Entries by Stephanie Clouser

What is Functional Medicine?

(Note: This blog post was written by Carl Paige, MD, independent health care practitioner at Medical Transformation Center. Dr. Paige will speak on a panel at the KHC June Community Forum, “Obesity Fatigue.” This post first appeared on the Medical Transformation Center website.)  Throughout the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, medical care in […]

Spotlight: Get to Know KHC’s Newest Employee

Recently, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative welcomed a new full-time project coordinator, Natalie Middaugh. Natalie joined the KHC part-time in early 2018 to support the KHC’s Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) grant. After KHC was given funding for year two of the KORE grant, Natalie was hired full-time to support that work and other KHC projects. KHC members […]

KY Core Measures Set Now Available for Comment

Last year, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative partnered with Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services to form the Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee (PMAC), a public-private partnership with the goal of creating a core measures set for Kentucky stakeholders to align to. The goals of the core healthcare measurement set are to establish broadly agreed upon priority quality measures […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Brenda Miles

Brenda Miles Papa John’s International, Inc. Job Title: Director, Benefits KHC Committee Participation: Executive Committee At Papa John’s, Brenda is responsible for the design and delivery of Health & Welfare benefits for team members in Papa John’s corporate owned restaurants throughout the U.S., the Papa John’s corporate campus, and PJ Food Service (food production & distribution). Share your […]

Measure of the Month: Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but 60% of these deaths could be avoided if everyone 50 years or older had regular screening tests. In Kentucky, less than half of individuals over the age of 50 are getting screened with only slightly better scores in Kentuckiana with 56% getting the […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Emily Beauregard

Emily Beauregard Kentucky Voices for Health Job Title: Executive Director KHC Committee Participation: Executive Committee As the director of Kentucky Voices for Health, Emily leads a coalition of health advocates from across the Commonwealth who work together to ensure that all Kentuckians have a voice in the decisions that impact their health. What are you most […]

National Quality Forum Releases Opioid Stewardship Playbook

For the past several months, the KHC has put an increased focus on the behavioral health issues that face our region, including substance use disorder. One of the activities KHC has been involved in is the creation of an opioid stewardship playbook, through National Quality Partners (NQP) Opioid Stewardship Action Team, a program by the National Quality Forum.