The Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN) is a collaborative team that advocates to empower communities impacted by disability. Established in 2008, this community-engaged network has investigated and developed strategies to reduce disability and improve quality of life for individuals with neurological impairments (spinal cord injury (SCI), brain injury (BI), stroke, etc.) living in underserved and impoverished rural Appalachian counties. Under the umbrella of KARRN is the Physical Therapy student-ran Project CARAT (Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology). The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health is pleased to be a long-standing partner of KARRN and Project CARAT.
For more information about the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network, click here to visit their website or contact:
Patrick Kitzman, PhD, MSPT
Director, Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network
University of Kentucky