Accreditation Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Kentucky Department of Public Health. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies - Patient care, Medical knowledge, Practice-based learning and improvement, Interpersonal and communication skills, and Professionalism

The following sessions are CME accredited - Keynote Speaker Day 1, Breakout Session 3B, Breakout Session 4A, and Breakout Session 6B.

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 5.7 ANCC contact hours.
The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 6.9 KBN contact hours. Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0061-0062
ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products.
In order to receive credit, participants complete CNE activity, complete the evaluation form and submit a credit application online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

The following sessions are CNE accredited - Keynote Speaker Day 1, Breakout Session 2B, Breakout Session 3B, Breakout Session 3C, Breakout Session 4A, Breakout Session 5A, Breakout Session 5B, and Breakout Session 6B.

Social Work
This activity has been submitted to the Kentucky Board of Social Work for review and approval.

The following sessions have been submitted for KBSW credit review - Breakout Session 1A, Breakout Session 2A, Breakout Session 2B, Breakout Session 2C, Breakout Session 3B, Breakout Session 3C, Breakout Session 4B, Breakout Session 4C, Breakout Session 5A, and Breakout Session 6A.

This activity has been submitted to Western Kentucky University, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., for review and approval. 

The following sessions have been submitted for CHES credit review - Breakout Session 1B, Breakout Session 1C, Breakout Session 2A, Keynote Speaker Day 2, Breakout Session 4C, and Breakout Session 5C.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for up to 16.0 hours of participation.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how harm reduction activities are implemented by agencies and organizations to address various at-risk populations in response to the opioid epidemic.
  • Identify the epidemiology and data trends in drug overdose mortality and comorbidities in Kentucky.
  • Describe best practices, barriers, and challenges that are applicable to Kentucky’s Harm Reduction Programs at the local, regional, and state level.
  • Explain integrated prevention and treatment strategies for healthcare access, linkages to care, prevention education, suicide prevention, trauma informed care, and infectious disease prevention.
  • Define substance use disorders and poly drug use trends identified in various jurisdictions throughout Kentucky.

Target Audience

  • First Responders (Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Department)
  • Healthcare Professionals (Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Mental Health Professionals)
  • Local Government Officials (County Judge Executives, Mayors, Magistrates)
  • Local Health Department Board of Health Members
  • Local Health Department Staff (Directors, Environmentalists, Peer Support Specialists, Harm Reduction Staff, Health Educators)
  • Public Health and Healthcare Students

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.