Research & Evaluation

HDI projects include evaluative components and opportunities for research. We also promote research and evaluation as an overall priority of the Institute. Our Evaluation Unit has a strong portfolio of projects with customers in Kentucky, other states and projects of national scope. We offer competitive funding for research led by HDI staff and faculty through our Fund for Excellence.


Projects

Consumer Satisfaction Survey

HDI has conducted an annual Consumer Satisfaction Survey of those served by the Office of ...

Evaluation Unit

The HDI Evaluation Unit’s mission is to provide high quality and high utility evaluation services ...

Fund for Excellence

The Human Development Institute (HDI) established the Fund for Excellence for the development of innovative ...

ISA Quality of Life Survey

This survey is part of a larger settlement agreement between Kentucky Protection & Advocacy and ...

Kentucky Alternate Assessment Project (KAAP)

The Kentucky Alternate Assessment Project (KAAP) has a rich history; as a result of the ...

Kentucky Early Childhood Data System (KEDS)

KEDS, currently funded through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is responsible for supporting ...

Kentucky Post School Outcome Study (KYPSO)

Kentucky Post School Outcomes Center (KYPSO) collects data on the transitional experiences of students with ...

National Core Indicators Kentucky – Community Quality

Kentucky recognizes the increasing emphasis on outcomes and performance assessment is more than merely a ...

RETAIN Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment, University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, and other committed ...

Southeast ADA Center – Kentucky Affiliate

The Southeast ADA Center (SEADA Center) is engaging in research to examine financial inclusion across ...

Supported Higher Education Project Technical Assistance Center

HDI’s Supported Higher Education Project Technical Assistance Center (SHEP-TAC) provides customized technical assistance and direct ...

VCU-Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (RRTC) on the Employment of Transition- Aged Youth with Disabilities

VCU-Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (RRTC) on the Employment of Transition- Aged Youth. Effects of ...

Products

HDI has been at the forefront of helping to lead and guide what it looks ...
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The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a worldwide pandemic. Understanding how ...
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The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a worldwide pandemic. Understanding how ...
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For 50 years, the Human Development Institute (HDI) has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the ...
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Fact sheet on opioid use and disability, using national and Kentucky statistics ...
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2019 National Core Indicators KY health data. This file includes health resources in Kentucky ...
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Disability is an abstract concept, and the landscape is changing, both in terms of disabilities ...
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News

RETAIN Kentucky Goes to the 2022 Kentucky State Fair

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The Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN KY) Team recently participated in the Kentucky State Fair to raise awareness about a Department of ...

Going beyond the requirements, UK HDI’s Kentucky Post School Outcomes Center sets exemplary standard for improving students with disabilities transitional outcomes after high school

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In 2020, Kentucky students with disabilities who had exited high school in the previous year were asked which resource in high school had continued to ...

Human Development Institute’s Stephanie Meredith receives PCORI Engagement Award to address health disparities as related to Down syndrome diagnoses in Black and Hispanic families

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The Lettercase National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources at the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute (HDI) has been awarded a prestigious Eugene Washington ...
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