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

Five Eastern Kentucky Communities Receive Mini-Grants to Spark Engagement and Investment in their Downtowns
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Five Eastern Kentucky Communities Receive Mini-Grants to Spark Engagement and Investment in their Downtowns

By Shane Barton, CEDIK Downtown Revitalization Coordinator Five communities in eastern Kentucky are receiving mini-grants to invest in their downtown revitalization strategies as part of the work of the Promise Zone Downtown Revitalization POWER grant awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The lead entity, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment’s … Continue reading

Midterm Update – Summer Intern Project in Manchester, Kentucky
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Midterm Update – Summer Intern Project in Manchester, Kentucky

By Ryan Sandwick, CEDIK Community Design Specialist This summer CEDIK is leading a multi-disciplinary intern cohort in Manchester, Kentucky to complete a downtown plan that will serve as a foundation for future revitalization efforts. Last month we wrote a blog announcing the project, and now we’d love to share a midterm update with y’all. The … Continue reading

CEDIK Summer Interns Begin Inventory of Downtown Manchester, Kentucky
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CEDIK Summer Interns Begin Inventory of Downtown Manchester, Kentucky

By Ryan Sandwick, Community Design Specialist Introduction As part of CEDIK’s larger Downtown Revitalization Project this summer, our community design specialist, Ryan Sandwick, is leading an intern cohort in Manchester, KY. Consisting of 4 multi-disciplinary interns this effort has been specifically tailored for Manchester, where the students will study the city’s built and natural environments … Continue reading

The 3 Key Questions to Ask Business Owners in Your Community
Entrepreneurship / Main Street / Small Businesses

The 3 Key Questions to Ask Business Owners in Your Community

By Luke Ramsay, CEDIK Economic Development Extension Specialist The Business Retention and Expansion Program (BRE) is….a mouthful. However, when it’s boiled down to its most basic components, BRE is a way for communities to engage their businesses in an approach that leads to growth and stability. Simple as that. Usually, we think about BRE as … Continue reading

Recap of Winter ‘18 Downtown Revitalization Convening in Barbourville, Kentucky
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Recap of Winter ‘18 Downtown Revitalization Convening in Barbourville, Kentucky

By Shane Barton, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator On Tuesday, March 6th Promise Zone Downtown Revitalization partners and stakeholders came together for the Winter 2018 quarterly convening hosted in Barbourville at the Knox County Extension Office.  This convening follows the previous one hosted in Harlan, KY and again provided a dedicated space and time for downtown collaboration … Continue reading

Regional Differences in Ambulance Service Ownership and Management
Healthy Communities / Research

Regional Differences in Ambulance Service Ownership and Management

By Su Troske and Sookti Chaudhary Emergency care for an individual often begins when Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and/or Paramedics arrive in an ambulance. Communities must find a way to provide this essential service to their residents. Federal legislation has allowed communities flexibility in determining who provides ambulance services. We define 5 models, or ownership … Continue reading