College of Public Health students graduating
Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center

Impact

Community Engagement

The Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center (KAPHTC) organized a learning collaborative for accreditation coordinators through which training and roundtable discussions were held on topics of accreditation readiness. From this collaborative, a need for site-specific technical assistance with community health assessments and the transition to community health improvement plans arose. 

Jay Swacker

Jay Swacker, a student in the Masters of Hospital Administration program at the University of Kentucky, is currently employed full-time in the University of Kentucky's Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research.  Jay has already earned a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.  Jay is interested in areas "where population health and clinical health converge."  His practicum placement at the White House Clinics, supported by a stipend from the Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center, provided an opportunity for Jay to bring together his strong analytical background with his new understanding of health care and public health.