Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Institute taking applications through Dec. 18 for assistance to health-related research projects in Kentucky

The Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky, which provides research and leadership training, funding and technical support for health-related research projects, is accepting applications for its 2019 class.

Among other things, participants will gain a broader perspective of community health issues, improve their grant-writing skills, learn how to create databases and better surveys, and enhance their leadership skills. The program's goal is to engage and empower communities to reduce health disparities, leverage funding and learn how to use data to improve services and programs.

Each participant's organization will also receive a $2,500 grant for their participation in the program and upon completion of their proposed project, with some additional requirements.

Priority will be given to leaders from Appalachian Kentucky and to projects related to cancer prevention (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation), reducing obesity and sedentary lifestyle, prevention and management of chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and prevention and treatment of substance abuse.

The sessions will be held at the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard. Click here for a list of dates. Applications are due by Tuesday, Dec. 18, for approximately 12 available slots. Contact Beth Bowling at beth.bowling@uky.edu or 606-439-3557, ext. 83545 for more information.

CLIK is offered through a partnership of the center, the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science Community Engagement and Research Program and the Kentucky Office of Rural Health.

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