St. Claire HealthCare Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist and Strategy Development Grant Recipient

Application Title: St. Claire HealthCare Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: St. Claire Medical Center, Inc.

State(s) Served: Kentucky

Applicant-Defined Region: Five rural counties in northeastern Kentucky

Contact: Shellie Wilburn-Smith (

The St. Claire HealthCare Recompete Plan, led by the St. Claire Medical Center, requests approximately $10 million to help individuals with substance use disorders find sustainable and meaningful employment in five counties of northeastern Kentucky. Substance abuse has become a primary barrier to economic participation in eastern Kentucky. The Finalist proposes using Recompete funding to coordinate substance abuse support with employer-based training, including offering the Life Learning Center curriculum to residents in eastern Kentucky and investing in nursing workforce training, peer support programs, and scholarships in partnership with a community college. The evidence-based approach has shown success with limited recidivism and expects to improve health, education, and employment outcomes of residents with substance use disorders.

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

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