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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 […]

Regarding Youth Mental Health: Parents Appreciate Sharing of Ideas, Emphasize Communication with Schools

(Note: This guest post was written Stephen O’Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor, Associate Director, University of Louisville Depression Center, Director of Faculty Research Development, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine) The Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action (StAMINA) team recently wrapped up a series of focus groups and […]

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 […]