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Webinar features three Kentucky expertson building coalitions for a healthier state


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Three Kentucky experts on building coalitions for a healthier state will lead a webinar July 9 at 1 p.m.
 
Sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, the webinar will feature Anita Courtney, Peter Hille and Lacey McNary and be hosted by Rachelle Seger.
 

   Alysha Lewis models the Better Bites t-shirt and Better Bites samples the Tweens program is passing out at swimming pools in Lexington. (Photo from Tweens/Facebook)

Alysha Lewis models the Better Bites t-shirt and Better Bites samples the Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition is passing out at swimming pools in Lexington. (Photo from TNFC/Facebook)

Courtney is the chairperson of Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition, a group of more than 30 working to create healthy food and physical activity environments for Lexington children 9-13. Some of the initiatives include the VERB Summer Scorecard, Better Bites: Snack Strong, Good Neighbor Stores and Water First. For more information, click here.
 
Hille is the executive vice president of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development working in energy, forestry and enterprise development. Previously the director of Berea College’s Brushy Fork Institute, Hille has spent almost 25 years working on creating leadership and community development programs and leading planning committees, workshops, retreats and conferences for a variety of different organizations. He is on the board of the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation and the Central Appalachian Institute for Research and Development. For more information about MACED, click here.
 
McNary is the policy director at Kentucky Youth Advocates, the only “multi-issue, statewide child advocacy organization in Kentucky,” according to the foundation. The KYA mission is “ensuring equity for vulnerable children and families, especially lower-income, minority and otherwise disadvantaged youth.” McNary also works with the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition. For more information about KYA, click here and for more on oral health, click here.
 
The foundation’s Health for a Change webinar series is intended to connect participants with a wide range of leaders in the field and “learn about best practices and proven models.” Training topics include coalition building and maintenance, lobbying and advocacy, evidence-based programs and policies, grant writing, business planning and sustainability, and more.
 
To register for the one-hour webinar, click here.


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