Community Conversation: Perry County

A word collage in the shape of Kentucky. Terms include Perry County, Disability, Local Resources, Access, Collaboration, Education, Advocacy, Community Services, Health, Accessibility, Grassroots, Internet Access, Transportation, Community Colleges, Connection, Extension Office, Food Security, Inclusion, Partnerships.
What we heard in Perry County

The Human Development Institute‘s Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative with the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities hosted a virtual Community Conversation in Perry County on September 27, 2021. This event brought together local community members, organizations, and stakeholders to engage in conversations about …

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Community Access

  • Issues with transportation and internet access
  • Importance of creating accessible and inclusive community resources
  • Strong grassroots efforts exist, and community collaboration is high

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  • Collaboration with local Community Colleges can increase community advocacy
  • Important to educate those outside Perry County on access barriers for services and programs
  • Inclusion of local disability advocates is key to education and access
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Access to Health Services

  • Limited options for specialty services within Perry County
  • Strong local efforts exist to combat food insecurity
  • Digital health services are great to bridge gap in health service connection, but accessibility is limited
To promote inclusive health, we will
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  • Work to further connect the rural community to existing resources, such as Perry County Extension Office, to help fill identified gaps in access through grassroots partnerships
  • Continue efforts to make digital resources and programs accessible
  • Educate those outside of Perry County on access barriers and support them to offer services in other ways to those without internet or transportation access
Click to learn about some of the organizations supportive inclusive health in PerryCounty

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
KARRN Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network

Kentucky Homeplace
Kentucky River Community Care
Martin Case Management
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Cooperative Extension Service

This publication was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, DD000010, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.