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Community Health Forum: Innovating Primary Care Models to Meet Community Needs

September 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

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Primary care providers are an essential part of the healthcare ecosystem, often serving as an entry point for people seeking healthcare, managing the day-to-day health needs of the people that they care for, and coordinating and referring to specialty care as needed. Access to affordable, high quality, and equitable primary care is associated with positive health outcomes. Despite the importance of primary care, access to it has been dwindling in recent years. This has been fueled by numerous structural issues within the healthcare system, including workforce shortages, misaligned financial incentives, care models lacking the time to build patient-provider relationships, and administrative burdens. At the societal level, many people do not have adequate transportation, live in care deserts, do not have insurance coverage, and cannot afford the costs associated with care, among many other factors.  

To overcome these challenges, there has been significant innovation in the primary care space. Join the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 9:00am-11:00am ET at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to explore the current state of primary care nationally and in Kentucky and discuss potential innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our communities.  

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the importance and evolution of primary care in the healthcare system 
  • Distinguish the factors that have and are defining the affordability, quality, and equity of primary care 
  • Highlight payment and delivery model innovations in primary care 
  • Explore the potential effects primary care innovation will have on the healthcare system 


Foundation for a Heathy Kentucky
1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223

Our Speakers


Greta Crutcher-Collins, MHA
Provider Collaboration Director, KY


Taryn Eldridge, MBA
Health Compliance Coordinator II
PPL Corporation, LG&E and KU Energy

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Jenny Goins, SPHR, MA
President and CEO
Kentuckiana Health Collaborative

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Karen S. Johnson, PhD
Vice President, Practice Advancement
American Academy of Family Physicians

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Molly Lewis
Chief Executive Officer
Kentucky Primary Care Association

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Misha Rhodes, MD
Chief Medical Officer, KY and IN
CenterWell Senior Primary Care

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Katie Sabitus, MS
Value Based Programs Manager
Kentucky Regional Extension Center, UKHC


Rob Sprang, MBA
UK TeleCare, University of Kentucky