Entries by Randa Deaton

PRESS RELEASE: Randa Deaton Elected to National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalition Board

Press Release from National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions       National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Elects New Board Officers WASHINGTON – July 26, 2018 – The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, a non-profit network of business coalitions across the country, announced its slate of new officers for the Board of Governors. […]

PRESS RELEASE: Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set Announced

Louisville, Kentucky, July 26, 2018: Kentucky now has an agreed upon set of healthcare measurement priorities. The Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set (KCHMS) was developed through a public-private partnership between the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (KDMS), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), and the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC). The Commonwealth becomes […]

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 […]

National Alliance Spring Coalition Meeting Focuses on Healthcare Price, Waste, and Quality

Teresa Couts, Stephanie Clouser, Natalie Middaugh, and I traveled to Chicago last week for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions spring meeting and the National Health Leadership Council meeting. The spring coalition meeting is an opportunity for coalitions to learn from one another and to discuss strategic direction of the National Alliance. National Alliance […]

KHC Annual Conference Meets Organization Goals, Starts Conversation Around Mental Health

Despite the second nor’easter in two years to interfere with our annual conference speakers’ flights, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative was able to pull off 16 live speakers for this year’s conference, and they did not disappoint. Day started with big picture ideas, moved into more narrowed focus presentations Keynote speaker and advocate Mike Veny kicked […]

A Year in Numbers for the KHC

In a previous blog, I reviewed the 2017 highlights of the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC). The quick view of these highlights can also be seen in our “A Year in Numbers,” a one-page view of KHC activities in 2017. We divided our work into three categories: 1) Healthcare Measurement, 2) Stakeholder Convening, and 3) Operations.The biggest […]

New Board, New Data Vendor Drives More Project Work for the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative in 2017

The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative’s new Executive Committee (EC) structure began in January of 2017. This new board, double in size compared to the previous KHC leadership team, represents a broader perspective of key community stakeholders, and they quickly reached consensus on what they felt the KHC’s 2017 priority should be: to define, standardize, and align […]

Mental Health Integration: the Focus of 2018 Annual KHC Conference

In planning our 2018 annual conference, the KHC Executive Committee quickly identified mental and physical health integration as the focus, a clear indication that mental health has become the priority for many our key healthcare stakeholders. We know that our community is facing alarming rates of mental health issues, including substance use disorders. Kentucky has […]