TURN THE TIDE: Provider Education

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Background

See press release on the event HERE

Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) Healthy Communities partnered with the University of Pikeville-Kentucky (UPIKE) College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) and Operation UNITE to host the second substance use disorder education event on October 23rd, 2018. The event took place at the Health Professionals Education Building (Kentucky College of Optometry) at UPIKE. SOAR and UPIKE invited health professionals, students and stakeholders who share the vision of reducing the scope and impact of substance use disorder and related consequences through education, awareness, prevention, and access to services. 

Featured Speaker

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Senator Mitch McConnell gave an update on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 which will focuses on stopping the distribution of opioid and synthetic opioids,  enhance recovery efforts by supporting comprehensive recovery centers that will provide housing, job training, and medically supervised withdrawal management, and establish an interagency task force on trauma informed care to identify, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding best practices for children and youth who have experienced trauma and for babies who are born in opioid withdrawal. To read more about the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, visit https://bit.ly/2qhls7H

To read Senator Mitch McConnell’s full bio, visit https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/biography


Host Site Locations

Host Site Locations are formal offsite viewing locations. Below is a list of site in Kentucky and in additional states.

Kentucky Locations

  • KING'S DAUGHTERS' HEALTH SYSTEM - ASHLAND, KY

  • MED CENTER HEALTH - BOWLING GREEN, KY

  • NORTH CENTRAL AHEC - FLORENCE, KY

  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY - HAZARD, KY

  • METHODIST HOSPITAL - HENDERSON, KY

  • TWIN LAKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - LEITCHFIELD, KY

  • NORTHEAST KY AHEC - MOREHEAD, KY

  • ROCKCASTLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL - MOUNT VERNON, KY 

  • PURCHASE AHEC - MURRAY, KY

  • OWENSBORO HEALTH - OWENSBORO, KY

  • BIG SANDY COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE - PAINTSVILLE, KY

  • A-OPTIC - PIKEVILLE, KY

  • LAKE CUMBERLAND REGIONAL HOPITAL - SOMERSET, KY

  • MOUNTAIN COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CORPORATION - WHITESBURG, KY

Additional Locations

  • SOWEGA-AHEC - ALBANY, GA

  • GE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - GRANDVIEW - DAYTON, OH

  • SOUTHERN OHIO MEDICAL CENTER - PORTSMOUTH, OH

  • MCLAREN BAY REGION - BAY CITY, MI

  • GARDEN CITY HOSPITAL - GARDEN CITY, MI

  • MAGNOLIA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER - CORINTH, MS

  • ADENA HEALTH SYSTEM - CHILLICOTHE, OH

  • TRIHEALTH - CINCINNATI, OH

  • OHIO UNIVERSITY HERITAGE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - GRANDVIEW - DAYTON, OH

  • SOUTHERN OHIO MEDICAL CENTER - PORTSMOUTH, OH


CME Statement

The Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Southern Kentucky AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of (four (4) credits) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Southern AHEC are expected to disclose any real or perceived Conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.  The Southern Kentucky AHEC office of Continuing Medical Education presents this activity for educational purposes only.   Participants are expected to use their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine.  The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in the field

3rd Annual Fit&Grit 5k - Travel Drug Free

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About the Race

Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) and the Big Sandy Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Coalition partnered together to host the 3rd Annual Fit+Grit 5k walk/run. Kicking off Red Ribbon week with a Sunday afternoon run at Bob Amos Park on October 21, 2018! Red Ribbon Week helps bring awareness, advocacy, and resources to prevention drug use in our communities. The theme was “Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free.”

Proceeds went towards supporting community organizations that are making an impact of the Substance Use Epidemic.

Second Annual Fit+Grit 5k

On June 4th at 2pm over 240 attendants lined up at the starting line in downtown Pikeville, KY to participate in SOAR’s second annual 5K Run/Walk. This fun filled event was held on a warm Sunday afternoon and offered healthy snacks, smoothies, t-shirts, race bags, live music, finisher medals to all participants, and top finisher awards. Race pictures can be found at https://aptiming.com/photos/race/427

SOAR chose the theme "Fit + Grit," to celebrate the grit found within Eastern Kentucky and the many ways that people are working together in order to build stronger communities. SOAR aims to support these organizations working to impact the future of Appalachian Kentucky. For this reason proceeds from this year’s race will be used to for micro-grants that will be awarded at the SOAR Summit on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville, KY.

Obesity and Diabetes Roundtable

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Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) held an Obesity & Diabetes Roundtable on March 16th, 2017 at Union College. This was a solution driven event to help identify strategies to prevent, detect, and treat Obesity and Diabetes in Appalachia. At the event, bright spot presentations were featured around successful programs and information.

There was an opportunity to participate in 1 of 2 separate roundtable discussions: 'Education, Prevention and Innovation' and 'Disease Detection and Management'. Each discussion was led by a panel of experts with the goal of identifying specific strategies that can be implemented throughout the region through collaboration.

Health Hack-A-Thon

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Communities Creating Solutions

A Hack-A-Thon is an event focused on action-oriented innovation for the future of Health. The SOAR Appalachian Health Hackathon was modeled after MIT's Hacking Medicine Programwhich helps develop solutions to some of the toughest problems in medicine. This event was the first of its kind in Kentucky.  While Appalachia Kentucky faces many challenges, bringing communities together to create innovative solutions is the key. This was a three day event held at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY on October 6th - 8th, 2016. 

  • DAY 1: IGNITE - KICK OFF

The Ignite Sessions and Reception was open to the public. In addition to our featured speakers, we had 10 Ignite presenters, who had 5 minutes to tell thier stories and successes. Ignite's moto is "Inspire us, but do it quickly!"

  • DAY 2: Problem pitches & team forming

The participents pitched problems and teams formed to create innovative solutions around solving issues around obesity, diabetes, and substance use disorder.

  • Day 3: solutions

Teams present their ideas to Judges. The winners received  prize money and recognition for thier innovations.

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Hepatitis C Town Hall

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health and Shaping Our Appalachian Region brought together National, State and Local Experts on Hepatitis C, Infectious Disease and Substance Abuse to Hazard Kentucky on July 28th, 2016 – World Hepatitis Day! 

Goals of the Town Hall:

  • Increase Community Awareness

  • Provide Best Practice Recommendations on the prevention, detection, and treatment of Hepatitis C, HIV and Substance Use Disorder

  • Engage multi-sector community, state, and national stakeholders to organize resources and enhance engagement

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Featured Speaker: Dr. John Ward, CDC Director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis. He brought a National Perspective and  spoke about Ways Forward.

SOAR Innovation 5k

The first annual SOAR 5K Run and Walk was on June 5th, 2016! This run kicked off the SOAR Innovation Summit and was perfect for all ages. The SOAR Innovation 5K was not just another run. All proceeds from the event was used as cash prizes for the 1st ever SOAR/MIT Appalachian Health Hackathon and donated to local efforts. What does this mean? It means we are running to support innovation in healthcare and health care practices – innovations that will change how health care is delivered and how health is achieved in Eastern Kentucky.

To learn more and view picture Click Here

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