Partnerships That Make a Difference: The Appalachian Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project

partnerships-TNTAs part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. The university will be celebrating its status as an engaged institution throughout the year by featuring these individual examples in articles that highlight their unique contribution to the community.

The Appalachian Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project

Clay County, Kentucky, was recently described by the New York Times as the “hardest place in the U.S. to live.” Since 2013, UT and Clay County have been working together to winterize local homes, build a clean drinking water kiosk, distribute and demonstrate carbon monoxide monitors based on the type of heating sources many families use, conduct health surveys, assess flood damages, train hospital staff on basic and advanced disaster life support, and develop prototypes for homes.

Related Video: Appalachian Water Kiosk Update