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SBIRT: Why Should I Care?

(Note: this guest post was written by Mallori De-Salle, Outreach Coordinator and Lead SBIRT Trainer, Indiana Prevention Resource Center) I hate thinking about what I’m not doing ‘right’ when it comes to my health. I eat pizza. I’m not overweight, so it must not be a problem. I add salt to my food (without tasting it). I don’t […]

Keep Your Eyes Wide Open – Technological Advancements Are Rapidly Changing Our Future

(Note: This guest post was written by Brenda Miles, retired Director of Benefits for Papa John’s International. Brenda is a business development consultant for the KHC Employer and Healthcare Purchaser Network.)  The recent KY SHRM conference in Louisville was well worth the time invested. As a long-time HR and employee benefits professional, the difficult part […]

Louisville’s Multi-year Focus on Suicide Prevention Ramps up to Set a World Record, Save Lives

(Note: This guest post was written by London Saunders Roth, Local Integration Leader, Louisville Bold Goal, Humana. London is a member of the Louisville Health Advisory Board Behavioral Health committee.)  A community-wide coalition focused on suicide prevention is organizing a broad-based community effort centered around National Suicide Prevention Week: September 9-15, 2018. The Louisville Health […]

PMAC Participants Use Objective and Methodical Process to Select Core Measures

(Note: This guest post was written by Michael D. Hagen, MD, FAAFP, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and retired Senior Vice President, American Board of Family Medicine. ) I had the privilege to serve on and participate in both the Preventive Measures subcommittee and the Performance Measures Alignment […]

Kentucky Schools Invited to Participate in Research Project on Mental Health Stigma

(Note: This guest column was written by Dr. Stephen O’Connor, a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville and associate director of the University of Louisville Depression Center) The KHC has embarked on a unique research project with students from duPont Manual High School, Somerset High School, and […]

Moving Past the Stigma of Addiction: Implementing National Principles of Care

(Note: this column was written by Samantha Arsenault, Director of National Treatment Quality Initiatives at Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families. Samantha will speak at the 2018 KHC Annual Conference.) In the past year, 20.1 million Americans had a substance use disorder (SUD), of which more than 2 million […]

The Joint Commission Sets Standard of Care for Providers of Substance Use Disorder Treatment

(Note: This column was written by Julia Finken, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Care and Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation for The Joint Commission) I’m sitting in my office and yet another article arrives in my email regarding a substance use provider delivering substandard services. On any given day, in any selected media, there are dozens of stories about […]