Community Engagement and Research

Empowering Local Solutions for Health

The Community Engagement and Research Core connects community, clinical, and academic  partners in community-engaged research to address priority health needs and improve health outcomes in Kentucky and Appalachia. 

CLIK Recipient Brittany Martin Screening for Diabetes
Appalachian Translational Research Network 2018 Summit: Addressing Health Disparities through Collaborative Research

September 20-21, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center. Register now! »

Making a Difference


Graduates of Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky


ROI on Appalachian Translational Research Network Grants


Appalachian Counties Impacted in FY17

Community Engagement News

  • Roots and Heritage 2018 1
    • Sep 17 2018

    The CCTS team hosted booths at the Roots & Heritage Festival on Sept. 8 and the Festival Latino on Sept. 15 to provide opportunities for the community to ask questions about participating in research and learn about getting involved.

  • Nancy Schoenberg and Carrie Oser
    • Jul 25 2018

    As a step toward improving health equity, the University of Kentucky Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) was established and recently approved by the UK Board of Trustees. The mission of CHET is to build and enhance innovative, transdisciplinary and impactful research and training aimed at improving the health of vulnerable Kentucky residents.

  • Don Helme discusses with a focus group.
    • Jul 19 2018

    University of Kentucky health communication researcher Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of a larger effort to develop solutions to the state’s opioid epidemic.