Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Integration
KPCA provides training and technical assistance to help health centers expand, enhance and integrate behavioral health services including: 
  • Monthly Behavioral Health Roundtable
  • Peer network opportunities for resource sharing and Q&A
  • Learning collaborative
  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Workflow and patient flow
  • Organization structure assessment and strategies planning
  • Models of integration and co-location
  • Community collaboration
Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE)
KPCA partners with national experts from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to offer multiple training and technical assistance opportunities focused on addiction recovery services in primary care including:
  • Weekly Peer Supervision calls for any Peer Support Specialists working in primary care
  • Monthly KORE calls for clinics providing Medication treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Bi-Monthly Provider Champion calls with the goal of developing a provider network of internal experts without our member clinics
  • Site visit assessments
  • Consultation and strategic planning
Legislative Advocacy
  • KPCA tracks proposed legislation and policy considerations that impact health centers and consults with member clinics for comments and feedback.  KPCA’s advocacy team, which has a strong behavioral health focus, facilitates communication with clinics, structured by an advocacy plan, to provide a collective voice for health centers across the state.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As the nation's leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient addiction and mental health care for adults and youth, the Foundation has treatment centers and telehealth services nationwide as well as a network of collaborators throughout health care. Through charitable support and a commitment to innovation, the Foundation is able to continually enhance care, research, programs and services, and help more people. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its services and throughout the organization, which also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction.
Hazelden -- Addiction Treatment Center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)
Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is a national training and clinical mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of pharmacotherapies to treat opioid use disorder.
PCSS trains health professionals to provide effective, evidence-based, medication-assisted treatments to patients with opioid use disorder in primary care, psychiatric care, substance use disorder treatment, and pain management settings.
Home - Providers Clinical Support System: Resources for PCPs (
Opioid Response Network
The Opioid Response Network has local consultants in all 50 states and nine territories to respond to local needs by providing free educational resources and training to states, communities and individuals in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders and stimulant use.
Opioid Response Network

Jill Martin
Clinical Dir. Behavioral Health