2017 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum: Kentucky's Substance Use Crisis: Solutions and Strategies

Lexington, Kentucky
Monday, September 25, 2017

2017 Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum: Kentucky's Substance Use Crisis: Solutions and Strategies
Monday, September 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Marriott Griffin Gate
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
United States

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Opioid misuse has been a growing public health concern for some years in the U.S.  Kentucky’s experience with both prescription opioids and illicit opioid drugs has been more severe and longer lived than that of most other states.  The impact on Kentucky communities has been vast, with repercussions in the social, economic, and health realms.  An effective solution will require communities to work across disciplines and sectors and to apply lessons learned from policies, programs and efforts implemented in Kentucky and beyond.

This year's event has four tracks of presentation and discussion:

Keynote Speaker: Sam Quinones, Author, Dreamland

Where We Stand

TED-Style Speaker: Kelly Firesheets, Interact for Health

Jason Merrick, The Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Response Team
Van Ingram, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
Allen Brenzel, Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health 

Policy as a Tool to Address the Social, Economic and Health Impact of Opioid Addiction in Kentucky

TED-Style Speaker: Mark O'Brien, City of Baltimore

Daniel Raymond, National Harm Reduction Coalition
Julia Zur, Kaiser Family Foundation
Trish Rippetoe Freeman, Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice

Prevention is Key

TED-Style Speaker: Harvey Milkman, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Charlotte Ipsan, Norton Women and Children's Hospital
Jay Butler, ASTHO, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Ginny Ehrlich, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy


TED-Style Speaker: Roberto Carderelli, UK Healthcare

Laura Brinson, Northern Kentucky Health Department
Jennifer Hancock, Volunteers of America
Jennifer Havens, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Behavioral Science


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