Students Participate in Healthalachia Innovation Project

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) is providing funding and technical assistance for three student groups involved in the Healthalachia Innovation Project.  Healthalachia encourages student teams to identify a community problem they want to address, and then review local data, trends, and research to develop a strategic plan of action with key stakeholders. 

Students from Paintsville Independent School, Pikeville Independent School and Magoffin County School are this year’s participants.  They brainstormed creative solutions for the looming opioid crisis during the first Healthalachia, which was held Oct. 25, as part of the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) Summit, a semi-annual event hosted by the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative for the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI).

Students will implement their proposed projects between now and the end of March 2018.  Each group will return in April to present their project findings at the next ARI FIRE Summit and the UK CERH Appalachian Research Day.  With support from United Way of Southeastern Kentucky, UK CERH Director Fran Feltner (pictured above) presented $1,000 grants to each Healthalachia team.

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) is providing funding and technical assistance for three student groups involved in the Healthalachia Innovation Project.  Healthalachia encourages student teams to identify a community problem they want to address, and then review local data, trends, and research to develop a strategic plan of action with key stakeholders.  Students from Paintsville Independent School, Pikeville Independent School and Magoffin County School (pictured above) are this year’s participants.  They brainstormed creative solutions for the looming opioid crisis during the first Healthalachia, which was held Oct. 25, as part of the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) Summit, a semi-annual event hosted by the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative for the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI).  Students will implement their proposed projects between now and the end of March 2018.  Each group will return in April to present their project findings at the next ARI FIRE Summit and the UK CERH Appalachian Research Day.  With support from United Way of Southeastern Kentucky, UK CERH Director Fran Feltner (pictured above) presented $1,000 grants to each Healthalachia team.