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
Apply Now for Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky

The Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK) is an intensive leadership development training program offered in Hazard, Ky. by the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the Kentucky Office of Rural Health, and the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program. The Institute is designed to enhance research and capacity-building competencies in community leaders, senior staff, directors and administrators. There are up to 12 positions available for the 2019 class. Applications are due Dec. 18. 

Making a Difference


Graduates of Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky


ROI on Appalachian Translational Research Network Grants


Appalachian Counties Impacted in FY17

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