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Health Education through Extension Leadership (HEEL)


One of the HEEL program’s preeminent responsibilities is to facilitate the development and delivery of new health education programming and teaching materials to all Kentuckians. This means that program staff serve as liaisons, bringing resources and know-how from all university partners – along with that of national, state and local agencies – to County Extension Agents, and, subsequently, the populations these agents serve. A critical factor in this particular aspect of the program’s effectiveness is the ready availability of materials that can be used to teach Kentuckians how to take better care of themselves, and improve their overall health.

Collaborative Programs

Blue to You
Various kinds of depression are addressed.
Agents please see the Master Publication list for more details

The Different Faces of Substance Abuse
Is a Collaboration to address Prescription drug Abuse in Kentucky that has gained the attention of the White House for its efforts in taking a multi-pronged attack on the problem.

Health Literacy Kentucky
Is a partnership of more than 35 organizations that have come together to address the issue of Health Literacy in our state. This "alliance" emerged from the Kentucky Health Literacy Summit that was held in February of 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Second Sunday
Is a statewide event that encourages all forms of physical activity in the comforts of local community, and is designed to get Kentuckians on their feet and moving

Taking ownership of your Diabetes
Is a curriculum to help manage type 2 diabetes.
Please go to the FCS Extension Agent / Internal login and see the Featured Programs page

The development of the HEEL program was made possible by Senator Mitch McConnell with funds earmarked for the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY and budgeted through the CSREES/USDA Federal Administration.

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