APNA 35th Annual Conference

October 13, 2021 - 9:00 am

APNA Conferences

BH WELL will be participating in the American Psychiatric Nurses Assocation's (APNA) 35th Annual Conference in Fall 2021. The conference will be held in Louisville, KY from October 13-16, 2021.

BH WELL will present the following:

Podium Presentations:

1. Assertive Community Treatment Services and Substance Use Outcomes: A Systematic Review. 

  • Authors: Bassema Abu Farsakh, Amani Kappi, Kylie Pemberton, Dr. Zim Okoli
  • Friday, October 15, 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM EST

2. Enhancing behavioral health promotion through...

Comic Book Evaluation with Prize Drawings

July 6, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Read the Comic  Evaluate Comic

BH WELL is conducting a comic book evaluation with prize drawings! Would you like to help us evaluate this comic book and be entered into a drawing done once every two weeks for a chance to win one of six $ 20 Amazon gift cards between July and October 2021?

Are you 18 years of age or older?

Have you read the comic book?


Addressing Tobacco Treatment in Mental and Behavioral Health Settings: A Kentucky Behavioral Health Tobacco Advocacy Grantee Training

June 9, 2021 - 9:00 am

Presentation Photos Participants

BH WELL hosted a Policy and Advocacy Tobacco Group Training and Planning session for BH WELL grantees and their coalition members on June 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM EST - 10:00 AM EST. The presentation can be viewed on this event’s page.

Dr. Okoli discussed the importance of...

Spring 2021 Graduate Celebration

April 28, 2021 - 2:00 pm


Congratulations to 2021 Graduates: 

  • Hunter McKenzie, BA Architecture
  • Claudia Robertson, BA Psychology
  • Janet Otachi, PhD Social Work

BH WELL is proud to celebrate your accomplishments! This virtual celebration will include sharing stories, games, and treats.


UK CON Nursing Student Scholarship Showcase

April 8, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Agenda Website Presentation Poster 

Amani Kappi, BH WELL graduate research assistant, will present at UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science's Spring Research Day 2021 on April 8th at the Nursing Student Scholarship...

Northern Kentucky Behavioral Health Planning Meeting

March 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm


As part of their KY TPCP CDC Behavioral Health Grant funding, Northern Kentucky Health Department supported a Northern Kentucky ASAP Policy and Advocacy Tobacco Group Training and Planning session on March 9, 2021 from 12-1:30 EST. In attendance were Karie Terhark and Angie Asa-Lovstad from HueLife  (Human Understanding and Engagement), Zim Okoli and Heather Robertson from BH WELL, and from the coalition: Breanna Williams, Lauri Gum, Tom Spicer, Kacie Dermon, Melissa Loyd, MJ Schneider, Camille Croweak, Elizabeth Valett, Amanda Changet, Julian Collins,...

Seminars for Collaborative Opportunities for Research

February 24, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Recording Photos 2021 Schedule

Dr. Zim Okoli presents "Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice Adoption: Tobacco Treatment in Mental and Behavioral Health Settings" at SCORE, February 24th, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST.

BH WELL 8 Days of Giveaways

February 17, 2021 - 9:00 am

What could I win?

BH WELL is proud to present 8 Days of Giveaways! One lucky winner by random draw from all entries each day will win a BH WELL Tote Bag full of goodies. The giveaway includes something associated with each dimension of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.

To enter the contest, like and tag a friend (or two or three) on BH WELL’s 8 Days of Giveaways posts on Facebook (@UKBHWELL) Twitter (@UKBHWELL) and Instagram (@ukbhwell). Winners will be drawn randomly each...

State CDC Behavioral Health Grantee Webinar Training

January 28, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Presentation Photos

This closed training held at 2:00 PM EST on January 28th, 2021 is being provided to the Kentucky Department for Public Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program CDC Behavioral Health Grantees. Representatives from four Kentucky health departments will be trained on how to engage clients with mental illnesses and behavioral health challenges in tobacco treatment. This evidence-based training also includes sharing existing statewide...