High Value Behavioral Healthcare

KHC 5th Annual Conference

Today’s healthcare system doesn’t adequately serve our community’s behavioral health needs. Mental health and substance use disorders are not treated by plans and providers the same way as physical health conditions. Research has demonstrated consistently lower payments to behavioral health providers and higher out-of-network use for patients with mental health and substance use disorders, despite parity being law.

With increasing suicide rates, opioid overdose deaths, and mental health issues, it is imperative for employers, payers, and providers to ensure the individuals have access to high quality mental health services and treatment. At this full-day event, learn what it will take to create a high value behavioral healthcare system in our community.

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.

Program: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


The Olmsted

3701 Frankfort Ave

Louisville, KY 40207

Target Audience

All healthcare stakeholders including providers, plans, employers, labor unions, government, non-profits, pharmaceuticals, and anyone interested in healthcare

Expected Attendance



All conference attendees are invited to attend the conference reception. It will be an excellent opportunity 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.

Monday, March 4, 2019

5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Olmsted

SPECIAL PROGRAM ITEM: After a demonstration by the Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action (StAMINA) on how to best use StAMINA’s Ocean Conversation Cards to facilitate positive mental health dialogue, attendees at the KHC’s reception will have a chance to use the cards to learn about the mental health perspectives of StAMINA’s Youth Summit attendees. More information about StAMINA’s research and work will be posted around the room during the reception.



Business Solutions Director, Anthem, Inc.

Administrator, Center for Health Equity

Founder, Addiction Crisis Solutions

Licensed Psychologist, Bounce

Retired Lead School Psychologist, Jefferson County Public Schools

Data Scientist, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

Corporate Director, UAW/Ford Community Health Initiative

Co-Director, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

Director of Health Innovation and Sustainability, University of Louisville Trager Institute

President and CEO, Mental Health America

Jenny Goins

Commissioner, Dept. of Employee Insurance, KY Personnel Cabinet

Global Medical Director, GE Appliances

KHC Co-Chair

VP and Chief Medical Officer, Passport Health Plan

Executive Director, Center on Policy Innovation for Family Mental Health
Yale School of Medicine

Chief Engagement Officer

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Founder, Wellward Regenerative Medicine

Natalie Middaugh

Project Coordinator, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Uof L School of Medicine

Bryson Pope, MA

Data Scientist, Artemis Health

Vice President, Payer and Employer Relations

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Founder, Third Horizon Strategies

President and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Senior, Manual High School

Founder, Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action (StAMINA)


KHC Member | $250

Non-Member | $299

Student | $45

A $10 service charge will be added to each registration. All registrations must be completed online.

Groups can also purchase a table for eight individuals for $1,600, a savings of 33%. Table purchases include a table sign with your company logo. To register a table, register as a table sponsor here. 


The Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus 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.

Innovation Showcase – your company can apply to present a 10-minute presentation with a customer on how you have been able to impact conference topic. See the attached form above for more information.

Please note:

Our pre-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.


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Table Sponsors


2018 Annual Conference photos