Current Projects

National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI)

The National Health Security Preparedness Index is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Program Management Office for the Index is based at the University of Kentucky and staffed through a collaboration between the Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research, College of Public Health and the Center for Business and Economic Research, Gatton College of Business and Economics. The National Health Security Preparedness Index examines America's preparedness efforts by looking collectively at the health security preparedness of states. The Index is updated annually to accurately reflect the nation's progress in preparing for, preventing, and responding to potential health incidents.

Code Louisville

Working with Kentuckiana Works and IQS Research, CBER serves as the program evaluator for the Code Louisville project. This project offers a series of 12-week software development tracts to adults who want to pursue a career in the software devleopment industry. 

Housing First

The Hope Center was awarded the Housing First grant from the Lexington Fayette County Urban County Government (LFUCG), which began in January 2015. This program has been proven to combat chronic homelessness and save millions of tax payers’ dollars in other cities across the country including Louisville, Seattle, and New York City. CBER works with LFUCG and the Hope Center to evaluate the impact of this program in Fayette County.