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Summer 2019 Promise Zone Downtown Convening Recap
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Summer 2019 Promise Zone Downtown Convening Recap

By Shane Barton, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator The summer ‘19 Promise Zone Downtown Revitalization stakeholder convening was recently held in Williamsburg, Kentucky on Friday, July 19th, 2019, at the Whitley County Fine Arts Extension & Community Arts Center.  The Fine Arts Center, located on Main Street in the heart of downtown, offered a central location to … Continue reading

CEDIK Summer 2019 Interns: Harlan County, Kentucky
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CEDIK Summer 2019 Interns: Harlan County, Kentucky

By Ryan Sandwick, CEDIK Community Design Specialist Building upon the successes of last year’s summer community design internship program that focused on downtown Manchester, we are excited to share the work our 2019 interns have been doing in downtown Harlan this summer. Partnering with ONE Harlan County and the Mountain Mural Mega Fest, the students … Continue reading

Ambulance Services: How Does Kentucky Compare to the U.S.?
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Ambulance Services: How Does Kentucky Compare to the U.S.?

By SuZanne Troske, CEDIK Research Associate At CEDIK, we have three studies of ambulance services in the U.S.: Ambulance Ownership Type and Quality of Service: http://isfe.uky.edu/research/2019/ambulance-service-ownership-and-management-how-it-affects-quality-service-delivery Ambulance Usage by Medicare Beneficiaries: https://ruhrc.uky.edu/publications/do-hospital-closures-affect-patient-time-in-an-ambulance/ EMS Response Times and Hospital Closures: https://ruhrc.uky.edu/publications/medicare-ambulance-services/ Our goals in researching ambulance services are: To understand quality and costs of ambulance services and … Continue reading

March 2019 Promise Zone Downtown Convening Recap
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March 2019 Promise Zone Downtown Convening Recap

The first Promise Zone Downtown Revitalization stakeholder convening of 2019 was held Tuesday, March 5th in Middlesboro, Kentucky at the newly constructed Southeast Community and Technical College Middlesboro Educational Alliance Center. The center features applied medical training facilities utilizing technology to advance the career readiness of students enrolled in a variety of health related degrees. … Continue reading

Fall 2018 Promise Zone Downtown Convening Recap
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Fall 2018 Promise Zone Downtown Convening Recap

By Shane Barton, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator On Thursday, October 4th Promise Zone Downtown Revitalization partners and stakeholders came together for the Fall ‘18 convening hosted by CEDIK and local stakeholders in Hazard, Kentucky.  The “Queen City of Mountains” proved to be a great location for the gathering of nearly 50 stakeholders.   Hazard’s unique location nestled … Continue reading

Entrepreneurs: Are there Differences Across Rural and Urban Kentucky?
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Entrepreneurs: Are there Differences Across Rural and Urban Kentucky?

By Lucas Taulbee, CEDIK Graduate Research Assistant CEDIK, in collaboration with other research colleagues, conducted the Kentucky Entrepreneurship Survey in 2013. The goal of the survey was to learn more about entrepreneurship in Kentucky and to fill gaps in the entrepreneurship literature. The survey allows us to explore the differences between rural and urban entrepreneurs … Continue reading

The Art of Working with Others – Using Art to Enhance Health Coalitions and Their Work
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The Art of Working with Others – Using Art to Enhance Health Coalitions and Their Work

By Melody Nall, CEDIK Engagement Director “Music therapy”, “Art therapy”, “Arts and Healing” are terms most are familiar with in the healthcare field. However, how often do we think of using art as a conversation starter with community health coalitions or with the general community that coalitions are trying to reach? Utilizing art as a … Continue reading