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CKF Addiction Treatment in the New York Times

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In the January 30th edition of The New York Times, Sabrina Tavernise and Abby Goodnough report on the rise in life expectancy of Americans for the first time in four years. Abby and Shane (CKF CEO and President) visited about how this intersects with the decrease in the rate of opioid overdose deaths and if this is a sign that things are changing in the right direction.

We must do a better job of identifying and treating addiction in health care!

CKF and Project ECHO

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CKF Addiction Treatment partnered with the University of Kansas on Project ECHO to highlight opioid addiction and medication assisted treatment twice in 2018. Project ECHO brings together healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, clinicians, etc.) and community partners through a series of virtual presentations and discussions over a healthcare topic. This was a pivotal point in collaboration within healthcare to recognize addiction as a chronic disease in Kansas. 

Topeka OUD Conference

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Join us from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM on November 15th at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka to learn more about the Opioid Crisis. Engaging together in this proactive effort to build a collaborative response will help to prevent the escalation of this crisis in Kansas.




Agenda Highlights- CKF Presenters Shane Hudson and Larry Black.

Why Project ECHO Works – 360 Degree Perspective

This session will explore how Kansas healthcare providers can learn the latest evidenced based best practice suggestions or new guidelines – without leaving their office.   Practicing health care professionals can develop a relationship with a team of inter-disciplinary specialists and each other during office hours.  Project ECHO (Extension for Community Heathcare Outcomes) utilizes videoconferencing to build a collaborative learning experience.

Ryan Spaulding, PhD
Vice Chancellor, Institute for Community Engagement, University of Kansas Medical Center

Shane Hudson, MS, LCP, LCAC
President & CEO, CKF Addiction Treatment

Lauren Lucht, MHP
Senior Administrator, The University of Kansas Health System

Shawna Wright, PhD
President/CEO Wright Telepsychology Services, Assistant Director Behavioral Health Services KU Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth


Opioid Use Disorder Grant

In this session participants will learn about how CKF Addiction Treatment is connecting individuals to treatment services across 65 counties in Kansas with the assistance of innovative technology.

Shane Hudson, MS, LCP, LCAC
President & CEO, CKF Addiction Treatment

Larry Black, MS, LCAC
Grant Director, CKF Addiction Treatment


opioid grant