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

Keynote Highlight

FrameWorks — Framing the Message
Julie Sweetland, Ph.D.

Julie Sweetland is a sociolinguist and serves as a Senior Advisor at the FrameWorks Institute, where she leads efforts to diffuse the organization’s cutting-edge, evidence-based reframing recommendations throughout the nonprofit sector. Since joining FrameWorks in 2012, she has led the development of powerful learning experiences for nonprofit leaders and has provided strategic communications guidance for advocates, policymakers, and scientists nationwide and internationally. Prior to joining FrameWorks, Julie was actively involved in improving teaching and learning for over a decade as a classroom teacher, instructional designer, and teacher educator. At Center for Inspired Teaching, she served as director of teaching and learning and helped to found a demonstration school with an embedded teacher residency. As founding director of the Center for Urban Education, she launched a graduate teacher preparation program for the University of the District of Columbia. Julie’s linguistic research has focused on the intersection of language and race; on the role of language variation and language attitudes on student learning; and on effective professional learning for teachers. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Sociolinguistics, Educational Researcher, and Education Week, and she is the co-author of African American, Creole, and Other Vernacular Englishes in Education. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and lectures regularly at her alma mater. She completed her MA and PhD in linguistics at Stanford University.

The Contagion Next Time: Underlying Socioeconomic and Racial Divides and Our Risk from COVID and Future Pandemics
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

Sessions at the 2021 KPHA Conference will include:

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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Addressing Climate Change in Rural Kentucky
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Beating Big Tobacco at Their Own Game
Ellen Cartmell, MPA; Monica Mundy, MPH, CHES; Heather Shaw

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

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Spinner Baits and Bucktail Lures: A Muskie Tale from Cave Run
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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Public Health Transformation … Re-launch
Jan Chamness, MPH, Director, Division of Women’s Health; Ellen Barnard, Program Director, Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program; Benita Decker, Program Director, Title X Family Planning/Adolescent Health Program

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

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Codes of Ethics: How They Apply to You
Kathryn H. Gabhart, Executive Director (5 years) Former General Counsel (4 years) Executive Branch Ethics Commission

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Transforming Public Health Administration
Laura Foley, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

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Making Data Simple: New Data Products on EnviroHealthLink.org
Ben Scott, MPH; Shelly Canada, MEPP; Rhiannon Simon, MPH

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

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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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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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COVID-19 Comorbidities and Relative Risk Observed in Kentucky, March 2020 – January 2021
Holly Miranda, PHAP; Kelly Giesbrecht, DVM, MPH; Doug Thoroughman, PhD, MS; Nate Wilson, MPH

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Becoming a Person of Influence
Jason A Hunt, CEO, Eye Squared Leadership

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

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Partnering in a Pandemic: The Community Health Assessment Process
Laurel Schwartz, Julie Lasslo, Michelyn Bhandari, Nancy Crewe, Lloyd Jordison

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

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

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Improving Health Outcomes by Reducing Social Service Barriers
Sameera Jackson, LPCA

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County and Regional Projections of COVID-19 Trends in Kentucky
Seyed M. Karimi, PhD

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Observing Mask Use in the Jefferson County, KY: Results from Stratified Random Sampling Studies
Seyed M. Karimi, PhD

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

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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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School Factors and Adolescent Gambling: Associations with Substance Use, Mental Health, and Delinquent Activity
Andrew Yockey, Ph.D.(c) Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Assistant / School of Human Services Graduate Assistant / Center for Prevention Science; Tracey Barnett, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Interim Chair, Dept of Biostatistics and Epidemiol

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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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