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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 11 items )  

2019 Kentucky Youth Advocates KIDS COUNT County Data Book: A Holistic Look at Child Well-Being
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Nov. 19 -- Kentucky Youth Advocates issued the following news release: The 2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book offers the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. Detailed data is available for every Kentucky county at www.kyyouth.org/kentucky-kids-count/. "More than 1 million children in Kentucky are relying on all of us--from t  more

Cancer-Fighting Advocates Mark Great American Smokeout by Calling for Action to Prevent Tobacco Addiction
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Nov. 20 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Advocates prioritize increasing state funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs in 2020 * * * Cancer patients and survivors will mark the American Cancer Society's (ACS) 44th annual Great American Smokeout happening tomorrow, November 21, by calling on the General Assembly to protect the health of Kentucky residents by passing strong tobacco control legisla  more

Council for Advancement, Support of Education Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced the following event: DECEMBER 4-6, 2019 - Higher Education Government Relations Conference, New Orleans DECEMBER 5-6, 2019 - CASE Kentucky Conference, Lexington DECEMBER 11-13, 2019 - Annual Conference for Publications Professionals, Atlanta DECEMBER 15-17, 2019 - CASE District V Annual Conference, Chicago JANUARY 12-14, 2020 - CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference, Atlanta JANUARY 26-28, 2020 - Di  more

Environmental Working Group: 'Forever Chemicals' Found in Half of Drinking Water Systems Tested in Kentucky
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Environmental Working Group issued the following news release: Half of the tap water supplies tested by Kentucky environmental officials were contaminated with the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS, the state announced this week. The samples were taken from water treatment plants serving about half of Kentucky's roughly 4.5 million residents whose drinking water comes from public systems. The results, released Monday by the state Department of Environmental P  more

Foundation Statement: Nearly One in Five Women Smoke During Pregnancy in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Nov. 19 -- Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky issued the following news release: Nearly one in five women in Kentucky smoked during pregnancy in 2018, according to the 2019 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book that was released today by Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA). While the statewide rate of smoking during pregnancy in 2018 was 18.7 percent, about the same as 2017, the number of counties with rates exceeding 30 percent rose from 22 to 24; Lee and Owsley Counties continu  more

International Spa Association Announces Seth Godin as Opening Keynote at #ISPA2020
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Nov. 19 -- The International Spa Association issued the following news release: International SPA Association announced bestselling author and Marketing Hall of Fame inductee Seth Godin as the opening keynote speaker for the 2020 ISPA Conference & Expo. Godin is an internationally recognized speaker and popular blogger who has written countless posts about marketing, innovative ideas, business leadership and maintaining drive in the face of adversity. Using real-world exam  more

McClellan of Virginia Chosen as Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Vice Chair
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 21 -- The Southern Regional Education Board issued the following news release: State Senator Jennifer McClellan of Virginia was elected vice chair of the Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council at the group's annual meeting in Atlanta. McClellan follows State Representative Patricia Smith of Louisiana in the role of vice chair. State Representative John "Bam" Carney of Kentucky currently chairs the group. Senator McClellan of Richmond was elected   more

Moms Demand Action Volunteers Available for Interviews Around Hearing on Extreme Risk Protection Orders
MANHATTAN, New York, Nov. 21 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Tomorrow morning, lawmakers on the Interim Joint Judiciary Committee will hold an informational hearing on Extreme Risk Protection Order ("ERPO") legislation. Volunteers with the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America plan to testify in support of the policy. ERPO laws, also known as red flag laws, are saving lives in states th  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: CBD Administration Associated With Reduced Opioid Use in Chronic Pain Patients
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Nov. 21 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: The administration of CBD-rich soft-gel capsules is associated with reduced opioid intake and improved quality of life in chronic pain patients, according to clinical trial data in the journal Postgraduate Medicine. Investigators from the University of Louisville in Kentucky and The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson Univers  more

Southern Medical Association Schedules Events
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Nov. 20 -- The Southern Medical Association has announced the following events: * * * December 5-8, 2019 - Southern Region Burn Conference, Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas October 8-10, 2020 - SMA's Southern Regional Assembly, St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center, Erlanger, Kentucky * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://sma.org/education-sma/events/ [Category: MedicalEvent]  more

University of Kentucky Cardiothoracic Surgeon Chair-Elect of Commission on Cancer of American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: Cardiothoracic surgeon Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS, Lexington, Ky., was recently announced as the Chair-elect of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the CoC's annual meeting on Oct. 27 in San Francisco, Calif. The meeting was held during the ACS Clinical Congress, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world. Dr. Mullett, Medi  more