The Coalition For Workforce Diversity helps supply local businesses with the help they need, while helping individuals with disabilities lead more productive and fulfilling lives. The Coalition currently counts 50 businesses among its partners, and is reaching out to other companies in the Louisville Metro area and beyond. The Coalition currently operates under a fee for services contract with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
University of Louisville Health, Frazier Rehabilitation Institute & Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The University of Louisville (UofL) Health – Frazier Rehab Institute is the regional leader in comprehensive acute rehab, an offers an unparalleled network of services and outpatient locations. The 135-bed Frazier Rehabilitation Institute in downtown Louisville provides specialty rehab programs through highly-skilled providers and therapists in a state-of-the-art facility. With that same level of innovation and expertise, outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, is offered at more than 15 locations across the region.
The Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet (ELC) seeks to give people the opportunity to succeed by starting them with a strong foundation during their early childhood years and providing world-class education and training throughout school and into adulthood for safe, meaningful careers. They can give employers an opportunity to succeed by creating a qualified and prepared workforce that meets their business needs without compromising safety and fairness for all employees. The Cabinet also is there for Kentucky workers when they need help because of job loss, illness and disability. Their services promote the well-being of both business and employees, so all Kentuckians can prosper.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is the state government agency that administers programs to promote the mental and physical health of Kentuckians and support Kentucky’s families.
The Kentucky Hospital Association represents hospitals, health care organizations, and integrated health care systems. Dedicated to sustaining and improving the health status of communities and citizens of Kentucky, KHA provides resources on healthcare topics alongside making recommendations on related policy and legislative issues. With a goal of providing the best quality of care, one of KHA most important priorities is advocating on behalf of Kentucky hospitals with state and federal legislators, government agencies and leaders.
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, RETAIN KY Project Lead
The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation empowers Kentuckians with disabilities to maximize independence and economic security through competitive integrated employment. Assessing the vocational rehabilitation needs of Kentuckians with disabilities, OVR then uses the results to develop a state plan for rehabilitation services, as well as determine objectives and priorities.
The Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board serves as an advisory board to the Kentucky Governor on workforce training and development issues. The KWIB is charged with creating a statewide vision for workforce development and adopt a plan to move Kentucky forward in workforce training and development. Focusing on four workforce development areas — employer engagement, education attainment, workforce participation, and organization and resource alignment — the primary purpose of the KWIB is to address state and local workforce issues.
The KentuckianaWorks Regional Workforce Development Board works to engage employers, educators, and job seekers with resources to build a stronger community. The board helps job seekers find jobs, education and training, as well as connect employers with skilled qualified workers.
The Council of State Governments is the nation’s largest nonpartisan organization serving all three branches of state elected and appointed officials. CSG seeks to champion excellence in state government and is committed to connecting, informing, inspiring and empowering public servants of state government.
The University of Kentucky has a broad range of resources centered on a single campus in the heart of the Bluegrass. Our wide array of programs allows us to excel in multidisciplinary studies and fosters an environment of cooperative engagement across all colleges, programs, and research endeavors. Because of the lives we touch and teach, we remain anchored in our mission to Kentucky– to educate, innovate, heal, and serve. To be sure, our complex, multi-faceted mission looks different today in many ways than it did in 1865. However, our sense of responsibility to our communities on campus and across the region is resolute. The mission has evolved and grown. The vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world beyond remains the same. They remain our compass – the soul of the University of Kentucky.
The Human Development Institute (HDI) is a unit of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky and part of a nationwide network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the Human Development Institute is to improve the inclusion, independence and contributions of people with disabilities and their families through education, research and evaluation, leadership and advocacy. Disability impacts nearly one-third of all Kentuckians, and intersects race, age, status, and gender identity, yet is too often overlooked as an intrinsic thread of diversity. HDI recognizes that creating environments and resources that are accessible and usable to the broadest array of people benefits people with disabilities. As such, the Human Development Institute is committed to being a national leader in Universal Design (UD) by modeling the principles of UD in all of our work, and by increasing the capacity of our partners and those we serve to ensure the maximum inclusion, engagement, independence, and opportunity possible for all people.
UK Healthcare is committed to serving the community and Kentucky Commonwealth through compassionate patient care, world class education and advanced research. Dedicated to providing equal opportunity to care, UK Healthcare works to ensure every person can reach the highest level of health possible — working with partners to share resources, offering disease screening access, and providing specialty medical care and research.