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Project CARAT: Get Involved

View this brochure to learn about Project CARAT and how you can get involved.


COVID-19 Impact on Those Living with SCI

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the SCI community this past year. In order to keep our community informed, NASCIC has taken the initiative to put together a white paper of all current evidence-based information and knowledge about COVID-19 related to those living with SCI.

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Survey Opportunity

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN) are inviting you to take part in an online survey gathering information about the myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions individuals with disabilities deal with in their daily lives. The accompanying cover letter also spells out the overall criteria for participating in this survey.

By agreeing to participate in this survey, you will be contributing to our understanding of myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes people with disabilities such as yours experience in their communities. Specifically, the purpose of this research is to gather information about the challenges you face, personal beliefs, and experiences you have related to stereotypes, misconceptions, and... Read More


Project CARAT featured in Medical News publication

Roughly one in seven Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance, seriously curbing access to this essential equipment for patients who lack proper coverage.

The University of Kentucky’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) in Hazard is working to bridge this gap for Kentucky patients through a project that repairs and redistributes used medical equipment to communities in need.

The full article is available on page 8 of the Medical News August 2020 Publication.


UK Staff and Students Refurbish Needed Medical Equipment

The University of Kentucky Physical Therapy program is taking learning outside of the classroom all while helping those in the community get needed medical equipment. 

According to the CDC, one in four Americans live with a disability; however, necessary equipment isn't always cheap. The average cost of a wheelchair, for example, ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance.

That's why in 2013, Dr. Partick Kitzman, a professor at the UK, decided to create a service learning program where students refurbish medical equipment for those who may not be able to afford it.

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UK Faculty, Students Refurbish and Provide Medical Equipment in Rural Kentucky

By Lauren Thompson

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2020) — Roughly one in seven Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance, seriously curbing access to this essential equipment for patients who lack proper coverage. The University of Kentucky’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) in Hazard is working to bridge this gap for Kentucky patients through a project that repairs and redistributes used medical equipment to communities in need. 

Project CARAT—short for Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive... Read More


UK collaborative team receives funding to refurbish and provide essential medical equipment in rural Kentucky

Roughly 1 in 7 Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges from $500 to $2,000 without insurance, seriously curbing access to this essential equipment for patients who lack proper coverage. The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) in Hazard is working to bridge this gap for Kentucky patients through a project that repairs and redistributes used medical equipment to communities in need. Students watch as Dr. Pat Kitzman teaches how to refurbish medical equipment.

Project CARAT—short for Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology— began in... Read More


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