Current Projects


Passport Health Plan - $49,997.  Role of Family Health Brokers (FHBs) in managing Chronic Disease Conditions and Serious Mental Health Issues of Refugees: A Pilot Study.  Bibhuti K. Sar

NIH - $90,881 for "Dementia and Physical Disablement Processes among Aging Latinos" project - Sunshine Rote

JustFundKy - $5000 grant to support the LGBT Adolescent Health Campaign for recruitment advertising of his project with the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research - Maurice Gattis

RUMIS - Responsible use of Motivational Interviewing in Schools - Dr. Andy Frey

JCPS Early Childhood Mental Health Services - Jefferson County Public Schools -  $87,640 -  Dr. Andy Frey


Kentuckiana Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA)        Faul (PI)           09/01/2017-08/30/2018

2017 KIPDA Needs Assessment :

Older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities living in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble county, are invited to participate in a Community Needs Assessment conducted by the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and sponsored by the KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living. This research study allows your voice to be heard in planning future social services that will be available from KIPDA in your community. Share your opinion by completing the KIPDA Needs Assessment.

Kentucky Fund for the Arts               Faul (PI)                      01/012017 – 03/01/2018

EngAGE Arts:

Veteran volunteers age 50+ are invited to participate in an intergenerational arts research program with local high school students. Help impact the life of a student by sharing your life experiences and encouraging them to build strong relationships with other adults in their lives. No art experience is needed. Art programs will focus on storytelling so that veterans and high school students can learn from each other. Commitment is one afternoon a week for seven weeks. 

Department of Veteran Affairs         Faul (PI)                       01/10/2017-02/01/2018

The Development and Evaluation of the VIKINGS educational curriculum :

The VIKINGS educational curriculum is a series of four online modules that enhance awareness and increase utilization of Veteran services. Funding for this curriculum is provided by a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Vikings Curriculum is run by the Kentuckiana Veterans Integration Coalition. The Coalition works to ensure Veterans have access to the services and support they need to maintain healthy, active and independent lives by increasing community knowledge of resources, access to service and care coordination. Key partners of the Coalition include the Kentuckians Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) and the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging. 

(BHWET) Behavioral Health Workforce and Training Program -Health Res. & Services Admin -  $480,000 - Dr. Anna C. Faul

  • The Behavioral Health Workforce and Training Program (BHWET) has a fourfold purpose: 1) To expand behavioral health student placements to provide integrated behavioral health-primary care service to vulnerable older adults as part of the Flourish Care Coordination Model; 2) To enhance the training in behavioral health prevention and clinical interventions through the Professional Certificate in Rural Geriatric Interdisciplinary Integrated Behavioral Health-Primary Care; 3) To enhance the service delivery of the Flourish Model by enriched behavioral health assessments and evidence-based treatment modalities and serving patients and family member via the enhanced Flourish model as a Project ECHO replication site; and 4) To develop qualified graduates who successfully demonstrate competencies in delivering behavioral health services to vulnerable older adults.

Mixed-methods study of organizational supports used by private child welfare agencies to facilitate evidence use

Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) - Federally funded research grant to strengthen the country's child welfare agency workforce, and ultimately to improve the lives of the children it serves.

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)  - Health Resources and Services Administration - Anna C. Faul (PI) 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018.  

  • The Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project (GWEP) has a threefold purpose: 1) to develop an interprofessional education center at the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging, that educates and prepares students and professionals from medicine, nursing, social work, dentistry, pharmacy, and community health partners, to function within a transformed integrated patient-centered geriatric primary care and community based service delivery system; 2) to focus the education on creating a workforce that improves the patient experience and clinical outcomes, reduces the cost of care, and improves the work life for those delivering care, and 3) to create Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)–friendly communities through ADRD education and training of clinical staff, community partners, persons with dementia, and caregivers.
    Robert Wood Johnson Project Award

CHAMPS II - Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services

 JSOCCP – Juvenile Sexual Offending Counselor Certification Program

 The Women’s Health Research Study

CFL – Credit for Learning Program

 STRC – Survivors of Torture Recovery Center

 CPRR – Center for Promoting Recovery and Resilience of Traumatized Children and Youth

 Safespace - Promotes early identification and treatment of trauma and behavioral health needs of children entering out-of-home care.

First Step Next - Interventional programs targeting social competency, problem behavior, and academic engagement in school settings for students with challenging behavior.

HTRI - Human Trafficking Research Initiative

Stepping Up 4 Your Child - Aims to enhance non-custodial fathers’ involvement with their children through a program of fatherhood and healthy relationship education, as well as economic self sufficiency case management.

 CWTP - Child Welfare Training Project's primary goal is to strengthen the Commonwealth's child welfare, family preservation, and juvenile service components of the social service system through the delivery of high quality staff training and educational programs.