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In This Edition:

  • KHC Announcement
  • KHC Blog Posts, Industry News​, In the Community
  • KHC Member Spotlight - Robert Steiner, MD

Call for Applications - KY Performance Measures
Alignment Committee

We are now taking applications to participate on the PMAC committee. Kentucky PMAC will oversee the measurement alignment work and determine the final core measurement set...more



What is Your Organization Doing to Address the Opioid Crisis?
It’s no secret that this is a priority in our state and in Southern Indiana, so we are excited to team up with some of the best minds in the country to produce a playbook that addresses the crisis from many angles...more

Harold Miller, MD

The Rising Cost of Healthcare: Message from the National Affordability Summit

Healthcare leaders and policy experts gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the rising cost of healthcare and its growing threat for patients, employers, government, and the U.S. economy...more


Measure of the Month: Breast Cancer Screening

It's that time of year again, when we see more pink than usual - everywhere from consumer products like cereal boxes to athlete's gloves and shoes on the football field. October is breast cancer awareness month...more


High School Students Found Action Group to Improve KY Youth Mental Health

I’m Allison Tu, a junior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, and I recently founded an action group called the Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action, or StAMINA for short. StAMINA is student-driven group on a mission to change the state of student mental health in Kentucky...more



Robert William Prasaad Steiner, MD,  MPH, PhD, FAAFP, DABPM

Professor, Health Management and Systems Sciences, UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences

KHC Member:
10 years

Teach MPH and PhD students
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?
Health is more than being free from disease. There are social and cultural aspects of health that include dimensions of well-being. Health is a resource to enable people to participate in normal social roles within a context of relationships with family, friends, neighbors and society. Good health may enable a better quality of life.

Improving health is one of the three main priorities of the Triple Aim. What are the best strategies for improving health in our community?
Improving health means that a society must attend to factors other than diseases and negativity. The biomedical model is about bodies and parts, practitioners of the bio-psycho-social model care for patients in the context of Family, and Population Health proposes a socio-ecologic model to foster networks of relationships as resources to remodel the very fabric of society.

​​Why do you and your organization belong to the KHC? What do you find most valuable as a member?
KHC represents a fractal of the stakeholders of our local health care systems. Discussions among members provide opportunities for mutual understanding and means to benefit communities. Including new metrics, such as quality of life assessments and life satisfaction ratings - at homes, work sites, schools, and recreational sites, will provide new perspectives to favor positive health.

How do you see the KHC evolving in the future?

Less attention to the payment models for medical care, and more attention to the basic social needs of people, like food, housing, education, qualities of relationships, etc.

​​​What are you passionate about?
I love to learn. There is a humbling quality to learning. All dimensions within the microcosm and macrocosm, including form, formless, and inconceivable, are within our precious human experience. I experience these qualities as Beauty and Awe.

What is your favorite quote?

“The dream of reason did not take power into account.”

Opening line to Paul Starr’s classic text, The Social Transformation of American Medicine, 1988 Basic Books, NY

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Dec 5, 2017

Health Benefit Literacy- December Forum
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March 14, 2018
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KHC Annual Conference
Connecting Mental and Physical Health: Successful Models of Integrated Care


The KHC brings together healthcare purchasers, providers, payers, and consumers to solve complex healthcare issues facing our community. 

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U.S. Health Care Reform Can't Wait for Quality Measures to be Perfect

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative Announce Strategic Partnership

The Next Chapter in Transparency: Maryland's Wear the Cost

The Problem is the Prices

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable

Digital War on Drugs: App Shows Opioid Overdoses Instantaneously


Data! Fostering Health Innovation in Kentucky
and Ohio,
Monday, October 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m...

CEO Roundtable: Prevent Diabetes
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m...more

Kentucky Statewide Diabetes Symposium
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m...

2017 Annual Depression Conference: Searching for Solutions: Advances in the Treatment of Mood and Personality Disorders - November 10, 2017...more

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions 2017 Annual Conference,
November 13-15, 2017...more 

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