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.

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

Panel Discussion October 6

How to Implement Mental Health First Aid in a Practice Setting


Meet the Panelists

Lindsey Jasinski, Chief Administrative Officer at Eastern State Hospital/Central Kentucky Recovery Center

Dr. Jasinski is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been with UK Healthcare since 2010, serving in various clinical and leadership roles in the Department of Psychiatry and Eastern State Hospital. She has served as the Chief Administrative Officer at Eastern State Hospital/Central Kentucky Recovery Center since October 2021. Previously, she served as the Director of Psychology Services and Program Director for Acquired Brain Injury services at Eastern State Hospital, Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychiatry engaging in clinical work, research, and teaching. She completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2010 and Master’s in Health Administration in 2021, both from the University of Kentucky.
She has significant experience with program development, directing clinical operations, and integration of research and clinical practice to improve outcomes. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and American College of Healthcare Executives.

Meet the Panelists

Katherine Jury, Senior Extension Specialist for Family Health, Mental Health First Aid USA Instructor/Coordinator

Katherine Jury is a Senior Extension Specialist for Family Health at the University of Kentucky, with nine years of experience in the field of community health education. In her current role, she provides evidence-based resources that empower Kentuckians to make healthy choices and improve their quality of life.

Katherine graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science, and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in Family Science. Additionally, Katherine holds Professional Certifications in Trauma and Resilience from Florida State University and is a nationally ranked Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Coordinator.

Meet the Panelists

Kristen Truty,
Prevention Specialist-New Vista

Kristen graduated with her BS in Public Health from Eastern Kentucky University in 2021. She joined New Vista as a Prevention Specialist. In her time in this role, she has received certifications in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention, Prime for Life (Underage DUI Educational Program), and Youth Mental Health First AID. Her professional goals are to promote mental health care, and reduce substance use among Kentuckians, including early intervention in youth substance use education. She is currently attending Graduate School at the University of the Cumberlands, where she is working to obtain a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


Session 1 – Thursday Oct. 6th
Noon — 1:00 pm ET

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

  • Introduction to Mental Health First Aid & Community Support Systems
  • Panel Discussion: How to Implement Mental Health First Aid in a Practice Setting

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.