Commonwealth Collaborative Award: Improving Latino Health Access

The Mt. Sterling Health Initiative, a project led by Dr. Robert McKnight in partnership with the Montgomery County Health Department, was one of 13 Commonwealth Collaboratives announced in January 2008 by University of Kentucky President Lee Todd. In cooperation with health department director Jan Chamness, MPH, and local stakeholders, Dr. McKnight and the Southeast Center have been working to address the preventive health care and information needs of the region's rapidly growing Hispanic population. The;president's Commonwealth Collaborative award recognized the Mt. Sterling Health Initiative as a high priority project designed to improve Kentucky's schools, business climate, environment, health care, and quality of life.