"Creating Resilient, Healthy Communities"
73rd Annual Kentucky Public Health Association Educational Conference
April 21 - 22, 2021

Note: All times are in Eastern Time

Wednesday, April 21

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM The Contagion Next Time: Underlying Socioeconomic and Racial Divides and Our Risk from COVID and Future Pandemics
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
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9:00 AM – 9:25 AM Improving Health Outcomes by Reducing Social Service Barriers
Sameera Jackson, LPCA
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9:25 AM – 10:00 AM Making Data Simple: New Data Products on EnviroHealthLink.org
John Egbo, MPH
Ben Scott, MPH
Rhiannon Simon, MPH
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10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM The Legislative and Regulatory Process
Sarah A. Cooper, Staff Assistant, CHFS Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Lucie Estill, Executive Staff Advisory, CHFS Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
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11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Becoming a Person of Influence
Jason A Hunt, CEO, Eye Squared Leadership
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12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch/Visit the Exhibit Hall

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Legislative Panel Session
Bob Babbage

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Beating Big Tobacco at Their Own Game
Ellen Cartmell, MPA
Monica Mundy, MPH, CHES
Heather Shaw
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3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Revitalizing Public Health Administration
Laura Foley, CAP, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, International Association of Administrative Professionals
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4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Public Health Transformation … Re-Launch
Jan Chamness, MPH, Director, Division of Women’s Health
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Thursday, April 22

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM FrameWorks — Framing the Message
Julie Sweetland, Ph.D.
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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Live Address from Governor Andy Beshear
Governor Andy Beshear, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Eric Friedlander, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP, Commissioner Department for Public Health

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Grant Writing and KY Tracking: Improve Your Grant Writing with Data and Evaluation
Rhiannon Simon, MPH
Brittany Saltsman-Bell, MPH, CPH
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11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Partnering in a Pandemic: The Community Health Assessment Process
Laurel Schwartz
Julie Lasslo
Michelyn Bhandari
Nancy Crewe
Lloyd Jordison
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12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch and Awards Presentation

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM APHA President-Elect: Kaye Bender
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2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Codes of Ethics: How They Apply to You
Kathryn H. Gabhart, Executive Director & former General Counsel, Executive Branch Ethics Commission
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3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Podcasting in Public Health: Broadcasting Meaningful and Insightful Conversations on One Community’s Experience with the Opioid Epidemic
Stacy Crase, MS, RD, LD, IBCLC, LDE (Public Health Director- Powell County Health Department)
Nathan Brooks, BA (OD2A Project Co-Coordinator- Powell County Health Department)
Ethan Moore, BS (Owner/General Manager- WSKV-FM)
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4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Kentucky’s COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI): Utilizing GIS Mapping to Promote Equitable Distribution of Resources
John Egbo, MPH
Rhiannon Simon, MPH
Brittany Saltsman Bell, MPH CPH
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5:30 PM KPHA Member Meeting


On Demand Sessions at the 2021 KPHA Conference will include:

The Community-Centered Deathcare Approach: Building Death-Positive Communities
Rachael D. Nolan, PhD, MPH, CPH, RsPH

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Community Education on Antibiotic Stewardship: Appropriate Use Now Will Keep Kentuckians Healthy in the Future
Michael Smith, MD, MSCE; Navjyot Vidwan, MD, MPH; Bethany Wattles, PharmD

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County and Regional Projections of COVID-19 Trends in Kentucky
Seyed M. Karimi, PHD; Hamid Zarei, MS; Ryan LaZur, MS; Bert B. Little, PhD; W. Paul McKinney, MD; Natalie C. DuPré, ScD; Riten Mitra, PhD; YuTing Chen, MPH, MS; Naiya Patel, MPH; Sonali S. Salunkhe, MD, MPH; Rebecca Hollenbach, MPH, CHES; Sarah Moyer, MD; Maik H. Schutze, MHS

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COVID-19 and Impact of Population, Location, and Policy Measures
Maria D. Politis, DrPH, MPH; Xinyi Hua, MPH

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The Drug Overdose Prevention Tackle Box: A Guide for Kentucky Communities
Genia McKee, Community Drug Overdose Prevention Program Manager, BA; Robert H. McCool, Community Injury Prevention, Program Manager, MS, MT, EMT-B

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FindHelpNowKY.org: Facilitating Access to Care for Substance Use Disorders
Jodie Weber, MHA FindHelpNow Program Manager

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Healthy Food, Healthy Communities
Jennifer A. Wilson, MPH; Michelle Howell, BS

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Healthy Staff = Healthy Students Supporting Educator Wellness to improve Student Resilience
Nicole Barber-Culp, Stephanie Bunge, Alesha Staley

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How Local Health Departments Can Use Data to Inform SUID Prevention
Emily Ferrell, Tina Ferguson

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Intersectional Data Analysis in Maternal Health
Ariel Arthur, BA; Anna Hansen, MD/PhD Candidate

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Just Say Yes: Early Lessons from a Kentucky County Implementing the Icelandic Prevention Model to Reduce Youth Substance Use at the Population Level
Alfgeir Kristjansson, PhD Associate Professor, West Virginia University, School of Public Health Senior Scientist, Icelandic Center for Social Research and Analysis, Reykjavik University; Amelia Berry , Co-coordinator, Just Say Yes, Franklin County Hea

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Latinx Mothers’ Experiences Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Trey Allen, PhD candidate; Leanne French, MS; Angela Graham, MPH, CPH; M. Leslie, BS; J. Richerson, MD, FAAP; J. Rogers, MPH

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Meeting People Where They Are
Linda Bates, BSW, Akosua Boachie, MBA; Linda Vila Passione, MS in Education

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Observing Mask Use in the Jefferson County, KY: Results from Stratified Random Sampling Studies
Seyed M. Karimi, PhD; Sonali S. Salunkhe, MD, MPH; Kelsey B. White, MDiv, MSc; Bert B. Little, PhD; W. Paul McKinney, MD; Natalie C. DuPré, ScD; Riten Mitra, PhD; Shaminul H. Shakib, MPH; YuTing Chen, MPH, MS; Emily R. Adkins; Ahmed A. Alobaydullah, MPH; Sahal A. Alzahrani, MPH; Julia A. Barclay; Emmanuel Ezekekwu, MPA; Caleb X. He; Dylan M. Hurst; Aravind R. Kothagadi, MBBS, MPS; Martha M. Popescu; Devin N Swinney; David Johnson, PhD; Rebecca Hollenbach, MPH, CHES; Sarah Moyer, MD

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Period Preparedness: Exploration of Accessibility of Menstrual Hygiene Products on a Kentucky College Campus
Summer Amador, BS, MPH(c)

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Regulating Kentucky Hemp and Hemp Products
Doris Hamilton, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Hemp Program Manager

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Resilience Building from a Systems Perspective: Evidence and Implications for a Child Welfare Workforce
Michael Cull, PhD; Elizabeth Riley, PhD; Tiffany Lindsey, EdD, LPC-MHSP

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Safety Citizenship and Occupational Injury Reporting
Dr. Clint Pinion, Jr., RS, CIT

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Social Media: Can it Facilitate Positive Social Support & Encourage Eating Disorder Recovery?
Matthew Allen, MPA; Dr. Lauren Roberson, PhD, RD, LD

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Team Ultra – Building Character Through Nutrition and Physical Activity
Paul Rudd, RD, LD, LDE – Marshall County Health Department; Jarrod Roberts, BA - WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

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