Community Support

At UK HealthCare, we take great pride in achieving excellence in patient care, education, research and community service.

Our organization is devoted to supporting the growth and improvement of the communities we serve. Developed in 2006, the UK HealthCare Community Engagement Program has established mutually beneficial relationships to enrich the community in more than 120 local, state and national organizations. These partnerships are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of those in our city, state and beyond.

The Community Engagement Program provides communities with accurate and reliable health information and education, health screenings, and risk assessments, along with expert physician and other clinical speakers.


If you are seeking support from UK HealthCare, please complete and submit the form on this site. Your request will then be reviewed by a committee, which meets quarterly. To allow adequate time for committee review, we suggest submitting your request 4-6 months prior to your deadline. Once your request has been reviewed, you will be notified of the committee’s decision.

We support the following types of organizations:

  • Disease-specific
  • Business development
  • Internal UK HealthCare and University of Kentucky
  • Philanthropic
  • Community.

Ambassador Program

Join the UK HealthCare community by signing up to become a UK HealthCare ambassador. The Ambassador Program is a great way for employees of UK HealthCare to be actively involved in the community. As an ambassador, you will receive email invitations to volunteer and participate in community events on behalf of UK HealthCare.

UK HealthCare is dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle for the people of Kentucky. As an ambassador, you will become a part of this initiative firsthand. Volunteer opportunities through the UK HealthCare Ambassador Program allow you to represent UK HealthCare at many types of events hosted by organizations that UK HealthCare supports.

Opportunities include working at our booth or tent at conferences, walks/runs, triathlons and lunch or dinner events benefiting a specific organization. Exciting opportunities are added to our community engagement calendar throughout the year, and we would love to include you.

If you are interested, please enter your name, email address and phone number here to be added to our Ambassador Program email list.

Cooperative Extension Service program

UK HealthCare provides informative health education materials to Cooperative Extension Service offices across the Commonwealth. Read more about our Cooperative Extension Service program.

Diversity and Inclusivity

UK HealthCare values the inclusion of all our employees and patients within the enterprise and in the communities we serve. Our employees have many different backgrounds, identities, cultures and ethnicities. Diversity is an asset to UK HealthCare and helps us provide leading-edge care focused on each patient’s individual needs. In addition to being patient-centered in our hospitals and clinics, we also embody our inclusive philosophy through supporting diversity-focused community outreach and support initiatives like Feast on Equality UK.


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