Last Month articles

Centerstone Kentucky Stabilization Units create better outcomes for people in crisis

Centerstone Kentucky Stabilization Units create better outcomes for people in crisis

By Shannon White In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed The Community Mental Health Act that shifted funding and services from institutionalized settings to community-based behavioral health services. It helped people with mental illness who were “warehoused” in hospitals and institutions move back into their communities to seek treatment. However, one of the unfortunate trends

Trauma and ACEs: Grant shown to mitigate impact of childhood trauma

By Ben Chandler Traumatic events in children’s lives can create toxic stress that has a long-term impact on their health. Toxic stress—for example, strong, frequent and prolonged adversity such as abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness, or exposure to violence—is not something children just “get over” without support. Two decades of research

Progress in behavioral health is in the hands of legislators

By Sheila Schuster, PhD The new year and a new Kentucky General Assembly session are off to a busy—and promising—start for behavioral health. We have seen a larger number of behavioral health bills filed in this legislative session than ever before. Mental Health First Aid Rep. Kim Moser’s HB 153 boosts Mental Health First Aid,

Implicit bias in healthcare

By Sally McMahon In addition to focusing on social determinants of health, we are also exploring implicit bias within the healthcare system. We talked to Aja Barber from the Center for Health Equity to learn more about implicit bias and how it impacts healthcare professionals’ relationships with patients. Below are the highlights. Medical News: What

A day in the life at FHC-Phoenix homeless clinic

By Sally McMahon Meet Teresa Casey, APRN Received Associate in Nursing from EKU; Bachelor’s in Nursing from UofL; Masters of Adult Nursing (Clinical Specialist) from UK; and a post-graduate certificate as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. Began nursing at Louisville General Hospital in 1978. Prior to FHC, practiced in rural areas and managed HOPE clinic,

Ben Reno-Weber discusses economic impact of Microsoft Future of Work Initiative

Medical News and Health Enterprises Network bring you HealthConomy – short, digestible discussions from the top health care leaders in the region as they share their stories and we explore the history and development of health care businesses in our region. This month, for the HealthConomy series, Medical News spoke with Microsoft Future of Work Initiative. Weber