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MAY 2017

In this edition:
  • Guest blog from Humana's Misty Roberts
  • June Forum information featuring speaker's white paper, “Aligning Health Measurement in Oregon”
  • Registration information for September Employer Forum about Workplace Health Centers
  • Member Spotlight: Vicki Welch, Louisville Metro Council
  • KHC Blog Posts and Industry News

Healthcare Measurement Alignment,
a Growing Priority for States and Industry


Mylia Christensen, Executive Director, QCorp
Read Oregon's white paper, "Aligning Health Measurement in Oregon," and be sure to see Mylia speak in Louisville at our June Community Health Forum, "Healthcare Measurement in Action, in Alignment." Register here.

In preparation for the June Forum, read Misty Roberts' blog on local efforts to consolidate measurement; Misty is a member of the KHC Measurement Strategy Team.


Misty Roberts, Partnership Leader, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Humana
Read Misty's guest blog here, "Clinical Quality Measure Prioritization: A Lesson from the Automotive Industry." Learn about Humana's consolidation from 1,168 quality indicators to 208.



Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Saves Lives

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening isn’t always a relished birthday activity, but it should be if you are turning 50 and even sooner if you are at increased risk for colorectal cancer...more


Reporting Round-up: Update of KHC Measurement
Spring always marks a flurry of activity for KHC Measurement, and this spring has been no exception...more


Here are some of the top news stories that the KHC has been following: 



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June 6, 2017 
Healthcare Measurement in Action, in Alignment

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Sept. 12, 2017
The Rise of Worksite Health Centers to Address the Unmet Needs of Employees
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March 18, 2018
KHC Annual Conference


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Vicki Welch
Louisville Metro Council

Vicki Welch is a Metro Councilwoman for Louisville's District 13, where she serves her constituents and works with legislation involving Louisville Metro ordinances. Councilwoman Welch has been a member of the KHC for more than four years.

What are you currently working on that you are most excited about? How do you think it will drive improvements to health and healthcare in the community?

"After months of discussions to incorporate electronic smoking devices and hookah into our current smoking ban, I proudly report that after 3 months of deliberation, the Metro Council voted 15 to 6 in favor. It is my hope that this legislation will bring awareness of hazardous toxins in electronic smoking devices and hookah."

What do you see as the biggest threat to our community’s health? How do you feel it needs to be addressed?

"I believe heroin usage is the most pressing threat to our community. We need more recovery beds and studies of pharmaceuticals that curb addiction to allow addicts to be rehabilitated. This threat is causing overflow of jails, increased usage of LMPD resources, and increased usage of hospitals and emergency services."
Why do you and your organization belong to the KHC? What do you find most valuable as a member?

"As a registered nurse (for) 34 years previous to my election to Metro Council, I am interested in how our local organizations are partnering for the greater good of the health of our community. KHC is a great resource for this collaboration to bring awareness and possible solutions to health issues."

What is your dream vacation spot?

"My dream vacation/retirement location is my little condo in St. Petersburg, Florida where we have 20 Louisville owners and everyday is paradise!"

To view this member spotlight online, click here.

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