Interventions - Disability and Accessibility

Mar 3 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Health and Wellbeing: Rural Strengths and Challenges Virtual Seminar Series

Health and Wellbeing: Rural Strengths and Challenges Virtual Seminar Series

Hosted by the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Research Committee
with representation from the UK College of Health Sciences, College of Public Health, College of Social Work and the College of Medicine

This seminar series will explore and discuss the intersection between science, community culture and traditions, policy and politics on the long-term health, healthcare, community participation, and quality of life of individuals living in rural communities. Not only will the challenges and barriers be discussed, but also the local supports and “Bright Spots” that are examples of how to get the job done.


What is rural and rural well-being?

March 3, 2021: Interventions - Disability and Accessibility
Patrick Kitzman, Professor at UK College of Health Science, Department of Physical Therapy and Director of Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network


For questions or additional information:

 Melissa Slone,
Dr. Patrick Kitzman,

Patrick Kitzman, PhD, MSPT is a Professor in the UK Physical Therapy Program where his teaching and research focus on individuals with disabilities related to conditions such as spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). In 2008 he co-founded the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN), a network of people with SCI, stroke and TBI, healthcare providers, educators, researchers, state and local organizations and other community stakeholders committed to the health and well-being of people with disabilities, especially those in rural and underserved communities. Since its inception, Dr. Kitzman has served as the Director of KARRN.