KY-OPEN Live Sessions & Newsletter
KY-OPEN meets every Thursday from 11:30 – 1 PM online for educational sessions. Our weekly newsletter features Q&As with clinical experts, community spotlights, KY-OPEN session reminders, and links to resources and events throughout the Commonwealth. To sign up for our newsletter and to find information on how to participate in and save the live KY-OPEN session dates to your calendar, visit: .

HEALing Communities Study (HCS) Scientists from the nation’s leading health agencies and four major academic institutions are partnering with communities in four states to test a set of interventions to combat the opioid crisis. The ambitious HEALing Communities Study aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent over 3 years in participating communities.

HCS Kentucky: Click here to learn more about our efforts in Kentucky, including information about Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), and safe medication disposal in your community.

HEALing Communities Study – Community Resource Guides
The HEALing Communities Study has created community resource guides for currently participating communities that provide a list of the available resources in each respective county. Resource categories include emergency needs, food assistance, health services, housing, legal services, harm reduction/syringe programs, behavioral health, support and treatment locators, naloxone (Narcan), domestic violence resources, transportation, meetings, and medication for opioid use disorder.
Resource Guide

Providers Clinical Support System, Substance Use Disorder 101 Core Curriculum

PCSS clinical experts David Fiellin, MD; Michelle Lofwall, MD; and Larissa Mooney, MD, who have extensive training and knowledge in addictions, led a team of healthcare professionals in the development of a substance use disorder 101 core curriculum for healthcare providers. The 22 modules provide an overview of evidence-based practices in the prevention, identification, and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Healthcare professionals who complete this curriculum should see an increase in their competence and confidence as they treat patients who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

While healthcare professionals are often on the front lines of treating substance use disorders most have limited (if any) training in this area. The curriculum was created to provide a foundation of the current research, resources, and support needed to increase providers’ competence and confidence in the care of their patients across the continuum of care. Each module is available at no cost and is designated for interprofessional continuing education credits.