Overview

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The conference will begin Wednesday in the Main Session Room at 9:00 AM ET. (Wednesday, August 10, 2022)

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The purpose of the Harm Reduction Summit is to provide the opportunity for officials to learn about harm reduction/disease prevention strategies and to share best practices with participants to broaden the impact of harm reduction operations throughout Kentucky. The Summit is open to intra- and interstate Public Health Professionals, Healthcare Professionals, First Responders, Local and State Government Officials, Educators, Community Leaders, Local Health Department Boards of Health Members, and other professionals who work in Harm Reduction. The summit will highlight best practices, statutes, and policies related to implementing and maintaining harm reduction programs throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The official theme for the Summit, “Ending the Epidemics”, will focus on Harm Reduction, disease prevention including Hepatitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), opioid use disorder, substance use disorder (SUD), neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), suicide prevention, and other Harm Reduction-related topics.  

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Speakers

Van Ingram


Executive Director Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Frankfort, Kentucky
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Katherine Marks, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science University of Kentucky, College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Cheryl Vanderford, MPAS, PA-C


Assistant Professor Physician Assistant Studies University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Neil Campbell, MS


Executive Director Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Atlanta, Georgia
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Jonathan Philpot, MA, BA


Program Administrator, Adult Substance Use and Treatment and Recovery Services Branch Kentucky’s Division for Behavioral Health and Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Frankfort, Kentucky
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Beck Whipple, BA


State Suicide Prevention Coordinator Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Frankfort, Kentucky
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Ellen Lycan, Dr.PH, MA


Public Health Analyst - Kentucky Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation, Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) embedded at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) University College of Public Health Lexington, Kentucky
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Mike Riley, BA


Director of Human Resources Bluegrass Area Development District Lexington, Kentucky
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Drew Ritzel, MPH


Coordinator of Student Success and Wellness University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Lexington, Kentucky
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Gene Detherage, Jr., MPA


Outreach & Engagement Specialist The Fletcher Group Kentucky
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Bukola Oriola, BA



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Monica Clouse, MPH, CPH


Program Manager Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KyPQC) Lexington, Kentucky
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Alexander Elswick, Ph.D., MA


Assistant Extension Professor Department of Family Science/Honors College University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Sam Rivera


Executive Director OnPoint NYC New York, New York
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Keisa Fallin-Bennett, MD, MPH


Associate Professor Family and Community Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Avery Taylor


Director of Operations PHS Community Services Society Victoria, B.C.
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Amanda Fallin, PhD, RN


Assistant Research Professor University of Kentucky College of Nursing Lexington, Kentucky
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Chris Smith, RN, BSN


Nurse Specialist – Harm Reduction Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Lexington, Kentucky
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Shameka Parrish-Wright, BA, BS


Director VOCAL-KY Louisville, Kentucky
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Ardis Hoven, MD


Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist UK HealthCare Board of Trustees American Medical Association Lexington, Kentucky
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Morgan Kirk, BA


Workforce Recovery Program Director Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation Frankfort, Kentucky
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Steven Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP


Commissioner Department for Public Health Kentucky Department for Public Health Frankfort, Kentucky
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Connie White, MD, MS, FACOG


Deputy Commissioner, Clinical Affairs Kentucky Department for Public Health Frankfort, Kentucky
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Jess Tilley


Executive Director New England Drug Users Union Northampton, Massachusetts
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Angela Roberts, BA


988 Program Administrator Department of Behavioral Health, Development and Intellectual Disabilities Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Frankfort, Kentucky
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Accreditation

 

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by UK HealthCare CECentral, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentucky Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP), Gateway District Health Department, and Kentucky Department for Public Health. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

CME

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams and Teamwork

ASWB ACE

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, UK HealthCare CECentral is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UK HealthCare CECentral maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 8 clinical continuing education credits.

CHES

Sponsored by the Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 8 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are zero (0). Zero (0) Continuing Competency credits are available. Provider ID# 61043

CCHW

This training is approved by the Office of Community Health Workers Program to provide 8 continuing education units for Certified Community Health Workers.

CLE 

The KBA CLE Commission designates 3 hours of total credit and 0 ethics credits.

CNE

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 8 nursing contact hours.

CPE

This knowledge-based activity will award 8 contact hours (0.800 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

EMS

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) certifies that this educational activity is designated for 8 KBEMS contact hours. KBEMS-2022-UKHCCE-0011.

RS/REHS

This activity has been approved for up to 8 CEU hours.

Other

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 8 hours of participation credit.

Acknowledgement

The 2022 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 6 NU17CE924971 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and awarded to the University of Kentucky Research Foundation and the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.