The Flourish Network

The University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging manages the Flourish Network, an initiative consisting of five coordinated programs that seeks to improve the health and well-being of older adults living in rural Kentucky communities.

The programs of the Flourish Network are grounded in the Flourish Care Coordination Model, new way of understanding and approaching care coordination that links Clinical & Behavioral Health Care Plans and Community Care Plans.

The Flourish Network is supported through two HRSA grants. Learn more about the Institute's Flourish Network here.

With our HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant, we are able to provide integrated behavioral health services to older adults in rural Kentucky through student education. Learn about our Flourish Behavioral Health Internship Program funded by this grant here!

The Institute's Flourish Behavioral Health Internship Program funded by our HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant.

Flourish Network Programs

1Flourish Program

Our direct service program delivering interdisciplinary patient-centered care coordination in Barren, Bullitt, Hart, Henry, Metcalfe, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, & Trimble counties.

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iCCOA (Interprofessional Curriculum for the Care of Older Adults) is our geriatric curriculum that trains students and professionals from medicine, nursing, social work, dentistry, pharmacy, and community health in the Flourish Model of Care.

Click here for iCCOA instructions per discipline


3Flourish Behavioral Health Graduate Internship

The Flourish Behavioral Health Internship Program is a one-year, paid internship that trains students to provide care coordination and behavioral health interventions while working with older adults in rural Kentucky. Placements begin Fall 2018. 

Click here for program eligibility and application instructions.


4. Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities

Our community-based coalition that seeks to develop the social networks and resources needed to promote geriatric workforce development in rural communities and to increase the community supports that help older adults in rural counties lead healthier lives. 

 Visit their website and like them on Facebook.


5. Memory 360

An initiative to create Alzheimer's and Dementia friendly communities through education and training of clinical staff, community partners, persons with dementia, and caregivers.

Learn about our Alzheimer's Train the Trainer Series