University of Kentucky Center for Rural Health | Hazard, Kentucky
The Center for Rural Health was established by the General Assembly to address the unique and growing problems of rural health. Programs include family practice residency and clinic services; educational programs for physical therapy, social work, clinical laboratory sciences, and nursing; research programs for health policy decision-making; and service programs to support community-initiated action.
The facility also houses nursing and allied health programs of Hazard Community College and the State Office of Rural Health. The project develops a model for interdisciplinary health care for the region, practiced by graduates and participants of the Center’s programs, while also giving rural residents programs for informed decision-making, bringing needed educational programs to place-bound rural residents, and helping the university achieve its top-twenty research goal to improve the health of rural Kentuckians.