Projects & Industry Partners

Meeting with potential CHOT membersOur Projects

The University of Louisville is currently working with eight organizations on nine industry driven projects:

Community Health Improvement Network (CHIN)

Project participants will participate in year 2 of a collaborative health improvement network (CHIN) for type II diabetes patients driven by consumer-owned and controlled data. Each project participant will have an opportunity to invite a set of consumers and caregivers to participate in a series of online activities to engage consumers and those who support their health and care.

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. 

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.

Advancements in Social Determinants of Health

Research has consistently shown that where and how people live is equally, if not more, influential than clinical care on individuals' lives. Therefore, It is vital to understand where research stands with regard to key social factors and the efficacy of related interventions. This project will review the literature around identified social determinants of health to uncover evidence-based best practices, assess population health baseline data, and conduct initial social network analyses in funded project communities.

Diabetes Technical Assistance

CHOT will assist with Passport Health's response to SJR7. CHOT will assist data from our data team related to cost between members diagnosed with pre-diabetes and diabetes and help develop information about potential savings/benefit from adding a DPP benefit to the KY DMS fee schedule. CHOT will assist with analysis and support about medication adherence for Passport Health members currently diagnosed with diabetes. CHOT will assist with determination of ROI for an DPP benefit. CHOT will support writing up this component of the SJR7 response.

Ketamine Intervention to Reduce Opioid Dependence

Opioid crisis nationally has lead to investigate Opioid sparing pain control drugs or multimodal other drug regimens. Ketamine a phencyclidine derivative exhibits its pain management techniques primarily via N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonism. Recently, its potentials to manage acute pain has gained attention because it can help reduce Opioid dependence and tolerance. The purpose of this study is to develop a randomized control trial that will test the use of Ketamine as an intervention strategy to reduce opioid use among patients with chronic pain.

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CHOT Industry Partners

Center-wide Projects

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

Contact Us: Melissa Eggen, MPH | 502-852-6450 | 

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