KHC Fourth Annual Conference

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The conference agenda is now available.

Connecting Mental and Physical Health: Successful Models of Integrated Care

Mental health, including substance abuse, has increasingly become the priority of employers, providers, payers, and legislators. The impact of poor mental health on the economy, communities, and the lives of millions of Americans and their families can no longer be ignored. Mental health issues continue to be under-identified and under-treated which ultimately leads to poorer quality of life and increased healthcare costs.

Communities are looking to key healthcare stakeholders to help find solutions. Yet, many organizations do not feel armed with the knowledge to successfully address the mental health of their employees, patients, members, and citizens. Attend the KHC 2018 annual conference to learn the latest evidenced-based approaches, best practices, and successful models of addressing mental health issues and substance use disorders.

  • DATE:  March 14, 2018
  • LOCATION:  The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville KY 40207
  • TIME: 7:15 a.m. breakfast, 8:00 – 3:30 p.m. conference
  • TARGET AUDIENCE:  All healthcare stakeholders including providers, plans, employers, labor unions, government, non-profits, pharmaceuticals, and anyone interested in healthcare
  • FLYER: 2018 KHC Annual Conference Flyer

Topics for the day:

Transforming Mental Health Stigma – Mike Veny, Mental Health Advocate

Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action – Allison Tu, Junior, duPont Manual

Collaborative Care Model – Kristin Kroeger, American Psychiatric Association and Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, University of Washington

Mental Health Integration – Brenda Reiss-Brennan, PhD, APRN, Intermountain Healthcare

Successful Models of Harm Reduction & Addiction Treatment – Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFASAM, American Society of Addiction Medicine; Scott Hesseltine, MBA, LCADC, Centerstone Kentucky; Matt La Rocco, BS, CADC, Louisville Metro Dept. Public Health & Wellness

Hepatitis C Management – Barbra Cave, APRN, University of Louisville Physicians


KHC Members – $250

Non-Members – $299

Students – $45

A $12 service charge will be added to each registration. All registrations and payments must be completed online.

Conference Reception

You are invited to attend the conference reception. It will be a great time to meet the speakers and network with conference attendees. Sponsors and exhibitors will be there as well. During registration, you will be asked to RSVP for the reception. We hope to see you there.

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • The Olmsted

Conference Lunch Menu


The Sponsorship Packet outlines the levels of support and opportunities available to you. Let us know if you would like one of our packages customized to your specific needs. The KHC conference provides a great opportunity to spotlight your company in front of more than 200 key healthcare professionals in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Our conference reception will be held at The Olmsted the night before the conference. This will give you the opportunity to exhibit or show your sponsorship support at the reception, at no extra charge.

Confirmed Speakers

Achieving Population Health through Mental Health Integration & Team-Based Care

Brenda Reiss-Brennan, PhD, APRN

Mental Health Integration Director, Intermountain Healthcare

Transforming Stigma

Mike Veny

CEO, Mike Veny, Inc.

Collaborative Care Model

Kristin Kroeger

Chief of Policy, Programs, and Partnerships, American Psychiatric Association, West Virginia University

Anna Ratzliff, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Moving Past the Stigma of Addiction: Implementing National Principles of Care

Samantha Arsenault, MA

Manager of National Treatment Quality Initiatives, Shatterproof

Current Trends in the Dynamic HCV Landscape

Barbra Cave, APRN

Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Louisville Physicians

Addiction Issues and Strategies in the Workplace

Gaye Fortner, MSN

CEO, Healthcare 21 Business Coalition

Insights to Action: Using Health Plan Data to Prioritize Improvements in Caring for Substance Use Disorder

Diana Han, MD

Global Medical Director, GE Appliances

KHC Co-Chair

Emilie DeBaie

Solutions Engineer, Artemis Health

Students as Solution Partners: A Bottom-up Approach to Addressing Kentucky’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

Allison Tu

Junior, duPont Manual High School, Founder, Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action (StAMINA)

Highlighting KHC and its Partners’ Opioid Efforts

Stephanie Clouser, MS

Data Scientist, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

Katie Marks, PhD

Project Director, KORE, Dept. for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities, Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Diana Han, MD

Global Medical Director, GE Appliances

KHC Co-Chair

Confirmed Panelists

Successful Models of Harm Reduction and Addiction Treatment

Moderator – Stephen Houghland, MD

Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Passport Health Plan

Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFASAM

President, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Scott Hesseltine, MBA, LCADC

Vice President, Addiction Services, Centerstone Kentucky

Matt LaRocco, BS, CADC

Community Liaison, Louisville Metro Syringe Exchange Program, Louisville Metro Dept. for Public Health and Wellness

There is no health without mental health.

World Health Organization

Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.

Mark Twain

Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step.

Mariska Hargitay

It’s okay to have a bad day.

Healthy Place

Your struggle is part of your story.

Special THANKS to our sponsors and exhibitors!

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor


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