Enhancing Capacity & Building Relationships for Local Solutions
The Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky is a leadership development training program offered 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 community research and capacity-building competencies in community leaders, directors, and administrators.
The overall goal of the program is to assist community leaders associated with organizations that engage and empower communities to reduce health disparities, leverage funding, and learn how to use data to improve services and programs.
To accomplish the goals of the Institute, the full participation of each individual selected is necessary. To successfully complete the Institute, participants must:
Attend all training sessions and present their project during the graduation session.
Bring in real world projects to ensure that there is a “real world deliverable” that builds organizational and community capacity.
Provide a brief 6-month and 1-year progress report.
Training Sessions Include:
Grant Proposal Writing
Accessing and Mining Public Datasets
Quality Improvement/Ensuring Evidence Based Practice
Assessing Community Health Needs
Program Evaluation/Data Analysis
Designing and Implementing a Solid Budget
Advanced Public Speaking
Each participant’s organization will receive a $2500 grant for their participation in this competitive program and completion of proposed project. Priority will be given to leaders from Appalachian counties in Kentucky (http://www.arc.gov/counties). In addition, priority will be given to applicants who propose projects consistent with the UK CCTS Community Engagement and Research Program’s areas of interest including:
Cancer prevention (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation)
Reducing obesity and sedentary lifestyle
Chronic disease (diabetes, cardiovascular disease) prevention or management
Substance abuse prevention and treatment
Not every young adult feels compelled to remind Grandma to check her blood sugar, but Brittany Martin, a CLIK graduate, is not a typical young adult. The 26-year-old Hazard native served as diabetes coordinator for Big Sandy Diabetes Coalition in Prestonburg, where she worked developed a community screening program to prevent, detect, and treat diabetes.
of the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky
17 Appalachian Counties
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