Monthly Newsletter
August 2018
SBIRT Toolkit Now Available to Healthcare Providers
In recent years, the misuse, addiction, and overdose of opioids has grown to epidemic levels at the national, state, and local levels. Kentucky is no exception, with its opioid epidemic ranking among the worst in the nation.

The KHC has created a free guide to Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for providers to implement in primary care settings.

New Mental Health Research
Join us to hear StAMINA founder Allison Tu reveal the findings of her new, rigorous qualitative research that evaluated unique youth perspectives on mental health, as well as those of adult allies. Allison will then join StAMINA’s core team of students and lead researcher Dr. Stephen O’Connor for an open discussion of the findings... more
The KHC will offer QPR training immediately following the Community Health Forum on September 11. Space is limited. If you would like to join in on this life-saving training, click on the link below to register... more
KHC Blog Posts
A coalition focused on suicide prevention is organizing a broad-based community effort centered around National Suicide Prevention Week. LHAB's Behavioral Health committee seeks to help Louisville set a world record by training the most individuals in one week in the QPR technique ... more
Employers and healthcare purchasers are important stakeholders for driving improved healthcare quality, value, and health. The KHC Employer and Healthcare Purchaser Network is working to provide new opportunities and activities to better engage local employers and healthcare purchasers in these conversations... more
KHC Events
Sept 19 | 8 AM EST

Understanding Employer Challenges, Goals, and Needs for Opioid Use Disorder

Employers Only
Oct 10 | 12 PM EST

Webinar: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) – Addressing Unhealthy Substance Use in Primary Care Settings
Save the Date for the StAMINA Youth Mental Health Ideathon!
Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action is excited to announce an upcoming event based on the findings of their unique, youth-focused research study into Kentucky’s student mental health challenges.. . more
KHC Member Spotlight
Kayla Rose, MA, RRT, PMP
Director of Practice Improvement Programs
Kentucky Primary Care Association
Kayla leads a Quality Improvement Program to support practice transformation that controls costs, improves health outcomes and enhances revenue. She promotes the expansion of comprehensive integrated and high quality primary care serves through policy advocacy, collaborative partnerships, and systems change.

Partner Events
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Kentucky's Substance Use Epidemic: A Solutions Update
September 24, 2018
Industry News
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National Affiliations
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

1930 Bishop Lane, Suite 1023
Louisville, KY 40218
Phone: 502-238-3603