2019 Conference

4th Annual KYACHW Conference

This year’s conference will take place on Thursday, September 19th at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511.

Registration can be done by clicking the registration link here:

Register for the KYACHW Conference

Hotel reservations can be made here:

Reserve your room at the Embassy Suites

A limited number of scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis by submitting the application by August 18, 2019:

2019 KYACHW Scholarship Request Form

Sponsors can sign up by printing the 2019 KYACHW Sponsorship Form or sign up and process payment using the Online Registration Form.

2019 Conference Agenda

All sessions will be held in Coldstream Ballroom III.

Click here for a PDF version of the 2019 KYACHW Conference Agenda.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Address: The Status of Community Health Workers in Kentucky
Angela McGuire, Community Health Worker and KYACHW President
Connie White, MD, MS, FACOG, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky
Department for Public Health
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Panel: The Opioid Crisis in Kentucky
David Gross, MPA, Director, Northeast Kentucky AHEC
Matt Brown, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Addiction Recovery Center
Kayla Parson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Projects and Development, Addiction
Recovery Center
Ardis Hoven, MD, FACP, Medical Director, University of Kentucky Harm
Reduction Initiative
Greg Corby-Lee, Strategist, University of Kentucky Harm Reduction Initiative
JuaNita Everman, Executive Director, Achieving Recovery Together
Amber Fields-Hull, Program Director, Achieving Recovery Together
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break and Prizes
10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
Session 1: Self-Defense for Community Health Workers
Tina Mohammed-Hersel and Jamal Mohammed, Owners, Lexington Taekwondo
and Jiu Jitsu Academy
11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Networking
12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: CHWs and the Census
Angela Cooper, BA, State Outreach and Education Director, Kentucky Voices for
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Session 3: Implicit Bias
Marietta Watts, Consultant, University of Kentucky Office of
Institutional Diversity
2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
Break and Prizes
2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m.
Session 4: CHWs and Mental Health
Carole Frazier, Community Health Worker, Kentucky Homeplace
Keisha Hudson, Research Assistant Senior, University of Kentucky Center of
Excellence in Rural Health
2:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
Session 5: Diabetes Management and CHWs
Elizabeth Smith and Shirley Prater, Community Health Workers, Kentucky
Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
3:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
KYACHW Business Meeting and Election Results
4:15 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Awards and Closing Remarks
Angela McGuire, Community Health Worker and KYACHW President

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