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Community Service

Patrick Kitzman, PT, PhD
Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assisted Technology: Together One Priority (CARAT TOP) KARRN Project
KY Council on Developmental Disabilities
This project develops an integrated community-engaged approach to expand capacity of the existing Project CARAT service-learning program at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health; specifically 1) increase the capacity to provide refurbished durable medical equipment/assistive technology to the region, 2) provide a service opportunity to more effectively engage the community, and 3) engage local high school students to be change agents within their community. 
Project Period: 07/2021 to 06/2023
Total Value: $112,001

Cheryl Vanderford, MPAS, PA-C
2021 Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking Initiative
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
This planning stipend enables recipients to educate youth, families, and communities about the potentially harmful consequences of underage and problem drinking among individuals 12 to 25 years old. 
Project Period: 07/2021 to 12/31/2021
Total Value: $750

Brandi White, PhD, MPH
Food Security Project for Equity
Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign
This innovative, community-based project features the weekly delivery for five months of fresh and healthy foods, nutrition education and activities to 25 households with children less than 5 years old living in public housing who identify as food insecure using the USDA's US Household Food Security Survey Module.
Project Period: 04/01/2021 to 03/31/2022
Total Award: $24,960