(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 […]
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(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
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, […]
(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, […]
Guest Blog written by Allison Tu, Junior, duPont Manual High School I’m Allison Tu, a junior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, and I recently founded an action group called the Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action, or StAMINA for short. StAMINA is student-driven group on a mission to change the state of […]
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 […]
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.
[Note: This column was written by Ellen Gagnon, who participated on a panel focusing on measurement at our Annual Conference. Ellen is the Executive Director, Healthcare Affordability for Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)] Recently I had the privilege of participating on a panel, Finding Meaningful Measurement in the Mayhem, at the third annual Kentuckiana […]