KHC Fourth Annual Conference


to register at the Early Bird rate!

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. Join the KHC’s 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: Full Day
  • TARGET AUDIENCE:  All healthcare stakeholders including providers, plans, employers, labor unions, government, non-profits, pharmaceuticals, and anyone interested in healthcare
  • FLYERKHC Annual Conference 2018

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 – $200

Non-Members – $275

Students – $45

A $12 service charge will be added to each registration. All registrations and payments must be completed online. After January 26, 2018, fees will be:

  • KHC Members – $250
  • Non-Members – $299

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


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

Integrated Care Model from Intermountain Healthcare

Brenda Reiss-Brennan, PhD, APRN

Mental Health Integration Director, Intermountain Healthcare

Moving Past the Stigma of Mental Illness

Mike Veny

Founder, Transforming Stigma

Collaborative Care Model for Integrating Mental Health

Kristin Kroeger

Chief of Allied and External Partnerships, American Psychiatric Association, West Virginia University

Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD

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

Hepatitis C and its Mental Health Co-Morbidities

Barbra Cave, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC 

Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Louisville Physicians

Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action (StAMINA)

Allison Tu

Junior, Manual High School

KHC Mental Health Project

Diana Han, MD

Global Medical Director, GE Appliances

KHC Co-Chair

Confirmed Panelists

Successful Models of Addiction Treatment

Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFASAM

President, American Society of Addiction Medicine

Scott Hesseltine, MBA, LCADC

Vice President of Addiction Services, Centerstone Kentucky

Matt La Rocco, BS, CADC

Harm Reduction and Community Outreach Specialist

Louisville Metro Department for Public Health & 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.