KENTUCKY REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER

Behavioral Health Community of Practice
Education and Resources

Behavioral Health Community of Practice

The Behavioral Health Community of Practice, organized by UK HealthCare & Kentucky REC, connects adult and pediatric primary care providers, specialists and organizations through recorded learning sessions and other resources where behavioral health experts present best practices, tools and resources to optimize mental health care.

Mental Health

Thriving Together: Tackling Wellness Challenges as One

Encourage your clients to kickstart the New Year with a renewed focus on their well-being! As health providers, we understand the importance of supporting our clients in making positive changes. Let’s empower them to prioritize health and happiness in 2024 by addressing key areas such as sleep hygiene, smoking cessation, stress management, and anxiety reduction. Our latest tip sheets offer valuable insights and practical strategies to support their journey towards better health. Together, let’s make 2024 a year of transformation and well-being for our clients and their communities!

Mental Health

Suicide Prevention

Here are links and mini-videos to give you the resources you need in small bites.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

As compassionate healthcare providers, you understand the profound health risks associated with smoking. The challenges your clients face on their journey to quit are as diverse as the individuals themselves. Below are resources to use in your practice as you support your clients.

Tobacco Treatment Reimbursement Guide (pdf)
A comprehensive guide tailored for Kentucky Mental and Behavioral Healthcare Providers

Tailored Tobacco Treatment Options (pdf)
A practice tool designed to assist clinicians in deciding on the most suitable tobacco treatment options for their clients

5 A’s: Brief Interventions for Tobacco Treatment (pdf)
Delve into effective brief interventions aligning with the 5 A’s approach for seamless tobacco treatment

Tobacco Cessation Tip Sheet (pdf)
A quick reference guide providing practical tips and insights to enhance your tobacco cessation support

Additional Resources

Pediatric Behavioral Health

Youth Suicide Prevention in a Primary Care Setting
Webinar Recording  |  Webinar Slides (pdf)

Trauma-Informed Medical Care
Webinar Recording  |  Webinar Slides (pdf)

Evaluation and Management of Anxiety and Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Webinar Slides (pdf)

Mental Health First Aid

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Register for training through Mental Health America of Kentucky.

Find Out More:

Recorded May 2023

Addressing Patient Barriers with Community Resources

Session 8

  • Community Mental Health Resources
  • Addressing Health Equity and Social Drivers of Health
  • Resource: Webinar Slides

Recorded April 2023

Primary Care & Mental Health - Cross Specialty Collaboration

Session 7

  • Finding Referral Partners
  • Managing Care Together
  • Linkage Between Chronic Disease and Depression
  • Resource: Webinar Slides

Recorded March 2023

Responding to Mental Health Crises in Primary Care

Session 6

Excerpt: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – Transforming Crisis Response in Kentucky

Recorded February 2023

Brief Mental Health Interventions to Incorporate into Primary Care

Session 5

Recorded January 2023

Pharmacological Interventions to Integrate into Primary Care

Session 4

  • Evidence Based Guidelines
  • Addressing Behavioral Health Needs in Primary Care
  • Panel Discussion
  • Resource: Webinar Slides

Recorded December 2022

Expanding Access: Use of Alternative Visit Types

Session 3

Recorded November 2022

Mental Health Screening Tools

Session 2

  • Current best practices
  • Panel Discussion – Addressing positive screenings in your practice
  • Resource: Webinar Slides

Recorded October 2022

Current State of Mental Health & Rollout of Community of Practice (COP)

Session 1

  • Introduction to Mental Health First Aid & Community Support Systems
  • Panel Discussion: Using Mental Health First Aid in practice
  • Resource: Webinar Slides