(LOUISVILLE, Ky - May 16, 2018) An update on solutions to Kentucky's substance use epidemic is the topic for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky's annual health policy forum, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24, at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.

Speakers at the Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum will share strategies to address the crisis, including responses to rising infectious diseases and alternative therapies. The list of speakers and panel topics will be announced shortly, and registration will be open by late June.

The schedule will include a pre-lunch media availability with key speakers.

The Forum, free to attendees, is sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc., in partnership with Health Enterprises Network, Interact for Health, KET and the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative.

About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested more than $27 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.

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