Poverty

Drugged Driving in Alcohol-restricted Rural Appalachia

Sponsor name: 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
UK Department: 
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
Duration: 
05/10/2008 - 04/30/2011

The literature on drug-impaired driving, or "drugged" driving, has not experienced the same growth as the alcohol-related DUI literature despite the early and continued recognition that drug-impaired driving is a major public health concern. This application proposes a study to examine alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired driving in rural Appalachia, a group of DUI offenders who are virtually unstudied.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
John Webster, webster@email.uky.edu

Appalachian Kentucky Bridges to Success

Sponsor name: 
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
UK Department: 
Rural Ky Healthcare
Duration: 
07/11/2008 - 06/30/2013

Kentucky has set a goal of increasing the educational attainment level of the Commonwealth to the national average by 2020, and to do this Kentucky needs to double the number of baccalaureate degree holders over the next] 4 years, from roughly 400,000 in 2000 to nearly 800,000 by 2020, This goal is especially daunting for educational institutions serving the eastern (Appalachian) region of Kentucky.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Baretta Casey, bcase2@email.uky.edu

University of Kentucky Legal Education Access Program

Sponsor name: 
Department of Justice
UK Department: 
Law Instruction
Duration: 
07/01/2008 - 12/31/2010

The goal of the Legal Education Access Project (LEAP) is to lessen the traditional underrepresentation of economically disadvantaged rural, urban and minority communities within the legal profession; and to increase the number of lawyers practicing in Kentucky's economically disadvantaged rural, urban and minority communities.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Mary Davis, mjdavis@email.uky.edu

Disparities in Mental Health Outcomes Between Rural and Nonrural Lung Cancer Survivors

Sponsor name: 
KY Lung Cancer Research Fund
UK Department: 
Behavioral Science
Duration: 
12/01/2008 - 11/30/2010

Healthy People 2010 establishes an agenda for improving the nation's physical and mental health. One of the goals of Healthy People 2010 is the elimination of disparities in physical and mental health due to certain population characteristics such as race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status or geographic area of residence. It is well known that cancer diagnosis and treatment can significantly affect an individual's mental health.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Michael Andrykowski, mandry@email.uky.edu

Teaching Careers in Rural Schools

Sponsor name: 
Spencer Foundation
UK Department: 
Martin School of Public Policy
Duration: 
08/01/2009 - 07/31/2011

We are examining the effect of KERA not simply on teacher attributes and behavior, but also on the aggregate features of the schools and districts serving students in the state of Kentucky.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
E Toma, eugenia.toma@uky.edu

Children, Youth and Families at Risk Liaison

Sponsor name: 
Department of Agriculture
UK Department: 
Nutrition and Food Science
Duration: 
06/01/2009 - 05/31/2013

I will provide technical assistance to assigned CYFAR projects which will include review and feedback on annual reports, renewal applications, program inquiries, and conduct site visit to universities/institutions and community sites for programmatic and administrative review. Site visits will include observations, interviews, and assess progress towards sustainability, community and technology. I will provide technical reports to CSREES NPL and the project director for management purposes.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Janet Kurzynske, jkurzyns@email.uky.edu

Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care

Sponsor name: 
Health Resources and Services Administration
UK Department: 
Family Practice & Community Medicine
Duration: 
09/01/2000 - 08/31/2011

The purpose of the proposed project is to expand the academic, research, and service components of community medicine in the Department by: (1) integrating the advances made in practice- based research and community engagement that the Department has succeeded in accomplishing over the past 7 years, and (2) developing an expanded role in advocacy and coordination for underserved populations by educating students on issues of community health.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Samuel Matheny, matheny@email.uky.edu

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program

Sponsor name: 
Health Resources and Services Administration
UK Department: 
Rural Ky Healthcare
Duration: 
09/01/2000 - 08/31/2010

The Kentucky Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (KRHFP/Flex) is under the auspice of the Kentucky State Office of Rural Health (KSORH), which is housed within the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence for Rural Health (UK CERH) located in Hazard, a rural area in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky. The vision of the KRHFP is to help sustain access to appropriate healthcare services of high qualify in rural communifles by strengthening and improving the rural healthcare infrastructure.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Larry Allen, lalle2@email.uky.edu

Health Education Leadership, KY

Sponsor name: 
Cooperative State Research Education and Extension
UK Department: 
Family & Consumer Sciences
Duration: 
09/01/2009 - 08/31/2012

The Health Education Leadership KY Project utilizes the existing infrastructure of the HEEL program to impact the health status of Kentuckians. Health Education Leadership, KY Project impacts the health status of Kentuckians by: Focusing on developing strategies to address two - three major unmet health needs in Kentucky. Working with university-community teams, the project will develop family focused strategies that can be piloted in local communities utilizing community participatory research techniques to inform Extension programs.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Ann Vail, avail2@email.uky.edu

Youth E-Discovery Challenge

Sponsor name: 
Appalachian Regional Commission
UK Department: 
Community & Leadership Development
Duration: 
10/01/2009 - 09/30/2010

The purpose is to provide materials and incentives for teachers in 18 distressed rural Appalachian counties to develop entrepreneurial talent in middle school students so they will have the capacity to develop businesses.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Ronald Hustedde, rhusted@email.uky.edu