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Dr. Holly Raffle to present at O’Bleness on Delivering Healthcare to Women in Appalachia


Dr. Holly Raffle will present “The Role of Culture in Delivering Healthcare to Women in Ohio’s Appalachian Region” on Monday, December 16 from 12-1 at O’Bleness in Room 014.  CEUs are available for this presentation.

Program Objectives

1.    Describe how Appalachian values and the characteristics of generational poverty influence the decisions that women in Ohio’s Appalachian region make with regards to their health.

2.    Identify culturally competent strategies to enhance the effectiveness of health education initiatives aimed at reaching women in Ohio’s Appalachian region.

Videoconferencing available to OU-HCOM CORE sites; Grosvenor 017 on OU-HCOM Campus; Washington County Department of Jobs and Family Services; Woodland Centers; and Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. sites.

 CHEAO (OH-049/10-1-14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been designated as meeting the criteria for 1 ONA contact hour for nurses.

 Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. is a provider of CPEs for Counselors and Social Workers for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapists Board.  Provider number is RCS070803.

This program has been approved for 1 Credit Hour.

You must attend the whole presentation and turn in an evaluation form to receive CE Credit

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine ·AHEC · CHEAO

Hopewell Health Centers, Inc.


Dr. Tania Basta and Ms. Teena Stambaugh Presented at Health Educator’s Institute


ARHI Associate Director and nutrition graduate student, Teena Stambaugh, will be presenting on Wednesday, October 23 at the OSOPHE Health Educator’s Institute.  They will be presenting results of an intervention to increase HIV testing in Athens, County.  For more information about the conference, click here:



University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Pilot Program: Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) Pilot Award


The CCTS Pilot Program will award a total of up to $100,000 as two-year pilot grants to strengthen or support development of sustainable partnerships between academic researchers and community stakeholders for translational research. Grants will support either: (1) joint pilot projects proposed by established community-academic partnerships; or (2) development of new community-academic partnerships. Applications must target health disparities of Appalachian Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia and focus on community-engaged, translational research. They should promote participation, discovery, application, and dissemination of science that reduces Appalachian’s health disparities.


The eligibility is limited to:

Investigator(s) from the University of Kentucky. This individual(s) must have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director/Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator


Investigator (s) formally affiliated with a community-based organization with recognized status as a 501(c)3, LLC, or fully incorporated entity. This individual(s) must have the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director/Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator.

In addition,

Investigator(s) affiliated with universities in the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN): Marshall University, West Virginia University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, University of Pikeville and the University of Cincinnati are eligible to act as the Co-Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator for the proposed research.

For purposes of this award, community organizations are defined as organizations that (1) have a documented (e.g., mission statement) interest in improving the health of the relevant community; and (2) have a history (3 years or more) of serving the health needs and interests of the relevant community.

–          A shared leadership plan must be included in the application.

–          Applicants must identify specific plans to organize an “Advisory Board” as a part of the activities to be performed under this award. This Advisory Board should consist of representatives from both the University of Kentucky and the community (ies) of interest.



–          Call for Letter of Intent:  Wednesday, September 25, 2013

–          Letter of Intent Due: Monday, October 21, 2013

–          Letter of Intent Finalists Notified: Monday, November 18, 2013

–          Full Application Due: Monday, November 18, 2013

–          Funding Decision: Monday, January 20, 2014


–          PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS AT OU TO Drs. Hamel-Lambert or Basta at ARHI@OHIO.EDU

–          PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS AT UK TO Elodie Elayi, at or 859-323-7939 in Lexington, KY.

ARHI Scholars Program


Apply now to become an ARHI Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year. The ARHI Scholars Program was created to provide a mechanism to support community-engaged research in rural Appalachia. See the following link for more information, and to download a copy of the application:

ARHI Scholars Program