Task Force Meetings
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Type: In-Person
Time: 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. EDT
9:00 Registration Opens / Coffee with the Vendors
9:30 Meeting Starts
Location: Louisville, location TBD
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Trainings and Webinars
  • (June 2): The Impact of COVID-19 on our Healthcare System and Community. KHC webinar. We find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic much unlike any of the outbreaks that we’ve seen in modern history. Day-to-day life has been significantly disrupted, and many of the systems and patterns that provide us security are unstable. Certain populations have been disproportionately vulnerable to the virus and/or the effects of infrastructure changes being made to control its spread. Join the KHC for a discussion on how COVID-19 is impacting Kentucky and Southern Indiana. There is a fee for non-KHC members. Register.
  • (June 4): COVID-19: The New Normal?, 4:00 PM ET Allergy and Asthma Network(MAY): COVID-19 Training Module for Community Health Workers from MCD Public Health.
  • (MAY): COVID-19 Courses on TRAIN
  • (MAY): Coronavirus Virtual Series Where Are We Now? Free Virtual Event from FierceHealthcare, FiercePharma and FierceBiotech. 11 sessions available.
  • (APR): Recorded Webinar: Building Psychological Resistance for the Public Health Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic from Region IV Public Health Training Center
  • (APR): Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers. From ASTHO on TRAIN.
  • (APR): Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers. From ASTHO. Introductory online course for entry-level COVID-19 contact tracers, for use by health agencies in rapid training of new contact tracers. The training will be augmented by state/local specific training required to orient individuals to jurisdiction-specific protocols. This training focuses on building knowledge for remote contact tracing; a subsequent release will include a module on field services.
  • (MAR): Coronavirus Resources & Free Training. Health Stream is offering a collection of carefully curated courses to all customers for free. Relevant to COVID-19 coronavirus, these courses are designed to educate staff on current guidelines for infection control across various care settings and precautions for airborne pathogens. NOTE: All courses will be available free of charge through September 30, 2020.
  • (MAR 19): 6 COVID-19 Insights from Two AMA Presidents from American Medical Association - AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, and Past-president Steven J. Stack MD, MBA, current Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, share insight on the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and discuss the importance of all communities coming together to free up hospital capacity and minimize the burden of the virus.
  • (MAR): Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) training. Created by the World Health organization (WHO).
    • COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
    • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • Introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus
    • Critical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection course
    • Health and safety briefing for respiratory diseases – ePROTECT
    • Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Training. Public health Foundation. Training related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available through the TRAIN Learning Network, a national learning network that aggregates training opportunities for public health, healthcare, and preparedness professionals from thousands of training providers. This includes training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and other organizations.  
    • COVID-19*
    • Contact Tracing*
    • Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication*
    • Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities*
    • Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions*
    • Personal Protective Equipment*
Kentucky Information
Partner Websites Dedicated to COVID-19
Upcoming Events / Save-the-Dates (listed chronologically):
Conferences, trainings, workshops, and webinars opportunities
  • Diabetes (June 25) - Know Diabetes by Heart: Complex Cases in the Management and Treatment of Patients with T2D and High CVD Risk. Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020. Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM The management of patients with type 2 diabetes patients have evolved in last year, partly as a result of favorable EMPA-REG, CANVAS, and DECLARE TIMI-58 clinical trials. Join leading experts, Christopher Cannon, MD,  Sr. Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Nathaniel G. Clark, MD, MS, RD at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth, Endocrinology on Thursday, June 25th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET as they review complex cases and provide key clinical highlights from the ADA Virtual Scientific Sessions. Register
CU/CME opportunities
Holidays and National Observances:
This month and next
June 2020
July 2020
  • 4 - Independence Day
Social Media:
Tips and Tricks, suggested “Likes” and “Follows”, and sample social media messaging for Facebook & Twitter
Suggested Hashtags: Facebook & Twitter
  • COVID-19
    • #healthyathome
    • #healthyatwork
    • #togetherky
    • #teamkentucky
Current News:
Breaking news, industry-related trends, interesting statistics, new studies, relevant surveys, press mentions, and local news.
Online Articles
American Heart Association Podcasts on SoundCloud Health Literacy Out Loud: Know Diabetes by Heart Podcast: National Institutes of Health Healthy Moments Radio Broadcast PodMed Double T Podcasts
Partner Newsletters - Latest Edition
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Weekly) Health Communication Science Digest (Monthly) Million Hearts e-update (Bi-Monthly) NIH News in Health (Monthly) World Hypertension League (quarterly)
Tools / Resources:
Tools and resources for both public and private entities
  • Stroke (MAY) Know Stroke. 8:17 minutes from the National Institutes of Health.
Documents: Paper/Electronic/Printable
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: June 30, 2020
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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