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Who is KCHC?

The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC) is a group working to improve the health of people in Trimble, Metcalfe, Hart, Bullitt, Shelby, Oldham, Barren, Spencer and Henry Counties in Kentucky. We are building a healthier environment for all citizens. Our goal is to make it easier for people to get good medical care, affordable healthy foods, and safe exercise opportunities. We are community members working to improve the health of our communities, and we want your input! 

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NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, November 7, 1pm - 3pm at:

North Central District Health Department, Shelbyville

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 Multi-Purpose Community Action Senior Center, Shepherdsville

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BRADD Office,  Bowling Green, 12pm - 2pm

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Learn more about our meetings...

The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC) is announcing a new 3 part Motivational Interviewing Workshop series as part of an effort to better equip our communities with health and wellness resources. The KCHC will focus its fall meetings on training stakeholders and community members on the basics of Motivational Interviewing and how to utilize it to improve health.

Motivational Interviewing is a way to help individuals find the motivation to make positive decisions for their health. It utilizes a nonconfrontational, collaborative effort between the professional or lay support person and community member to spark motivation and initiate change. The professional or lay support person engages with the community member to explore feelings, including ambivalence about changing, and then helps the person to find his or her own motivations for change. The focus is on allowing the community member to make their own choices and arrive at their own conclusions without feeling outside pressure to do so.  

This exciting three month series will be facilitated by Dr. Anna Faul and Dr. Joe D’Ambrosio from the Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville. Drs. Faul and D’Ambrosio have years of experience using Motivational Interviewing in clinical practice and teaching the method to various disciplines within the University.

The series starts on September 5, 2017 and concludes on November 7, 2017. The trainings will be hosted in three different locations during the three month period and will be broadcast through Bluejeans videoconferencing to all three participating sites. Although encouraged, it is not necessary for participants to attend all three sessions. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the series.  Participants are asked to register at http://kchcmotinterviewing.rsvpify.com/ to receive their training manual.

The details of the events are:

KCHC: Motivational Interviewing, Parts 1 - 3

Dates: September 5, 2017; October 3, 2017; November 7, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Locations:

  • North Central District Health Department

1020 Henry Clay St

Shelbyville, KY 40065

  • Multipurpose Community Action Senior Center

214 Frank E Simon Ave

Shepherdsville, KY 4016

  • Barren River Area Development District Office

177 Graham Avenue

Bowling Green, KY 42101