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Dr. Fernander presents to the State Legislature in Frankfort.  September 23, 2020. Commonwealth of Kentucky, Interim Joint Committee on Health, Welfare, and Family Services. “The Political & Social Determinants of Health: A Health-in-All-Policies Approach”. To view the presentation, click here

Event: Rally to denounce Atlanta shooting in solidarity with the Asian community

Time: 12-1pm, Wed, 3/24

Location: Lawn in front of Memorial Hall (410 Hilltop Ave)

Attendees need to wear masks, follow social distancing rules, and follow university rules and regulations for events.

Attendees are welcome to bring signs and flowers.


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Undoing the Harmful Legacy of the War on Drugs: A Focus on Communities of Color
Voices Of Hope-Lexington, Inc.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
1:00pm - 4:00pm PM EST – 4 PM EST

Join us for a virtual townhall, Undoing the Harmful Legacy of the War on Drugs: A Focus on Communities of Color. We will discuss the harmful consequences of the War on Drugs for people who use drugs and BIPOC and the intersection between recovery advocacy and anti-racism advocacy.

Featuring local and national speakers:
-Shelton McElroy, the Bail Project and Hazelden
-Dr. Claire Clark, University of Kentucky
-Phil Rutherford, Faces and Voices of Recovery
-Shameka Parrish-Wright, the Bail Project
-Jeremy Byard, Louisville Recovery Community Connection

7th Annual Healthy Hearts for Women Virtual Symposium
Friday February 5, 2021
8:30am - 12:0pm
Women In Medicine and Science (WIMS) Virtual Round Table
"Love Your Heart: What all Women Need to Know about Cardiovascular Health"
Friday February 5, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Password: 981055
Experts in cardiology, fitness, and diet will provide advice and answer questions on everyday approaches to improve women's wellness.

County Health Rankings Webinar: Using Law and Policy to Create Equitable Communities November 17, 2020 3pm EST   Within every community, there are significant differences in peoples’ health and their opportunities to live long and healthy lives. Policy changes can be key to both transforming health in a community and helping to eliminate inequities. But when policies aren’t created or enforced with equity in mind, they may perpetuate these disparities – or even amplify them. The Blueprint for Changemakers, from ChangeLab Solutions, is a helpful guide that shares legal strategies and best practices that local practitioners can use to affect change and improve health outcomes. By pairing this information with ChangeLab Solutions’ Equitable Enforcement to Achieve Health Equity changemakers are equipped with a rich resource to help them reflect on the enforcement of laws and policies to ensure they do not cause harm to people most affected by health inequities.

Apply now to the NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute 2021!

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) virtually August 9-13, 2021

  • Open Application Cycle: Monday, February 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m. ET to Monday, March 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET.

The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health and health disparities research scientists, and to stimulate research in disciplines supported by health disparities science.

The program will feature:

  • Lectures on minority health and health disparities research
  • Mock grant review
  • Seminars and small group discussions

Please note that applications will only be accepted from extramural scientists who meet NIH’s Early Stage Investigator (ESI) eligibility criteria. Also, NIH and HHS staff, including persons in fellowships/training at NIH or an HHS agency, are not eligible to apply.

All applications must be submitted via the HDRI online application system by the due date; emailed applications will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline since late submissions will not be accepted.

For questions or more information, email

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Health Equity Grants & Funding Opportunities

NIH Collaborative Centers in Children's Environmental Health Research and Translation (P2C)
(Application Deadline: November 23, 2020) 

RWJF Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice
(LOI Deadline: November 24, 2020)

Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
(Application Deadline: November 27, 2020)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative
(Application Deadline: December 1, 2020)

Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01)
(Application Deadline: December 1, 2020)

Digital Healthcare to Address the Social, Behavioral and Economic Impact of COVID-19
(Application Deadline: December 2, 2020)

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Competitive and Administrative Supplements for Community Interventions to Reduce the Impact of COVID-19 on Health Disparity and Other Vulnerable Populations
(Expiration Date: December 30, 2020)

Social and Behavioral Intervention Research to Address Modifiable Risk Factors for Cancer in Rural Populations (R01)
(LOI Deadline: February 15, 2021)

CMS Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART)
(Application Deadline: February 16, 2021)

Social Mission Opportunities