Martin County has been experiencing a water crisis for decades, with the 8th highest cost of water in the state. A participant of the CCTS Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky co-authored a report how residents, many of whom can’t afford their water bills, are impacted.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have been studying the health impact of offering vouchers to employees for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, which provide weekly bundles of fresh produce.
The five-year, $3.2 million project called Communities Helping the Hearing of Infants by Reaching Parents, or CHHIRP, aims to improve the process of timely access to diagnostic tests by pairing families with patient navigators.
The program trains undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds how to conduct health equity research. Participants develop and implement a project in their home communities and are compensated for their work.