Grants and Contracts Details


The University of Kentucky BREATHE team and its Radon Policy Division's faculty and staff will complete the following work to advance radon education awareness and radon prevention science in Kentucky. The first component is promoting Radon Measurement and Mitigation Certification Training in eastern Kentucky. During FY18, we will collaborate with KARP and KCTCS to develop radon measurement and mitigation curriculum to be eventually offered to KCTCS students in the region to become certified. We will begin Phase 2 of this component during FY18 to ensure that the newly trained KCTCS faculty in the northeast region complete their radon measurement and mitigation specialist apprentice hours and develop curricula to train students. KCTCS faculty in partnership with BREATHE will have made progress toward completing their 200 apprentice hours in radon measurement and mitigation training. Curricula on radon measurement and mitigation training will be developed to incorporate into the KCTC offerings by June 30, 2018. The second component is Radon Continuing Education for Health Professionals. We will continue to market the Radon Continuing Education Program (CME, KBN, CHES, RS, Other) course housed on TRAIN, targeting all State Radon funded communities and the NE and SE AHECs where there are high lung cancer incidence rates but very little radon testing. We will serve as administrators of the program. At least 150 radon or health professionals will complete the Radon CE TRAIN course by June 30, 2018. The third component is Geological Survey Radon Mapping and Educational Outreach. We will continue to promote our new county level Radon Map Fact Sheet/Infographics in all 120 counties to promote radon testing, and continue to develop best practices in communicating radon risk potential with the public and healthcare professionals. In addition, we will complete additional analyses using the home radon values data base and rock formation data. This will investigate seasonal differences in radon values, repeatability of measurements, and discrepancies in radon values and rock formations to identify other factors that impact radon potential. We also plan on overlaying county‐level smoking rates onto the radon/rock formation maps. As part of our educational outreach, we will conduct a case study to document on video the story as told by a radon‐induced lung cancer survivor.
Effective start/end date7/1/186/30/19


  • KY Department for Public Health: $75,000.00


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