CLIK Graduates

2018 CLIK Graduates


Project Title

Target Population

Project Focus

Sandra Back

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Educator 

Juniper Health

SA Prevention & Life Skills Training for Breathitt 7th Graders

Breathitt County

Substance Abuse

Kacie Bledsoe

Practice Facilitator

St. Claire Medical Center

Zooming-In on Tobacco Cessation Classes

Rowan County

Tobacco Cessation

Ben Bramen


Perry County Wellness Coalition

The Medical Mile at Black Gold Plaza

Perry County

Physical  Activity

Matthew Coleman 

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Educator

Juniper Health

SA Prevention & Life Skills Training Lee Co. Middle School

Lee County

Substance Abuse

Emma Davidson

Child Care Health Educator

KY River District Health Department

5210 (Child Care Centers in Perry County)

Perry County

Physical  Activity

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Marjorie Ferguson

Community Health Worker

Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital

Adapting Stanford's CDSMP to KY's Appalachian Culture

Boyd County

Chronic Disease

Carol Huckelby

Program Specialist

Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Health Care Provider Education to Prevent Substance Abuse

Clinton, Cumberland and McCreary Counties

Substance Abuse

Debi Sexton

Field Director, Appal-TREE Project

Community Farm Alliance

Keeping Our Fork!

Harlan and Letcher Counties

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

Katherine Ullery


Barren River District Health Department

Eating with Diabetes

Hart and Edmonson Counties



2017-18 CLIK Participants


Project Title

Project Goal

Jimmy Cantrell



Appalachian Outdoorsman Association

Morgan County Health Extravaganza

Increase awareness and encourage healthy habits of student athletes and parents/guardians in partnership with the Morgan County Youth Soccer league by providing healthy snacks and education will during soccer practices and matches.

Betsy Clemons

Executive Director

Hazard-Perry County  Chamber of Commerce

Extending the Walking Path of the River Arts Greenway

Provide infrastructure and programming to support walking for recreation and exercise in downtown Hazard and to encourage families to participate in gamified walking programs.

Elisha Fisher

Health Educator

Barren River District Health Department

Wellness Works

Implement and evaluate an employee wellness pilot to discover best practices at the local level for CDC Work@Health program and GO365 screenings. 

Morgan Fowler

Director of Operations

Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital

Community Guided Focus Group: Disparities in Treatment for Breast Cancer

Identify and evaluate barriers women face in rural community related to access to care for cancer treatment.

Ashley Nicole Gibson

TLC2 Practice Facilitator

St. Clair Regional Medical Center

A School-based Tobacco Cessation Program: An Alternative Approach to Disciplinary Action

Provide option of tobacco cessation education and tools, as opposed to suspension, for students being disciplined for using tobacco on campus. Evaluate the prevalence of tobacco use to establish a baseline in future cessation efforts. 

Mary Alice Prater

Faculty and Success Coach

Maysville Community and Technical College Montgomery and Rowan Campuses

Fit for Life

Provide educational materials and implement exercise/walking opportunities to college students as a means of establishing life-long fitness habits that can also enhance successful academic performance.

Mayur Ramesh Shah


Backpack Program

Learning Lessons from Community Backpack Programs: Best Practices and Opportunities

Create online, integrated database of outreach and delivery activities of the backpack program.

Sherrie Stidham

Health Educator

KY River District Health Department

100% Tobacco Free Schools

Make all school property and venues 100% tobacco free, everyone, everywhere, all the time, including smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, and all other forms of tobacco.

2015 CLIK Participants

2015 CLIK Participants


Project Focus

Project Goal

Shannon Adams, MSN, RN

Project Manager

KY Rural Health, Information Technology

Project Affecting Care Transitions

Utilize a patient navigation service to reduce/remove barriers that contribute to poor health outcomes and high-utilization of healthcare dollars.

Holly West, MS

Healthcare Innovator and Grant Writer

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital

Using the Social Influences Resistance Model to improve youth tobacco and substance-abuse prevention and control: Is it effective?

Enhance youth tobacco and substance abuse prevention and control among elementary and middle school-aged students by facilitating two-hour school-based sessions utilizing components of the Social Influences Resistance Model.

Kelli Thompson

Student Agency Lead

Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative

Ensuring Growth is Our Business

Teach students how to grow a winter garden and the health benefits of wise food choices.

Teach students entrepreneurial skills.

Brittany Martin

Health Planner and AmeriCorp VISTA

Big Sandy Healthcare Inc.

Community Coordinated Diabetes Screening and Outreach Project in Martin County

Improve the health and quality of life of residents in low-income senior housing.

Offer diabetes risk assessments and A1c testing and increase awareness and utilization of local diabetes prevention and management resources.

Jill Conway

Provider Liaison

Hospice of the Bluegrass

Medical Order Scope of Treatment (MOST) Form Advanced Planning Education

Implement training for providers and key clinical staff to begin effectively using the new Kentucky Medical Order Scope of Treatment (MOST) Form. Improve chronic illness education, disease progression, and understanding to lead to lower overall healthcare cost for chronic disease management.

Ashley Harkins, RN

Licensed Diabetes Educator

Kentucky River District Health Department

Stick It To Diabetes

Demonstrate the efficacy of Diabetes Self- Management Education classes and participants’ lifestyle changes by comparing A1c values every three months for one year.

Sarah Osborne

21st Century Learning Center Coordinator

Leslie County Schools

Get Fit Academy

Increase awareness among students and caretakers about the importance of three components of healthy living outlined in the Healthy Kids Out Of School Initiative: Drink Right, Move More and Snack Right.

Emily Cornett

AmeriCorp Vista

Discover Downtown Middlesboro

Analyzing the Impact of Trail Usage on Health Outcomes in Middlesboro

Measure annual participation in existing trails and downtown walking areas by utilizing WayCount Lite Counters and Wayfinding signs.

2014 CLIK Participants

2014 CLIK Participants

*Not Pictured: Kelsey Tackett


Project Focus

Project  Goal

Sandy Bowling

LKLP (Leslie, Knott, Letcher, and Perry) Community Action Council, Hazard

Physical Activity/Nutrition

Increase physical activity and healthy eating among clients at LKLP Compassionate Hearts Adult Day Care.

Neva Francis

Kentucky One Health- St. Joseph Martin, Martin 


Improve diabetic patients’ compliance with their treatment plans

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Sandy Hogg

 Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative (KVEC), Hazard

Wellness and Diabetes

Implement a staff wellness and diabetes awareness program for KVEC staff

Stephen Richardson

Knott County Board of Education, Hindman

Dental Health

Promote good brushing habits among K-2 students

Haley Siler

Barren River District Health Department, Bowling Green


Improve healthy eating/cooking among SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)  recipients in Hart, Edmonson, and Metcalfe counties

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Kelsey Tackett

 Floyd County Schools, Hi Hat


Teach female middle and high school students how to grow, maintain, and utilize garden fresh food