Entries by Randa Deaton

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 […]

HealthDoers Network: The “Facebook” of Health Improvement

If you work to improve community health and healthcare, then you are officially a “HealthDoer” and would benefit from the HealthDoers Network. We think of it as the Facebook platform of health improvement. The network provides trusted peer-to-peer forums and programming to support those working to improve community health and healthcare. Randy Chenard, Executive Director, […]

Where’s the Actionable Data on Cost and Affordability?

It isn’t often that healthcare costs can be made into a riveting story or an engaging topic, but that is exactly what Mylia Christensen, Executive Director of Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp), did at the KHC’s June Forum. She explained that Oregon was experiencing improvements in quality and patient experience, yet there was […]