The State University Partnership (SUP) is a research program between Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) leadership and university research centers to expand Cabinet research capacity, support development of evidence-based policy and foster a research community in the commonwealth.
State University Partnership Program
The SUP program promotes collaboration with Kentucky public universities, extends Cabinet research capacity and supports program evaluation and policy development. The Office of Health Data and Analytics (OHDA) works across CHFS agencies to develop a comprehensive research agenda advancing research meaningful and applicable to the Cabinet and the citizens it serves.
Through the SUP program, OHDA is able to develop a robust research library to support data-driven policy and increase understanding of the challenges and issues affecting CHFS programs and services.
The SUP program supports university researchers through data-sharing agreements, research and grant development and serving as a central point of contact for the Cabinet. University researchers interested in non-funded project opportunities can get started any time by following steps outlined in the section How to Become a Partner. Funded partnerships are available on a biennial basis and awarded following a formal application process and strenuous review prior to selection.
State University Partnership Research Briefs
State University Partnerships are a collaboration between CHFS and Kentucky’s public universities to produce research that expands our understanding of how to improve the health and wellbeing of Kentuckians. These partnerships provide a forum for researchers and government leaders to learn from one another and apply research insights to effective policies and programs.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus for Patients Among Medicaid Beneficiaries in Kentucky
Enhancing Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Kentucky Medicaid Recipients
University of Kentucky Healthcare’s Office of Opioid Safety
Behavioral Health Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Kentucky Medicaid Recipients
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Beyond Birth
Medication Prescribing to Children Insured by Kentucky Medicaid
Longitudinal Analysis of Type 2 Diabetes in Medicaid Beneficiaries
Preparing for Value-Based Purchasing Quality Metrics for All Hospitals in Kentucky
How to Become a Partner
There are several ways to become a partner in the CHFS SUP program. The most common is to request data for a non-funded partnership. Data requests can be submitted
via email to OHDA.
State universities may apply for funded partnerships during the next application cycle. For application instructions and additional information please
email OHDA with questions related to the State University Partnership Program.