Webinars and Resources

Behavioral Health Community of Practice

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

The format of the Community of Practice is monthly one-hour webinars October 2022 through May 2023 from noon – 1 pm. The webinars will include educational sessions, best practice overviews, interactive trainings on tools and resources, and group discussions.


Session 4 – Thursday Jan. 5th
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

Pharmacological Interventions to Integrate into Primary Care

  • Evidence-based guidelines
  • Addressing behavioral health needs in primary care
Meet the Speakers

Facilitator  – Trudi Matthews, Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy, UKHC

Trudi Matthews serves as Senior Director of Quality and Value Strategy in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at UK HealthCare, the health system of the University of Kentucky (UK). In this role, Trudi works with UK HealthCare’s executive team and ambulatory leadership to ensure success in value-based programs for Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers. Trudi also serves as government affairs and policy lead for UK HealthCare overseeing a team responsible for reviewing and analyzing state and federal government policy initiatives.

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. In order to address this demand, UK HealthCare and community-based organizations are working together to improve behavioral health in the commonwealth.

The purpose of the Behavioral Health Community of Practice is to:
• Leverage UK HealthCare and community experts to help fill care gaps
• Support primary care providers
• Create a venue for conversation around local needs
• Allow for bi-directional problem solving

Trudi Matthews
Meet the Speakers

Speaker & PANELIST – AMY L. MEADOWS, MD, MHS, FAAP, FAPA, DFAACAP – Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Dr. Amy Lynn Meadows is a triple-boarded pediatrician, psychiatrist, and child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Kentucky where she is the Dr. Laurie L. Humphries Endowed Chair in Child Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry Division Director. She received her combined MD and Master’s degrees from Yale University School of Medicine where she completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in the neuroimaging of pediatric maltreatment-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Her residency training was at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Western Psychiatric Hospital. Since joining the faculty of the University of Kentucky, she has won numerous teaching and mentorship awards, including the Abraham Flexner Award for excellence in medical education and the “Teacher Who Made a Difference” award. She works on the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Her research examines how adverse childhood experiences shape risk perception and the development of high-risk behaviors in adolescence and emerging adulthood.

Presentation: Psychopharmacology for the Primary Care Office – Adolescent Edition

Amy Meadows
Meet the Speakers

Speaker and Panelist – Sarah Oros, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UK Healthcare-Behavioral Health

Dr. Oros is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with UK HealthCare. She earned her MD in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton Ohio, and then did her residency in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Her specialties include: general internal medicine and geriatrics, primary care, psychiatry, and women’s health.

Presentation: Pharmacological Interventions in Adult Primary Care

Sarah Oros
Meet the Speakers

Panelist – David A. Hudson, MD, CCBHC, Chief Medical Officer, New Vista

Dr. Hudson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, UK College of Medicine, UK General Psychiatry Program and a UK Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship.

He has spent 13 years with New Vista, Central Kentucky’s Community Mental Health Center and now CCBHC, practicing Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer, which he has done for the last year.

David Hudson
Meet the Speakers

Panelist – Ginny Gottschalk, MD, Associate Professor Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Dr. Gottschalk received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY, and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She was previously in private practice in Danville, KY, practicing traditional inpatient and outpatient family medicine before returning to UK Healthcare. Dr. Gottschalk currently serves as the Interim Chair for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Medical Director for Family and Community Medicine Turfland Clinic. She enjoys chronic disease management and caring for families. Dr. Gottschalk also enjoys teaching medical students and residents, as this is what brought her to the University.

Ginny Gottschalk

Visit HERE for more information and to register for upcoming events, including FREE Mental Health First Aid Training.

To learn more, visit THIS UK HealthCare web page.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us: 859-323-3090.