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The Complete Guide to Workplace Mental Health

(Note: This column was written by Mike Veny, CEO for Mike Veny, Inc. and one of America’s leading mental health speakers. Veny will speak at the KHC Annual Conference on March 13-14 in Louisville. This column was originally published on Veny’s “Transforming Stigma” website.) Jobs and careers are supposed to be a good thing, right? Your […]

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 […]

Achieving Population Health through Mental Health Integration & Team-Based Care

KHC 4th Annual Conference Preview and Guest Blog: Scott Hammer, Project Manager – Strategy & Operations, Mental Health Integration (MHI), Intermountain Healthcare One in five adults in the U.S, and nearly 43 million people, experience mental illness during a given year. The cost associated to lost productivity in America for mental illness is $193 billion annually, […]

It’s Not Too Late to Promote World Diabetes Day Efforts to Protect our Future

(Note: This guest blog post was written by Andrea Doughty, Louisville Metro Department of Health & Wellness and Co-chair of the Louisville Health Advisory Board Diabetes Committee) This November we ‘celebrated’ World Diabetes Day (WDD). Led by the International Diabetes Federation, WDD unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes advocacy, […]

The Potential and Value of Worksite Clinics

Guest Blog written by Larry S. Boress, Executive Director, National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) Employers continue to face health care benefit costs that outstrip the inflation rate, while quality, access and satisfaction with the health system is declining. Many employers have decided to optimize their benefit dollars by offering an onsite or near-site clinic to […]

Clinical Quality Measure Prioritization: A Lesson from the Automotive Industry

The driver of a vehicle does not have the time or resources to monitor hundreds of warning lights, just as physicians do not have the time or resources to report, analyze, and take action on hundreds of clinical quality measures. The warning lights on a vehicle are neither duplicative nor inconsistent and yet the clinical quality measures currently in use are often both.