Projects & Industry Partners

Meeting with potential CHOT membersOur Projects

The University of Louisville has five industry member-directed projects:

Community Health Improvement Network (CHIN)

Project participants will engage in one or more innovative "consumer-directed" community health information sharing networks designed to improve ability for people and organizations to more easily share health and well-being data to improve care coordination and support research across the community. 

Comprehensive Systematic Literature Review

Conduct a comprehensive literature review of global peer-reviewed journals to inform industry partner's community investment strategy and results.

Emotional Well-being

Utilize the UofL Center for Creative Placehealing (CCP) model to support a culturally-responsive process in Louisville's Smoketown neighborhood designed by IDEAS xLab to cultivate youth leadership, hope, and emotional well-being. The project will support IDEAS xLab’s work with young people from the Louisville Youth Group (LGBTQ), Meyzeek Middle School Justice League and Bates Kingdom Academy: A Freedom School who will select and collaborate with artists who have the lived the diverse experiences of the young people. 

Culturally-responsive approach to Care-giving and Employee Engagement

Examine the role of hope, culture and well-being for employee development within a non-clinical care organization. the project is designed to improve employee engagement, development, and retention using a framework and interventions that capitalize on culture and public health.

Hopebox Evaluation

Exploring the impact of The Smoketown Hopebox Corporation (Hopebox), on the well-being of neighborhood residents and the organizations governing the non-profit. The Hopebox is being formed to improve the health and well-being of people who are born, grow, live, work, learn, and age in the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville. 

Utilizing Telehealth to Impact Burn Wound Care

Our project partner is the only facility of its kind providing burn care in Kentucky, and is seeking to learn how to improve patient access and follow-up care, especially among those in rural and far-reaching locations in the state. The project is designed to reduce patients lost to follow-up, increase their capacity to deal with patient population expansion, and increase patient compliance, with the desired objective being improved healing, functionality, and mobility. 

Obesity Prevention Program

Engage the cultural/creative industries, health organizations, corporate sector and government, in development of a shared health prevention narrative that can serve as a meaningful communication/marketing platform for increasing urban/rural cooperation in obesity prevention

Chaplaincy Certification Review

The purpose of this study is to understand the strengths of current chaplaincy certification processes as well as to identify concerns and questions about the processes involved in professional spiritual care certification.


Our Industry Partners:

Center-wide Projects

Current research themes and projects for all CHOT University sites can be found here


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