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/inter-state Public Health Professionals, Healthcare Professionals, First Responders, Local and State Government Officials, Educators, Community Leaders, Local Health Department Board 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 Summit, 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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David Brumett, AAS

Program Manager, Voices of Hope
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Shreeta Waldon, MA, LCADC

Program Director Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition
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Rebekah Hogan, ABM

KY APSS Kentucky River District Health Department - The Hub
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Shawn Maynard, KY APSS

KY APSS Kentucky River District Health Department - The Hub
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April Young, PhD, MPH

Professor Department of Epidemiology University of Kentucky College of Public Health Lexington, Kentucky
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Edward Kuehne, BS

Deputy Manger - Intelligence Investigative Support Center (ISC), Appalachia HIDTA London, Kentucky
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Julie Brooks, BSW

Policy Specialist Kentucky Department for Public Health Frankfort, Kentucky
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Ellery Denny, MPH

Project Coordinator, Just Say Yes Frankfort County Health Department Frankfort, Kentucky
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Jody McIntosh, MPH

Director Community Engagement | Stigma Shatterproof
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Deztani Randle, BA

Street Outreach Coordinator A1 Stigma Coalition Hamilton County Public Health Department
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Amelia Berry, MA

Project Director, Just Say Yes Frankfort County Health Department Frankfort, Kentucky
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Lauren Carr, BS

Executive Director Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention Kentucky Income Reinvestment Program University of Kentucky Healthcare Ryan White Program
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Jessica Johnson, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Marie Winfrey

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Michael Hicks, KY APSS

KY APSS Kentucky River District Health Department - The Hub
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Lauren Kathman, MS, CPH

Programs Manager of Harm Reduction Northern Kentucky Health Department Florence, Kentucky
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Emily Ferrell, DrPH, CPH

Epidemiologist Division of Maternal and Child Health Kentucky Department of Public Health Frankfort, Kentucky
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Rashida Pearson, M.Ed

Harm Reduction Services Coordinator Caracole, Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio
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Marcy Rein, RN,MPH

Public Health Director Whitley County Health Department
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Gabrielle Deaton, MSW

Preventional Specialist University Of Kentucky College of Public Health Lexington, Kentucky
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Jody Jaggers, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy Public Health Programs Kentucky Pharmacy Education & Research Foundation Frankfort, Kentucky
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Jeremy Byard, CPSS, CSA, SES

Co-founder/ Chief Executive Director Louisville Recovery Community Connection Louisville, Kentucky
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JoAnn Vanzant, BS

Harm Reduction Program Manager Kentucky River District Health Department - The Hub
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Devin Oller, MD, FACO, FASAM

Associate Program Director University of Kentucky Internal Medicine Residency Program Investigator NIH-funded HEALing Communities Study Lexington, Kentucky
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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, 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.


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.
This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1. 0623-H8.0-UKa23.

IPE Competencies

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


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


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


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. 


This activity has been approved for 8 hours to meet the continuing education requirements for credential renewal.


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


Sponsored by 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 8.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. Provider ID# 105862  Event ID# 61050


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


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


The 2023 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.