IT TAKES A COMMUNITY: A CALL TO ACTION FOR KENTUCKY PROVIDERS
The pandemic has worsened the behavioral health challenges Kentuckians face, and more solutions are needed to address this mounting problem. It’s more important now than ever to share knowledge and best practices among providers along the behavioral health care continuum.
Join us as we bring together providers from across the Commonwealth to be part of a Behavioral Health Community of Practice, organized by UK HealthCare and Kentucky REC, where mental health experts will share ideas and best practices to optimize care for Kentuckians.
The Community of Practice format is monthly one-hour webinars October 2022 through May 2023 from noon – 1 pm.
The webinars will connect primary care providers, specialists and organizations through learning sessions where behavioral health experts will present best practices, interactive trainings, group discussions, tools, and resources to optimize care.
• Adult primary care, internal medicine, and pediatric primary care providers and staff
• Community mental health center providers and staff
• Community-based organizations
• State agencies
• Other behavioral health partners
Community of Practice participation is free and Mental Health First Aid Training classes will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Visit HERE for more information and to register for the first three webinars.
To learn more, visit THIS UK HealthCare web page.
QUESTIONS? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us: 859-323-3090.
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The Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program at the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) recently received a multi-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve hypertension clinical outcomes. One of the strategies Kentucky has chosen focuses on the implementation of a robust clinical quality improvement Hypertension Learning Collaborative (HLC).
This Collaborative will be a 12-month process by which health care organizations come together to learn from one another, and from experts in the field, and then undertake small tests of change to reach self-identified objectives within their own organizations. The focus for the HLC will be to assist health care organizations make “breakthrough” increases in the adoption and use of clinical systems and care practices to improve health outcomes in adults with uncontrolled hypertension. Targeted clinical outcomes will include improvement in blood pressure control and use of statin therapy. Clinical system changes will include: clinical decision support within the EHR for Cardiovascular Assessment; Risk Reduction; and Education Collaborative Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (CARE SMBP) referral; the establishment of bi-directional referral processes with CARE SMBP providers; and other evidence-based care practices.
HYPERTENSION LEARNING COLLABORATIVE HIGHLIGHTS
JULY 2022 — JULY 2023
- Receive monthly technical assistance, monthly webinars and quarterly Learning Sessions, with regular reporting
- Educate patients on options for blood pressure screening, refer interested patients to Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Local Health Department
- Conduct small tests of change using quality improvement methodologies
- Financial Support: $1500 quarterly
HERE is a flyer with all the grant opportunities listed.
Contact us at Kentucky REC or 859-323-3090 to learn more.
SAVE THE DATE! DECEMBER 8, 2022 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference – With KHIE
During our day together, we’ll discuss quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital and ambulatory administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. We’ll have both in person and virtual options.
Details, Agenda, and Registration Coming Soon!
Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.
The number of healthcare data breaches reported in 2021 was record-breaking. Cyber-criminals continue to up their game at accessing and exfiltrating electronically protected health information. The HIPAA Security Rule sets forth safeguards that all covered entities must implement. Adopting these safeguards is a key factor for decreasing the likelihood of a cyberattack leading to a data breach and protecting your organization from an unfavorable outcome if ever audited or investigated.
Webinar – Important HIPAA Security Safeguards for Cyberattack Defense
Wednesday, May 25, 2021 12:00 PM ET
Call 859-323-3090 or email Kentucky REC HIPAA Privacy and Security experts with your questions, or if you want to talk to an advisor to schedule a Security Risk Analysis with us this year.