The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health was established by state legislation in 1990 to address health disparities in rural Kentucky and the unique challenges faced by our communities. The mission was and still is today to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Kentuckians. For more than three decades, the Center has partnered with communities, providers, students, and individuals to provide health professions education, health policy research, health care service, and community engagement toward reaching this mission.

We invite you to explore our website and learn about the programs and resources our Center has to offer.

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Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Rural Kentuckians


A Healthier Kentucky