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Office of Health Research and Development


UK Center for Rural Health - Madisonville

The UK Center for Rural Health - Madisonville is based at Trover Health System and is part of a statewide program which was created as a way to improve the health status of the rural population of our commonwealth. The UK Center for Rural Health - Madisonville (UK CRH/M) covers 19 counties in western Kentucky working closely with area agencies, community organizations, and the UK Office of Health Research and Development (OHRD) to accomplish the following: create and maintain a statewide network for rural health initiatives; support and conduct rural-based research through university and local initiatives (i.e., UK Center for Clinical and Translational Scienceand the Office of Research and Engagement for the Advancement of Community Health); help improve the health of Kentuckians by maintaining knowledge of the health care delivery system and health care issues of the region; work to build a public and political constituency and maintain a liaison with legislators on rural health issues; and serve as an advocate for rural health policy for the state and region.

The UK Center for Rural Health - Madisonville facilitates the development of educational, research, and service programs. In addition to developing and managing regional programs, this office participates with other Centers in forming a statewide network of rural health initiatives. Current programs include: developing assessments of each county in the service area for use in recruitment, grant writing, etc.; grant writing for small initiatives; developing tools needed to use GIS mapping in regards to health status, demographics, etc.; developing a Regional Dental Network in support of oral health initiatives in the area through the UK Dental Clinic at the local health department; and research initiatives with UK.

The UK Center for Rural Health/Madisonville serves the following 19 counties:
Allen                Edmondson                 Logan                          Todd
Breckinridge    Grayson                       McLean                       Union
Butler               Hancock                      Muhlenberg                 Warren
Christian          Henderson                   Ohio                            Webster
Daviess            Hopkins                       Simpson                      

Currently this office is developing profiles of each of the above counties.  Each profile contains information on the county’s population, education, government, health, health score cards from the Kentucky Institute of Medicine, employment figures, and information on tourism/recreation.  This information is useful for planning and grant writing. 

Allen County Profile (PDF)
Allen County Quick Facts (PDF)

Breckinridge County Profile (PDF)
Breckinridge County Quick Facts (PDF)

Butler County Profile (PDF)
Butler County Quick Facts (PDF)

Daviess County Profile (PDF)
Daviess County Quick Facts (PDF)

Hopkins County Profile (PDF)
Hopkins County Quick Facts (PDF)

McLean County Profile (PDF)
McLean County Quick File (PDF)

Muhlenberg County Profile (PDF)
Muhlenberg County Quick Facts (PDF)
Muhlenberg County Resource Guide Cover (PDF)
Muhlenberg County Resource Guide (PDF)
Muhlenberg County Mini-Resource Guide (PDF)
Muhlenberg County Mini-Resouce Directory (PDF)

Webster County Profile (PDF)
Webster County Quick Facts (PDF)

The profiles will be continuously updated, and are provided free of charge as a service of the UK Center for Rural Health - Madisonville.   For more information, please contact Natalie Begley at

Future projects include GIS mapping, especially for health care statistics and research. 

UK Center for Rural Health - Madisonville staff: 
Natalie Begley, Coordinator, UK Center for Rural Health - Madisonville
200 Clinic Dr.
Madisonville, KY 42431, 270/824-3436

Tonya Piper, R.N., Study Coordinator
200 Clinic Dr.
Madisonville, KY 42431, 270/824-3431

Ryan Hoisington, PharmD, REACH Faculty Liaison

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