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KACo Leadership Institute

KACo Leadership Institute: Opioid Settlement Funding (KACo HQ)

Date: June 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Eastern
Location: KACo Training Room, 400 Englewood Dr., Frankfort
Cost: Free
Maximizing Impact: Best Practices and Toolkit for Opioid Settlement Funds

8:30 a.m.
Light Breakfast available

9 – 10:15 a.m.
Welcome and introductions
Overview of training, updates from KYOAAC

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
What is MOUD (Medications for Opioid Use Disorder)?
  • Presentation by Joyce Johnson, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, CARN-AP - will include testimonial from peer support specialist that utilized MOUD for her pathway to recovery.
11:15 a.m. – Noon
Meeting People Where They Are
  • Presentation by Brandon Fitch, Program Director, Turning Point Recovery Community Center, Four Rivers Behavioral Health - will speak about post overdose response team, housing scholarships, mobile access to treatment and recovery.
Noon – 1 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1 – 2 p.m.
Opioid Abatement Funds: Best Practices in the Criminal Legal System
  • Presentation by Margaret L. McGladrey, PhD, and Hallie Mattingly, MSW - The Rapid Implementation and Technical Assistance Hub (RITA) at the University of Kentucky has partnered with Vital Strategies to provide implementation support to criminal legal system, healthcare, and social services agencies throughout Kentucky. 
2 – 3 p.m.
Counties in Action
  • Panel discussion moderated by Lauren Carr with 3-4 local communities discussing how they are using their opioid abatement funding.


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