From:                                         Michele Ganote KHC Information <>

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In This Edition:

  • KHC Annual Conference Registration
  • KHC Blog Posts, Industry News​
  • KHC Member Spotlight - Sandy Bennett, Sanofi


Connecting Mental and Physical Health:
Successful Models of Integrated Care


Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Olmsted, Louisville, KY



A Week of Gathering Opioid Best Practices at U.S. Capital, Hoosier State

The KHC has recently embarked on efforts to contribute to the battle against the opioid epidemic on multiple fronts...more

Randa Deaton (2)

KHC Attends National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers' Annual Conference, Employers Take the Wheel

KHC Co-Executive Director Teresa Couts and I recently attended the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (NAHPC) annual conference in Arlington, Virginia. The NAHPC represents more than 50 coalitions, including the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative...more


Members for KHC/KDMS Measurement Alignment Committee Announced

Members have been selected for the Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee (PMAC), a public-private committee formed to create a common primary care measures set in the Commonwealth of Kentucky...more


Measure of the Month: Diabetes

November 14 was World Diabetes Day, so November’s “Measure of the Month” selection is our series of diabetes management measures. One out of 10 Kentuckiana residents has Type 2 Diabetes, so it’s an important series of measures in our reporting...more


2017 Health Equity Report: Uncovering the Root Causes of our Health

To Combat the Opioid Epidemic, We Must Be Honest About All Its Causes

Opioid overdoses continue downward trend in Louisville since February peak

CMS Finalizes Policies that Reduce Provider Burden, Lower Drug Prices

World Diabetes Day: Local health coalition, including the KHC, promotes online screening tool and services

The Road To Affordability: How Collaborating At The Community Level Can Reduce Costs, Improve Care, And Spread Best Practices

#SubHealth Reviews Alternative Payment Models Under MACRA Implementation

​2018 Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule Rules Finalized - 10 Takeaways

Verma Outlines Vision for Medicaid, Announces Historic Steps Taken to Improve the Program


Sandy Bennett

Sandy Bennett

Account Executive

KHC Member:
Personally 6 years; Sanofi has been a member for 12 years

KHC Committee Participation:
Measurement Workgroup

Sandy's role with Sanofi as account executive is a regional position. Therefore, she has responsibility for the state of Kentucky and covers major payers and integrated health systems. Her role encompasses product contracting and population health within the therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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?
I am currently working on two very exciting local projects representing Sanofi. First, Sanofi is the only pharmaceutical company to affiliate with the University of Louisville's Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT). This is a unique research partnership approved by the National Science Foundation between academic institutions and private industry and has national impact. The CHOT research project will focus on access to care, analytics and technology innovation, care coordination, and population health. The three-year plan is to focus on a Type 2 Diabetes Registry for Louisville in year one, Kentucky in year two, and the entire Southeastern U.S. in year three.

Sanofi is also excited to be one of the first pharmaceutical companies to work collaboratively with Humana on their Bold Goal initiative to improve our community's health by 20 percent by 2020. I actively participate on the Diabetes Committee, which recently hosted a very successful local event for employer CEOs to emphasize diabetes prevention via health care benefits utilizing the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program.

What do you see as the biggest threat to our community's health? How do you feel it needs to be addressed?
In 2016, over 27 percent of Jefferson County's Type 2 Diabetes population had an A1c greater than 9.0 percent. While this is slightly lower than Kentucky and the nation, it is still unacceptable. There are serious and costly health issues associated with a diagnosis of diabetes such as stroke, heart attack, and amputation, particularly when patients are not controlled. Diabetes is a serious health concern for our Louisville community. There is great hope through the work of the UofL CHOT to identify as many of the T2D patients as possible and provide interventions to assist in controlling their disease.

​​Why do you think a multi-stakeholder coalition like the KHC is needed in the community?
I have worked in the healthcare industry for over 38 years and specifically in the Louisville community for 34 years. I have seen many changes and one of the most encouraging changes is the willingness for organizations to recognize "it takes a village." By that I mean organizations working collaboratively to make an impact in our community's health status. KHC is helping to lead the way by bringing together so many different stakeholders that influence health in our community. Likewise, the Humana Bold Goal initiative is bringing organizations together for common cause. Competition is great, but when it comes to our community's health, we all need to work in harmony. Thank you KHC for your efforts!

What is your guilty pleasure?

College football

​​​What is your dream vacation spot?
Hwy 30A beachfront in the Panhandle of Florida!!! :)

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Connecting Mental and Physical Health: Successful Models of Integrated Care
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